Friday, October 26, 2007

Ups and Downs of the Season

I don't remember exactly where I read it... anyways, a respected coach said, "The biggest gains of the race season are sowed in the off season."

Because there are only so many hours in the week for training the non-race season allows for a reduction in training volume and increase in rest and repair.

Here are the ups and downs.

What's up:

Strength training.
Sleep volume.

What's down:

Swim, bike, and run volume... waaay down.

Now for week 2 of the 'BBD ('Boomer Body Data) provided by the gym's fancy schmancy scale.

Weight: down 0.4 lbs (0.18 kilograms)
Fat Mass: down 1.2 lbs (0.54 kilograms)
Fat Free Mass: up 0.8 lbs (0.36 kilograms)
Body Fat%: down 0.7% to 8.5%

Things are moving in the right direction.

Stay tuned...

1 comment:

Run for Chocolate said...

Love the ups and downs list, I have cut down aLOT on sugar and I feel like a million bucks, but I still miss sugar.