Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I saw this bumper sticker that said, "Who Fartleked?" and I laughed because I understood. A few months ago I would have said, "HUH?". I have been working hard to get myself scheduled. I need a schedule for EVERYTHING, so I can stick to training for 70.3. I keep looking and searching for a schedule online that has terms I understand for training.. but I couldn't. So.. I had to work extra hard to find the meanings, then make MY own schedule since none fit into my life. I got this cool huge desk calendar at Target (my other home), and love it. I wrote out my entire January schedule. Meals, training, chores, events, ect. It's a lot of work, but man will Davey be so proud. :) Here are some terms and definitions I found, so you don't have to. Who knows maybe soon you'll be training for something you never thought you would!
Fartlek- (Speed Play in Swedish) a method of athletic training (especially for runners) in which strenuous effort and normal effort alternate in a continuous exercise. [Sprinting, jogging or Sprinting, walking].
Brick work- Doing 2 of the 3 activities back to back. [Swim, bike..ect]
PRE-Perceived rate of exertion scale.... Do 60 minuets on bike at RPE 5, ect.
1-2: Very easy; you can converse with no effort
3: Easy; converse with almost no effort
4: Moderately easy; converse comfortably with little effort
5: Moderate; conversation requires some effort
6: Moderately hard; conversation requires quite a bit of effort
7: Difficult; conversation requires a lot of effort
8: Very difficult; conversation requires maximal effort
9-10: Peak Effort; No talking zone
Cadence- On the bike it refers to revolutions per minute (RPMs) with regards to how fast you’re turning the cranks. As your training progresses, monitoring cadence can play a huge role in improving cycling technique, fitness and speed. Cadence can also refer to steps per minute in running. (I'm still confused about this one, so don't ask me.)
Drills- In swimming, using foam weights, doing different strokes not natural to swim, i.e- swimming with fists tight, only using one arm, ect.
There are many more but I am just going to use these.
My eating is finally on track, and I pray God will help me to stay on. I feel good, like I'm back in it. My new motivation for weight loss (besides all my other and obvious ones) is the lighter I am the faster I will be and the easier everything will be on my body.
Right now for lunch, I am enjoying a Smart One Swedish Meatball and an Orange for lunch. I may go in to WW today to see about the new PointsPlus system and get a new journal.