Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Who Fartleked?



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.

Of course my speed and distances will increase every month. Today I am going to the gym to practice cycle [AUDITIONS ARE ON THURSDAY!!], finally got my playlist.. then swim 1000 meters. Hopefully boys will be good so I can get a nice long work out in.
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.

7 comments:

Kimberlynn said...

Wow...that's some calandar. I am also a scheduled person so I can really appreciate how much work you've put into yours. I'm glad to hear you're back in it sweet Adrienne. A good time too...right before the holidays!!!

Adrienne said...

Thank you Kimberlynn! Yes, past holiday's has always been a way to gain weight guilt free. Not this year!

Weightless said...

I always do better when I have a plan/schedule. But with that said, I'm sure you've created your exercise schedule around the number of weeks til your goal but you have so much in life that can't be planned around. Make sure you have a "back up" plan - what will you do if you get off track sort of thing, how will you catch up? What will happen if/when life happens ie holidays, boys stuff, vacations, etc that may make training a little bit harder.

Adrienne said...

That's why I never make schedules!! Seems like they never go as planned. But I have to have some sort of guideline. So if something more important comes up (boys, husband, family), than that's okay! :)

blondevue... said...

My calendar for November looked like that, I liked it, I remembered where I should be and when! It turned out pretty good. Haven't done that for this month...
But January I'll be joining ya :)

Kendra said...

I love me a calendar with some highliters!! Mine includes chores around the house and stuff too. But I need to get my 2011 one started! You're one step ahead of me!

Adrienne said...

Thanks guys! :)