A week to look forwards to
This weekend was decidedly low key. I didn’t work out after Thursday night. I started coming down with something on Friday evening, and by Sunday I had a full blown cold. We went and watched a little of the Head of the Charles regatta on Sunday afternoon. This is a can’t miss event in Boston, if for nothing other than the massive amount of free healthy food samples that could fill a fridge for several days. In fact, we did just that are enjoying the benefits. Probably got 3 days worth of additional healthy snacks AND a 3 mile walk out of the deal. Plus we got to watch some great rowing.
The rest of the week will be far more up tempo with quite a lot going on.
- Tonight, we’re headed to Wheelworks in order to hear US Elite National Champion Jarrod Shoemaker speak about training. He won the National Championship earlier this year, and is a MA resident. He and his coach will be sharing some of the techniques they use in Jarrod’s preparation throughout the year, and how they can be applied to the average triathletes’ routine.
- Tomorrow night, they’re having a rowing clinic at Community Boating specifically for triathletes. The idea is to show how cross-training with an ergometer (rowing machine) can really benefit triathletes. My guess is that it’s a good way to build lean muscle while burning some serious calories and that it works lots of muscle groups. As a Certified Athletic Trainer, Rach says in her experience that it’s also a workout in which people are often injured, so hopefully they’ll teach us the right (and safe) way to do the exercises.
- Saturday we’re doing a Halloween 5k at the local YMCA just in our neighborhood. It’s a bit hilly in that area, so it will be interesting to see what they have chosen for a course.
- In what amounts to last weeks news, I lost about 1 pound on Friday. Still have a long way to go, and it’s time to step on the gas. No crap food this week, and I’ll be working out every day.