Nude Numbers 47

Nude Numbers are my weekly progress reports on my fitness goals. See About Running Naked for the philosophies involved.

Summary

Week 7 of the tri plan. Due to work and moving commitments, my training has gotten spotty and it’s only going to get worse between now and June 22nd. That said, I’ve got a wet-suit set up and still planning to go for it. Next week is very travel heavy, so workouts will be limited.

Subjective Data

Due to weather the long bike ride never happened (it’s been a rainy spring here in NYC). And running was spotty due to the NYC Aids Walk cutting off my long run on Sunday. See, lots of excuses.

I did get a swim in on Friday, but while long it wasn’t that enjoyable due to crowding in the pool. Given my time constraints, I’ve fallen back on doing weight training which I enjoy.

Objective Data

Blue lines == actuals; Gray areas == my target range for that week.

Note: Where are all the graphs? I’ve run into an Excel 2007 ‘bug’ or feature where you can’t have multiple pivot tables of the same Excel ‘table’. I’m officially punting on fixing this for a while.

Assessment

I would have liked to have gotten more biking and swimming done last week, but I need to bow to the reality of the fact that (a) I’m doing a cross-country move in 6-weeks and between now and then am only in NYC for 3 of those weeks and (b) we’re hitting a nice crunch period at work and it’s the right balance to spend more time there.

Still, I’m not happy with the small amount of swimming drilling I’m doing. That said, I’m finding that the pools are always in use when I have time to go swimming. This week I’m going to try varying when I go.

Plan

That said, I’m going to be in Jacksonville for Memorial Day weekend, so at best I’ll get a run in there, and in California starting Wednesday of next week. I’m going to bring my wetsuit (for an open water swim at Candlestick) and my bike-helmet and shoes (because I’m borrowing a bike) to CA, but otherwise running and isometric workouts are all I’ll get done next week.

Reminders

I’m planning to try (again) for the NYC Marathon in November. If you’re interested in running either with me, let me know. Also, if anyone is interested in doing the Philly Triathlon (June) with me, or the Marin Century (August) with me, you’re welcome to join the team!

Presentation Notes

These notes are always presented in SOAP Note format. Click here for all the Nude Numbers posts.

Other

Thanks for reading.

- Art

Nude Numbers 46

Nude Numbers are my weekly progress reports on my fitness goals. See About Running Naked for the philosophies involved.

Summary

Week 6 of the tri plan. A slow resumption to working out after (a) a pretty harsh flu and (b) my partner Robert was in-town most of the week so work took priority. Still, it felt good to be back at it.

Subjective Data

I came back slowly, but got a short run, a short swim and a bike ride in this week. It made me feel good to be outside. Spring has finally started to come to NYC, and I do believe Spring on the right coast is much better than on the left coast; we just appreciate it more here because of Winter.

During the run and bike ride my calf held up well. I also resume some upper-leg lifting (quads and glutes) and was reminded the day after that you shouldn’t take 6-weeks away from lifting.

Objective Data

Blue lines == actuals; Gray areas == my target range for that week.

Note: Where are all the graphs? I’ve run into an Excel 2007 ‘bug’ or feature where you can’t have multiple pivot tables of the same Excel ‘table’. I’m officially punting on fixing this for a while.

Assessment

Good slow start, but the tri is now breathing down my neck. I’m going to go or it anyway, hoping the combination of adrenaline, wetsuit and perseverance gets me to the bike-start. I also need to be patient with the run and the bike for now, but I feel ready to start some light running again.

Plan

I’d like to get at least one long and one short bike ride in, as well as one longish run. But I’m going to try to give special focus to swimming.

Reminders

I’m planning to try (again) for the NYC Marathon in November. If you’re interested in running either with me, let me know. Also, if anyone is interested in doing the Philly Triathlon (June) with me, or the Marin Century (August) with me, you’re welcome to join the team!

Presentation Notes

These notes are always presented in SOAP Note format. Click here for all the Nude Numbers posts.

Other

I’m way behind in other blog-updates. Why? Well, as you can see from my training numbers, work is eating into a lot of other areas in my life. For those who worry about that, don’t worry yet. I’m having so much fun doing what I’m doing right now, but had to cut back on something. If I stop updating my training log, I give you permission to hit me over the head with a big stick and remind me that balance is important. Of course, my wife gets ultimate “hitting me over the head” authority, and even as we speak is glaring over me with a big stick telling me to stop typing…

Thanks for reading.

- Art

 

Nude Numbers 45

Nude Numbers are my weekly progress reports on my fitness goals. See About Running Naked for the philosophies involved.

Summary

Week 5 of the tri plan. And zero time spent working out. Why? First I got the flu, then J.

Subjective Data

Thursday I came down with a bad flu which took me until Sunday to really recover. Then Monday night J gets it as well, only far worse. We end up spending all night Monday in the emergency room where she gets IV liquids. Don’t worry, she’s all fine now, but wow, does it suck to get sick.

Objective Data

Blue lines == actuals; Gray areas == my target range for that week.

Note: Where are all the graphs? I’ve run into an Excel 2007 ‘bug’ or feature where you can’t have multiple pivot tables of the same Excel ‘table’. I’m officially punting on fixing this for a while.

Assessment

Don’t get sick. More in the next update.

Plan

More in next update.

Reminders

I’m planning to try (again) for the NYC Marathon in November. If you’re interested in running either with me, let me know. Also, if anyone is interested in doing the Philly Triathlon (June) with me, or the Marin Century (August) with me, you’re welcome to join the team!

Presentation Notes

These notes are always presented in SOAP Note format. Click here for all the Nude Numbers posts.

Other

I’m way behind in other blog-updates. Why? Well, as you can see from my training numbers, work is eating into a lot of other areas in my life. For those who worry about that, don’t worry yet. I’m having so much fun doing what I’m doing right now, but had to cut back on something. If I stop updating my training log, I give you permission to hit me over the head with a big stick and remind me that balance is important. Of course, my wife gets ultimate “hitting me over the head” authority, and even as we speak is glaring over me with a big stick telling me to stop typing…

Thanks for reading.

- Art