December 27, 2009

Christmas Burnoff

I've had a strategy this holiday season to avoid packing on the pounds. I eat incredibly well during the day and save up the gluttony for the evening hours. We celebrated our Christmas last night so I really dove in full force and was feeling it this morning so I put in some Christmas burnoff time on the bike and treadmill. In addition to making me feel semi-human again, it also helped in my acclimation to more consistent training.

I biked 55 minutes alternating intensity and RPM every 10 minutes, then did a longer run/walk on the treadmill. I walked 1.5 miles at a brisk pace, did 21 minutes of run/walking at a 2/1 interval, then walked a bit more, for a total of 51 minutes. Aside from some tightness in my achilles, it was again pain free. I biked an additional 25 minutes before spending some quality time with The Stick. It's amazing how tight I get from a workout that wouldn't have phased me a few months ago. Baby steps...

I'm headed out to dinner with my family for my last night here. I'll be going home tomorrow night and officially starting my IMLP training as well. I have a feeling the next seven months will fly by.


  1. Sounds like you had a very festive Christmas. I don't drink too much and after all of the beer and wine that I have had over the past 4 days, I feel like I have been on a bender! haha! Time to start detoxing!

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Merry Xmas!
    weight loss

  3. It is liberating to start your IM training. I like the scheduled workouts and how I have a goal for each one.

  4. love the beginning of a training season !

  5. at least you save the gluttony for the evening. i tend to do it from the moment i wake up :-/ i have terrible sweet teeth!

    thanks for following my blog! merry christmas and happy new year to you!



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