Sunday, November 01, 2009

The Triple Crown

Today is the triple crown of perfect days...end of daylight savings, first of the month, and beginning of Ironman training. I love days like this. It feels like everything can be a do-over. And that's how I'm going to start the beginning of my training. It's time to take my training seriously and learn how to be the best triathlete I can be. I need to have patience and really focus on the fundamentals.

Not only am I going to track my progress in meters, miles, and countless hours, I want to track my progress physically. Let's face it, I am a scrawny runner. My arms look like they could hold up about two pounds. I'm hoping that's going to change. So, I got out my tape measure and took some stock of my stock. He he he! Every month I'll check in and see how things are changing.

Starting weight ~ 117 pounds (I'll be weighing myself at the gym tomorrow morning)
Quads - L: 19-1/2"
R: 19-1/2"
(By the way, my quads are only one inch smaller than Dave's.)
Biceps - L: 10-1/2"
R: 10-1/2"
Waist - 28"

I took some pictures but I'm not very happy with the way I look so I'm not going to post them. Hopefully as the body gets tighter I will show comparison, but for now I'll use them as fuel for success.


Molly said...

Swimming this year has made a HUGE difference in my arms, I'm sure you'll get the same thing!!!

So exciting that your journey is beginning :) Enjoy every bit of these early months because it flies by before you know it and suddenly you are 3 weeks out from your race...f*ck!

IronMatron said...

You will be AMAZED at how your body transforms. So fun to take measurements...
Yeah for the first day of IM training!

E.L.F. said...

This would be interesting. I'd be more interested in your body fat percentage starting and ending. I think that's important for us to track. The weight - I guarantee you will gain weight as you gain muscle mass required for strength on the swim and bike. I just don't want you becoming too lean (which is where that BF% would help use out). The quad measurements will be interesting too. You should see those grow as you gain muscle. Looking forward to starting the journey with you. Was just thinking today about you and your development as a triathlete. I think you will surprise yourself...