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2014-12-04 8:36 AM
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bounce ,,,,, bouncE ,,,,, bounCE ,,,,, bouNCE ,,,,, boUNCE ,,,,, bOUNCE ,,,,,BOUNCE!!!!!

That's what the walls sound like in my house right now. It's been 14 days since I sprained my knee, and it's been 12 days since I dared to do any kind of a workout. (That swim was painful!) I am off the cane, out of the neoprene knee brace, and mostly walking without a limp. I am hoping to try to swim Friday and maybe treadmill or stationary bike on Saturday. If those two days go well I will re-set and shoot for a 20/31 goal for December.

Some of you are familiar with the Christmas Count-down thread. I joined it on October 1st weighing in at 379.6. At tonight's weigh-in I was down 1.8 lbs to 368.8, even after Thanksgiving. I won't reach my 350 goal by year end, but as someone over there said, "Every little bit helps." New year end weight goal? 360 or less.

Well, I am going to try something different, and quite honestly I think I'm going out on a limb here. I was considering buying one of the BT memberships, I just didn't know which one. So I started a thread. That didn't help me make up my mind any. While I was surfing around the comparison page I tried out the Custom Planner widget. It was intriguing but I couldn't save or upload it to a Planned Workout Calendar... I decided to take at least test the waters. I bought a Bronze membership and then saved the plan to my calendar.

Why do I think I'm going out on a limb? Mainly because the distances and times it is prescribing seem WAY too low right now. They are significantly below the times and distances I was doing before I sprained my knee. But I am going to give it a good faith trial and see how things look come April 1st.. I planned it as a Sprint tri for May 10th, 2015. If it works as advertised I will then create one to go up to August 9th. And if I like those results I will use it to plan for an October Olympic..

Stay tuned.


You know we'll do everything we can to keep you motivated... I feel your pain, just not as much. Like you, I ended up with nothing this week, but I think it's better to be cautious than to risk additional issues and more time off. I'm in the count-down thread as well and had to alter my plan of sub-240 to sub 250. "every little bit helps" is one of the absolute truths when it comes to taking off the weight.

I think I have a reply in the membership/training plan thread as well... I have made 2 custom plans now with no issues, and I'm on the free membership here. The only think I couldn't do was link the plan to my log. I also wasn't given breakdowns of what exactly to do for each session, but I don't know if membership does that or not.


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Originally posted by WebFootFreak I'm in the count-down thread as well and had to alter my plan of sub-240 to sub 250. "every little bit helps" is one of the absolute truths when it comes to taking off the weight.

I have made 2 custom plans now with no issues, and I'm on the free membership here. The only think I couldn't do was link the plan to my log. I also wasn't given breakdowns of what exactly to do for each session, but I don't know if membership does that or not.


Rick, I was pretty sure it was you that I was quoting, but at that time of night I didn't want to take the time to go search for it. Also, it was because of you that I was tinkering with the custom planner. But unlike you I was not able to put it on my calendar, print it, or link it. I was going to spend $30 for a 6 month Bronze trial, but when I got to checking out it seems they haven't stopped the 30% discount offer yet. I was able to buy a full year of Bronze membership for only $5 more, $35. I even considered going for a Silver instead, but cheaped out at the last minute.

Now I not only have it in my Planned Calendar, I also have it linked to my BT mobile app. The importance of that is that my two brain cells aren't working as well as they used to. Now I don't have to worry about forgetting what I was supposed to do at the gym. I just bring it up on my app and then go do it. And since I listen to my music on my phone, I can easily remind myself of correct distances on two-a-days.

If you haven't already, spend the $35 to get the one year of Bronze membership. That Custom Planner alone is worth the cost. But being able to see your planned workout on your phone at the gym ,,,, WOW!

Edited by me, because I am a member of the Grammar Police. I can't help myself.

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2014-12-04 10:10 PM
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Anyone else having problems getting up and active in the morning?? My mind wants to do it but the heart is tired at the moment.

I have started increasing my distances lately, especially in the run, but starting to get some tightness in the knees.

As far as memberships, I was silver which was good for training plans and logging and such. I pulled the trigger and went gold with the 30% off deal. It is cool getting all my heart rate and power stats automatically uploaded from my Garmin. Helping me focus on right training zones! I suggest the paid membership!
2014-12-07 6:55 AM
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Quick Sunday update:

Down to 253.5

Training: nil. I was giving my foot a week's rest. Plan to hit it hard and heavy again this week.
2014-12-07 8:05 PM
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OMGoodness! I'm sitting here watching the Patriots/Chargers game and they just mentioned that one of the Chargers is just now returning from a sprained knee injury. AFTER SEVEN WEEKS! I'm only on week three. And you just know these pro football players don't give it full recovery time. That would mean I would be out of the gym until the new year. I don't think I can do that.
2014-12-08 6:57 AM
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Originally posted by leatherneckpa Well, I am going to try something different, and quite honestly I think I'm going out on a limb here. I was considering buying one of the BT memberships, I just didn't know which one. So I started a thread. That didn't help me make up my mind any. While I was surfing around the comparison page I tried out the Custom Planner widget. It was intriguing but I couldn't save or upload it to a Planned Workout Calendar... I decided to take at least test the waters. I bought a Bronze membership and then saved the plan to my calendar. Why do I think I'm going out on a limb? Mainly because the distances and times it is prescribing seem WAY too low right now. They are significantly below the times and distances I was doing before I sprained my knee. But I am going to give it a good faith trial and see how things look come April 1st.. I planned it as a Sprint tri for May 10th, 2015. If it works as advertised I will then create one to go up to August 9th. And if I like those results I will use it to plan for an October Olympic.. Stay tuned.

The shorter distances at the beginning can really help to build up slowly and to go injury-free the whole duration.

go for it. i have used several of the plans on bt and they have served well.... when I follow the plan and not think I know better.



2014-12-08 11:12 AM
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Originally posted by ceilidh

Originally posted by leatherneckpa Well, I am going to try something different, and quite honestly I think I'm going out on a limb here. I was considering buying one of the BT memberships, I just didn't know which one. So I started a thread. That didn't help me make up my mind any. While I was surfing around the comparison page I tried out the Custom Planner widget. It was intriguing but I couldn't save or upload it to a Planned Workout Calendar... I decided to take at least test the waters. I bought a Bronze membership and then saved the plan to my calendar. Why do I think I'm going out on a limb? Mainly because the distances and times it is prescribing seem WAY too low right now. They are significantly below the times and distances I was doing before I sprained my knee. But I am going to give it a good faith trial and see how things look come April 1st.. I planned it as a Sprint tri for May 10th, 2015. If it works as advertised I will then create one to go up to August 9th. And if I like those results I will use it to plan for an October Olympic.. Stay tuned.

The shorter distances at the beginning can really help to build up slowly and to go injury-free the whole duration.

go for it. i have used several of the plans on bt and they have served well.... when I follow the plan and not think I know better.




Also read some of the training articles by Mike Ricci here on BT. There is sound evidence to the Z1 & Z2 training. I used it and made it through my first spint feeling good. Now that I have a base to work from, I can now build speed at a reasonable pace and begin to add more distance. It takes some time, but it is well worth it!
2014-12-10 5:55 AM
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How is every one doing?

2014-12-10 11:16 AM
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Breathing. That's a +.
2014-12-11 8:16 AM
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How is every one doing?




Struggling to get back on the training wagon... I'm not training because I'm exhausted and sluggish, but I'm exhausted and sluggish because I'm not training. If I don't have to work tomorrow I'll force myself to get to the Y and jump in the pool.
2014-12-11 9:04 AM
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WFF yeah its that time of the year. I been only working out at lunch and not in the evenings and weekends. Sad because I really really want to get a spring marathon in before the baby comes and trying to decide if I want to sign up for ITU Chicago in September. Maybe I should sign up and hope when the time comes she does not get too mad or goes its ok your trained you can do it I will not worry.


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Originally posted by WebFootFreakStruggling to get back on the training wagon... I'm not training because I'm exhausted and sluggish, but I'm exhausted and sluggish because I'm not training. If I don't have to work tomorrow I'll force myself to get to the Y and jump in the pool.
I can SO relate to this post. Last night I was supposed to go to my WW's meeting, so I put on my "uniform" and got on my scales at home. I decided NOT to go to my meeting because somehow I was UP 7.8 pounds. This morning I am already down 2.8 pounds. And I still don't trust my knee to go workout yet.
2014-12-11 12:23 PM
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Something I am trying to keep in mind since I lost my low carb diet. I am working to get back on it. stupid holiday cookies. Low energy plus lots of high carb foods = bad for low carb dieters.

"A healthy adult can store around 400 grams of glycogen in the liver and about 100 grams in the muscle cells. If your glycogen levels drop, you can lose half a kilogram -- over 1 pound. Additionally, every gram of glycogen carries with it 3 grams of water, meaning that if you deplete your regular stores of glycogen, this can show up as a 2 kilogram loss on the scale"

2 KG is like 4.4 lbs. Another article I read said 4 to 5 g per 1 gram of glycogen. Its why you get they hey I just started dieting and I lost 10 lbs in the first week.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/307905-glycogen-and-weight-loss/
2014-12-14 8:19 AM
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Originally posted by WebFootFreak
Down to 253.5

Training: nil.


Suday Update:

Up to 254.

Training: nil, again

I know that getting back in the saddle is completely on me. For some reason, this year seems unusually hectic. Of course I freely admit that it could be because things are getting in my way, I'm letting things get in my way, or a combination of both
2014-12-18 3:23 PM
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It is really easy to have the season take over your life. Be easy on yourself and then, go for a long walk. (or other).

Got back from DC. (no training but walking 6-8 miles per day). Now I have to H the F up to ramp up my training where it should be. The fact that I got sick and am just feeling well enough for a little 30 minute trainer ride is not helping.

2014-12-19 12:57 PM
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Not a whole lot of tri-ing going on here. Still haven't braved the gym with this knee. Allowed wife to talk me into waiting until after Christmas. Probably better for the knee anyway. It hasn't been this screwed up since the last prison riot I was in. (Relax, I worked there.)

On the plus side however, I'm down another 2.2 lbs this week. If I can sustain this pace through the holidays I should be able to start the new year under 360.


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