Sunday, September 21, 2008

Becoming an Everyday Cyclist

Well, after some hesitation, I have joined Graeme Street's Cyclo-Club to get back in shape. I am currently somewhere between 215 and 220 lbs (depending on the time of day), 6'1". I just got a fitness eval at the local YMCA, and I am not in dire physical condition, but I am carrying around almost 30 lbs of extra lard. 

With two young kids, the last thing I want is to be out of breath trying to play soccer with my 8 year old.

So I am on the road back to fitness. So far, I have the following goals:

1. Olympic distance triathlon in August 2009. Would like to finish in top 25%.
2. Two sprint tri's in June/July to prepare for the Olympic. Just want to use these to get a feel for my race pace, transitions, feeding, etc.
3. LiveStrong Challenge Philly 2009: Do the 100 mile route in 5 hours.
4. Bring my body fat % down to between 10-15%.

I have yet to determine how I am going to meet these goals, but I guess joining the cyclo-club was the first step. I am still sorting through all the information there, but I think I will start with the 7 day fat loss boot camp on Sept 28. I am in Vegas on business Weds-Fri, so this week won't work. However, I will start some of the core workouts, yoga workouts, and do some swimming while out there, so I will not be idle!


Josh said...

Hi Richard - Welcome to the EC Challenge, glad to have you participating! Sounds like you've got the beginnings of a really great project on here - I hope that the CLUB can help you to reach your goals and I look forward to checking in on your progress!

I hope that the process of blogging and interacting with other members in this way helps to make your path to fitness FUN and that we all enjoy this project as much as i think we will!


Colleen said...

How's it going? Have you been able to meet your goals? Make any new ones? Keep us updated!