Per the training program for beginners spec'd out in Joe Friel's Your First Triathlon book, today was either a "day of rest" or an optional strength session.
I opted to do the strength session as part of the Anatomical Adaptation phase of getting my muscles into shape.
This means I did a lot of reps on light weights just to get into the swing of things. My fifty-minute-long workout went like this:
- a five minute warmup on the stationary bike
- 3 sets of 20 reps each of the following:
- leg press
- seated row
- chest press
- leg curl
- abdominal curl with twist
- lat pull-down
It was nice to get back in the weight room. I felt just enough fatigue in my limbs to know I'd gotten a good workout, and considering it took less than an hour from my leaving the house to my returning home again, I think I can make it fit my schedule going forward.
What I have to make sure of now is that I'm eating enough to fuel all this exercise. I have a feeling the pounds aren't going to come off as quick as I step up the training.
One day down, 83 to go!