Training Status for 2008

The good

I've been injury free. A few niggles, but nothing that didn't go away pretty much on its own. I think this is largely because of my Newtons, the best shoes I've ever had for running by far.

I have almost kept my bike fitness in spite of the very little bike training I've done. Not that I was very fit to begin with, but at least it hasn't gotten worse, and gaining bike fitness has historically been very easy for me. No worries.

I'm constantly improving my diet. When I look back 1-2 years I've come a long way, but I still have a lot to do. Changing food habits is one of the hardest things to do, but it is also really interesting.

The bad

My training consistency sucks. I'd love to just have a basic week going, but with Mette Marie's constantly and chaotically changing work hours (7.00-15.00 or 14.30-22.30 on random days, 7 days a week, with 2-5 days off at random times), it's impossible when we have to take care of bringing and fetching Tobias from kindergarten.

The logistics of running a family also means that I'm constantly struggling with my swimming, and I've been neglecting swimming completely for long periods of time. This week-end I had the first swim in 3+ months.

I've been sick way too often, 5-8 times this year. A big part is having a 2-year old that spends his days with 30 other kids around his age. Still, I feel I should be sick much less often.

I like my bike as a road bike, it's very well mannered and comfortable, but when I try and convert it to a triathlon bike with aerobars and a more forward saddle position it sucks. It goes faster, but it's much less comfortable and fun riding. I really need a proper triathlon frame and fit.

I still eat candy and cake regularly, too much sugar, too many carbohydrates, too much grain.