Category Archives: Swim

Ketosis & Training Update

I’ve been doing the ketogenic diet since November 11th and I am feeling great.  I’m rarely hungry, I’ve dropped quite a few pounds and I don’t feel constantly tired like I usually do.  The only downside is that I have to make all of my food but that’s a small price to pay.  I’ve found that over time, I figure out how to make things quicker and in larger quantities so I don’t have to cook each meal every day.

I haven’t missed any workouts so far this week so that’s another bonus.  I haven’t had to go in to work during my week off, which is very relaxing.  As for the running though, I just started up again two days ago after taking a post half marathon break.  I really have a lot of work to do there, especially if I want to do the Around the Bay 30K in March.

I’m going to be finishing up the last of the Vasa novice swim workouts this week and then I’ll be going to the intermediate workouts.  I am already feeling much stronger, which is awesome.  I was able to change the damper door setting to 2, which I wasn’t able to handle in the past.  It’s more work for women to build upper body strength, so I’m very excited when I see changes.

As for cycling, I have decided to do another FTP test and repeat some of the TrainerRoad Sweet Spot Intermediate Base I since I won’t really have enough time to finish Base II before my half Ironman training starts in January.  I don’t think there is really any need to kick things into super high gear yet since I’ll be doing that in training anyway.

So yeah, it’s been a good week and a half.  Except that my Garmin Forerunner 620 keeps getting delayed.  First it was October 31st, then November 4th, November 14th and finally November 28th.  Argh!