>14 Feb-20 Feb 2011 Weekly Report


I’ve started my swimming

Another week. This week was an interesting one though:

Monday Run
Tuesday Brick 20km bike 5km run
Wednesday Elliptical Trainer
Thursday 5km tempo run
Friday Elliptical trainer
Saturday Swim – Yayy!!
Sunday Free weights and Elliptical trainer

Calorie burn 5254 cal

Overall mood – Still fun
Milestone – Saturday’s swim

Big learning – Gotta make sure I don’t skip meals. Must properly to fuel my workout. Monday’s run was a disaster.

I had so much fun relearning how to swim.  My freestyle stroke was a major disaster. It’s still a disaster but on a smaller scale. Ever since I did the swim I can actually now visualise a triathlon much better. Before this, I couldn’t put the 3 disciplines together. Now at least I can have a picture of what it feels like.

One thing I noticed which is a big concern is that after being in the pool for an hour, my legs felt like jello and I wasn’t able to walk properly. I now have new respect for the triathletes who can get out of the water, run to transition area and jump onto a bike. This is something I have to get used too. I’m hoping to have my first full swim bike run session soon and experience it all once so that I know where I need to focus on. I’ve done a number of 20km bike and 5 km run back to back and i was able to survive it. I’m looking forward to that.

Next week is hoping to be a busy week. I’m going to be busy most days so I’m going to have to get those late nights or early morning workouts.


About Reza Ali

Reza Ali Reactivated tells of the journey of Reza Ali as he embarks on transforming himself from a 120kg (35kg overweight) 46 inch waist unhealthy and unfit person to someone who can compete in a triathlon. Don’t be afraid to dream. Take action. Correct your mistakes. Learn from failures. Bit by bit, you will get closer to your dream.

If I Can Do It, So Can You…..

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