Question to fellow triathletes... what's the optimal body structure?
My increased running training in preparation for the Perth Marathon has seen a fair reduction in my size. I used to be 63-64kgs... now hovering around 61-62kgs. The weight loss is not that drastic but many have commented on how skinny I look.
Yes, comments from friends, colleagues... and Li-Ann is getting worried that people are getting the impression that she's starving me! Just a note to everyone... my shrinkage is due to my own doing and darling has been trying to feed me more fatty foods (e.g. full cream milk instead of hi-lo), which I still continue taking but burns away anyway after each training session.
Although my running has been consistently been good lately, I notice a slight drag in my swimming. Maybe I have lost a bit of buoyancy along with the fat loss. I still have the fitness to go through my swim sessions... but I don't move as smoothly through the water... and as a result, clock slower times.
So... how do you balance it out? Lean... mean... machine on the road... OR bubble bouy in the water?
Me at my heaviest... 72kg. Just started work... didn't know how to adapt my training schedule to my work schedule. Stopped altogether!
Me at my lightest... 56kg. Malnourished... Ate instant noodles everyday... was still in uni mah... very stingy. Also ran everyday... but got injured easily.