Starting over again

Well here I sit on the eve of starting my training program over again.  2006 has not been the best year for me.  I did have a number of firsts in 2006, some good and some bad.  I had my first DNF in a mountain bike race when I endoed over some logs and tacoed my wheel.  I completed my first endurance race (6 hours of Addison Oaks) in some of the worst conditions I could have imagined.

However, as I sit here in the first week of December, I have gained 20 pounds since January and am is much worse shape than I started the year.  Tomorrow I have the day off from work and I am going to start training for next year.  My goals for next season are very simple.  I want to finish a 12 hour endurance race and I want to at least lose the 20 pounds I put on this year.

This blog will be my training diary.  Tomorrow the plan is Weight Training focused on the lower body.  I will also be adding some form of cardio although I have not decided what that cardio will be.  I think my weight days (M,W,F) will be short runs on the treadmill and hopefully a longer (60 to 90 minutes on my Trainer).  Tuesdays and Thursdays will be Interval Training on the trainer.