7th January

By PaulChristie on 01 May 2012

I have decided to keep a diary of my attempt to get fit in 2012, I already cycle a lot averaging 30 miles a day commuting to work, as well as the odd 100 mile sportive in the summer months, but this year I want to run, cycle and swim.... Yes you may have guessed, I want to do a triathlon!
I will be posting my weight and size stats as well so that I can monitor improvement
I donned running kit last night and went out to see what my abilities are when it comes to running; it has been 4 years since I last ran, so the goal was to attempt to jog for 30 minutes around the track.


It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, but it definitely wasn't easy, I managed to jog 5k in thirty minutes. My legs were tired for the rest of the night so did lots of stretching and used some recovery cream I used to use when cycling did this to me. Even with all of this I woke up this morning and ouch!!!! Legs are feeling tight and sore, will have to make sure I keep stretching today as would like to go out again this weekend.
Weight = 16 st 11.2 lb
BF = 30.5%
Waist = 45 inches (although my trousers are 38-40 so can’t figure that one out)
Chest = 47 inches


Spring Newforest Sportive