Tracking progress and loss of power

I've been picking up my off season training this week. After a somewhat long pause, I've also added workouts with slightly harder intervals. And darn I can feel the powerless February legs. The downside with having the Garmin Vector power data is that I now can accurately measure the loss of power. During summer it was fun to track the progress, now it's less fun. But the most important thing is that I have found the motivation to train again and the hours are what counts during off season.

I also have been focusing on nutrition lately. My goal is to get rid of some more kilograms, not with a clear target to just lose weight but to eat smarter. That should be enough to get rid of some weight and increase the w/kg.

 Eating smarter is eating right and also enough on those days with more hours in the saddle

Eating smarter is eating right and also enough on those days with more hours in the saddle

Today was a pretty chilly day in the saddle. +2 degrees and pretty windy. I think real feel was below zero. Nothing to worry about with proper clothing, but I have some problems with my toes, they tend to freeze and that's what they did today.

 This is what proper clothing for +2 degrees looks like

This is what proper clothing for +2 degrees looks like

 Below "the office"

Below "the office"

I have also been tracking my walking, eating and sleeping with my new gadget, the Garmin Vívofit. It's really great for everyday monitoring, you actually do more than you think during a day at work. It also gives you a better picture of your fitness, sleep connected with training results can for instance predict illness or overtraining. More data is always good, right?

Garmin vivofit

Next week will include at least one training-less day when I'm travelling to Stockholm for a day. But I will try to add some hours despite that.

Until next time, keep moving!