Sunday, June 8, 2008

My Training Log Sucks!

I've always been very anal and meticulous about keeping up with my training log. To a degree which bordered on mental illness. Well, those days are long gone. I've been slacking and not doing a very good job of logging miles, etc. I will update, but it will mostly be speculation, since I have to go from memory which in my world is not a good thing. I haven't been writing anything down. The thought of taking "ginko" crossed my mind, but the problem is that I would forget to take it.

For the past two + years I've kept a spreadsheet of all my workouts. It includes type of workout, time, miles, time in each zone, calories burned, and comments. It's all color coded and really looks pretty. Then, a while back I began to keep a log on Attack Point, which is a great site. Two logs was total overkill and I since I divorced myself from the heart rate monitor I just haven't taken the time to keep it updated. Along with the fact that work the past few months has been somewhat overwhelming. Hell, I haven't even been logging my miles anymore. Which is fine I guess, since it should just be about the riding anyway. Who the hell cares how many miles I ride?


EaglevShark said...

Not this has anything to do with the current post but I realize your a teacher, I've been considering becomming a teacher now that I've been out of school for a few years and office life isnt exactly...worthwhile. So I'm wondering, do you like teaching? And is it really true what they say about the money sucking...i dont know how much of that i believe.

Vito said...

Well, I've been teaching for twenty years. So, yes, I guess you could say that I love it. It's very difficult and has many stresses, but I do teach in what is considered an inner city school. Teaching is very rewarding. Many of my friends work in the business world and make a good deal more money than I do, however, I'm not sure if the satisfaction is there.

As far as money goes, having a masters degree helps a great deal. Also, if the district you work in has an employee compensation program you can make some extra money. This involves performance pay, extra classes, peer observation and coaching, etc. It's all more work, but I believe it makes us better teachers and it also is a financial benefit.

If you love kids and are willing to put in a lot of extra time teaching is a remarkably rewarding profession.