Saturday, July 31, 2010

July stats

July marked the first official month of my ironman training and now it is over and it's time to look back at the numbers.
Monthy stats Time in mins miles
Swimming 406 13
Biking 1131 315
Running 798 78
Totals Time in hours Miles
38.92 406
Since I haven't publishing this yet This has been my biggest month by far this year.
400 miles and almost 39 hours - I was wondering why I was so tired this month. And when you factor in the heat and humidity I feel better knowing there is a reason for it.
For comparison - my biggest month previously was May at 32.5 hours and June with 356 miles. I have 3 more miles of swimming and 35 more miles on the bike than past highs. May was my longest month on the run with 85 and still is.
The week of July 12th was my biggest week to date with 11 hours and 120 miles.
I just got a sneak peak at my August and other than the first week which is a recovery week, it's going to eclipse July.
I definitely need to take this recovery week seriously and not to a lot of volume or intensity so I can be ready for the rest of the month. Luckily I have a Half Ironman on September 11 so I will get a chance to back off and recovery again for the 1 week of taper and hopefully coach will be nice and give me a recovery week after.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Mid Year Recap

With 6 months of the year gone it's time to look back to see if I'm on track. First a look at the numbers

Averages Monthly Hours Monthly Miles
Swimming 4.62 9.75
Biking 13.89 225.76
Running 11.68 70.64
Total 30.19 306.14

Biggest week miles June 14 - 111 miles
Biggest week hours June 21 - 10.5 hours

Biggest month miles June - 356 miles
Biggest month hours May - 32.4 hours

1) My number one goal this year is consistency. So far if missed 8 scheduled workouts due to sickness or injury or just being plain worn out. I'd say that is a win so far.
2) Work on your mind - Positive thinking, visualization and not sabotaging my own training and racing have all been on track and I think have really helped this year.
3) Eating better - I have had a few transgressions, but in general I've been eating much better and have lost 10 lbs since January without calorie restriction.
4) Work on the core - started off really well with this one, but when the races started coming it has dropped off. With only 3 races in the 2nd half of the year I need to pick this back up and be more consistent with them. I might add them to my calendar instead of just doing them when I had the time. I think I need that constant reminder

Race results for the first half of the year were great for me so I would say I just need to keep doing what I've been doing, refocus a bit every now and then and that Iron Distance race will be mine.