Monday, November 4, 2013

A LOOK BACK: October 2013

Total Swum:  0 yards/miles
Total Biked:  0 miles
Total Run:  161.51 miles (Can you tell it's running season??)
Total Strength:  1 session
Total Yoga:  0 Sessions

Greatest weekly swim mileage:  0 yards/miles
Greatest weekly bike mileage:  0 miles
Greatest weekly run mileage:   61.2 miles
Greatest weekly no. of strength training sessions:  1 session

Average bed time: 10:22pm
Average time to get up:  6:17am
Average amount of sleep: 7:55 (17 min. more than September)
Average RHR: 45.6 bpm (0.9 bpm higher than September)

Monthly Goal - Nothing this month
No goal was set this month and in turn, I did not fail at it.  Haha. 

2013 Racing Resolutions
  1. Race 12 races throughout the year - 19 races completed!  ...and still 2 to go!
  2. Break my 5k PR (currently 19:30 from 2010) - Completed! 17:37 at the Sandy Hook 5k!
  3. Run my 3rd Half Marathon - Completed Colchester Half Marathon
  4. Run my 2nd Marathon (for time) - Completed Hyannis Marathon in 3:18:17
  5. Run back-to-back marathonsHartford & Newport are complete!
  6. Race an ultramarathon
    1. Run a 50k - WMAC Fatass 50k in December
    2. Run a 50 miler - JFK 50 in November (Training is underway!)
  7. Break my Lake T Sprint PR (58:06) - 57:56 on June 20th
  8. Race an Olympic Tri - Litchfield Hills Oly in July
  9. Race Two Half Irons - Raced Rev3 Quassy & HITS North County in June and HITS Hunter Mountain in September.
  10. Race an Ironman - IM Lake Placid in July
  11. Race a new event (i.e. Spartan Race)
2013 Training Resolutions
  1. Ride a double century (200 miles) - This will have to wait for next year.
  2. Once started, maintain at least one swim, one bike, and one run each week - I slacked off towards the end of the tri season, but now with that over, I am only focused on running.
  3. Maintain strength training sessions throughout the year - Success!
  4. Make use of group training sessions - I joined a marathon group that meets up for weekend long runs.  I'm hoping to catch them throughout the winter for mileage.
  5. Do not ignore recovery - I am currently focusing on taking rest days COMPLETELY off.  It's tough.
  6. Maintain data log - Success!
2013 Personal Resolutions
  1. Do 12 things that scare me throughout the year - Still only one down!
    1. #1 - went on my first date in three years (don't expect a blog entry about this one)
    • I am taking any suggestions!!
  2. Obtain a 2nd coaching position - I am currently coaching/training 6 clients, have a fall/winter training program started, and recently launched what will be a training program for a late May marathon.  I love my job!!
  3. Make time to visit my sister in PA.  This one's looking harder every month.
  4. Compile and keep a list of recipes / meal ideas - The Recipe Book tab is underway!  I'm trying to post a new recipe on Fridays.  I've slacked recently.
  5. Continue eating healthy - Two months of vegetarian done and I really don't miss a thing!
  6. Continue cooking from home - Success!
  7. Continue personal reading - Currently reading Wheat Belly by William Davis 
  8. Put 10% 25% of my income into savings! - An extra check for this month got bumped to next (November), so I was duped this month.  I actually spent 16% more than I made with Rev3 Cedar Point registration, and the hotel & new hydration pack for the JFK50 this month.  Next month is predicted to be close to a 30% savings with the extra check.  Hopefully I can make that up.

1.  How was your October?

Dream.  Believe.  Achieve. 

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