Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A LOOK BACK: April 2013

Total Swum:  10k yards (5.7 miles) - not bad for only two weeks.
Total Biked: 393.7 miles
Total Run: 8 miles
Total Strength: 5 workouts
Total Yoga: 10 sessions

Greatest weekly swim mileage:  5000 yards (2.8 miles)
Greatest weekly bike mileage:  147.8 miles
Greatest weekly run mileage:  7 miles
Greatest weekly no. of strength training sessions: 2

Average bed time:  10:24 pm (11 minutes earlier than March)
Average time to get up:  6:05 am (13 minutes earlier than March)
Average amount of sleep:  7:41 (11 minutes more than March)
Average RHR:  45.8 bpm

Monthly Goal - Recovery
Due to my calf injury, I opted to use the opportunity to focus on stretching, warm ups, post-workout recovery, and the like.  I feel I succeeded for a week or two, but have fallen off in the last week.  I have, however, gotten back to my regular Sunday yoga class and may have found a Tuesday night class to add as well.  I'm much better at the practice while in class, so I feel that will help me in the future.

2013 Racing Resolutions
  1. Race 12 races throughout the year - 6 races completed!
  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 marathons - Hartford & Newport in October
  6. Race an ultramarathon
    1. Run a 50k - WMAC Fatass 50k in December
    2. Run a 50 miler - JFK 50 in November
  7. Break my Lake T Sprint PR (58:06) - Starts in June
  8. Race an Olympic Tri - Litchfield Hills Oly in July & Lake T Oly in August
  9. Race Two Half Irons - Registered for Rev3 Quassy & HITS North County (both in June)
  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) - Will have to wait until June or July
  2. Once started, maintain at least one swim, one bike, and one run each week - April Fail due to injury!
  3. Maintain strength training sessions throughout the year - Success!
  4. Make use of group training sessions - I did multiple group rides this month!
  5. Do not ignore recovery - My current injury would indicate I've failed.  But I'm working on it.
  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 - Currently coaching two private clients and meeting this weekend to plan two programs
  3. Make time to visit my sister in PA 
  4. Compile and keep a list of recipes / meal ideas - The Recipe Book tab is underway!  New recipe every Friday.
  5. Continue eating healthy - Success!
  6. Continue cooking from home - Sucess!
  7. Continue personal reading - Still reading 'Clash of Kings' with ~110 pages left.
  8. Put 10% of my income into savings! - This month was tough!  The unexpected doctor's bills JUST put me over the top, I spent 2.6% over my income for April; I have saved 26% so far this year though.

1.  How was your April?

Dream.  Believe.  Achieve.  

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