Sunday, March 2, 2008

February 2008 - In Review

... A few days later ...

  • 1 - the number of weekends I was out of town
  • 3 - the number of back to back workouts
  • 3 - the number of times I got on a bike ... eeks
  • 5 - the number of times I got in the pool ... wtf?
  • 6 - the most days I worked out in a row
  • 12 - the number of times I ran; 2 miles being the shortest... 6.55 miles being the longest
  • 12 - the number of Rest days.... blech.


OVERALL:
OSN: 6300 meters (less than last months 7900)
OCN: 42 miles (isty bitsy more than january's 41.36)
ORN: 39.45 miles (compared to last month's 30.57)

I am okay with that. Not so okay with ALL the rest days and lack of getting on the bike or in the pool. I am just going to come out and say it... March is going to be complete Madness and I am not just referring to basketball here people. I need to get my butt in gear for this tri. It has been a challenge to train for this tri and half at the same time. I don't know how to juggle it all and where/when to focus on what. I guess I have let the bike slide as it seems to be the least of my worries. I need to start incorporating more brick workouts and possibly some more two-a-days once maybe twice a week. I am currently dealing with this ankle issue and am not too pleased with it all. Frankly, I am afraid of what will come of my "scheduled" 8 mile run this weekend. But, I am going to be optimistic and take it one day at a time. Soon, I am going to have to sign up for this half marathon.

20 comments:

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Feb numbers look good to me!

Tri training is tricky - you have to learn to juggle things.

akshaye said...

That is a strong month.. and those numbers are very consistent! Getting down the rest days will automatically push those up even further. Go for the half!

Firefly's Running said...

Your numbers look great!! Stay strong!

Makita said...

Looks like a great month to me... as your rest days go down, you'll get stronger and more confidant! Keep up the great work! :)

Molly said...

Looks good!

March (and its madness) is my favorite month!

Take Care

J~Mom said...

I was going to write the same thing! With the half coming up this weekend I feel so unprepared for my tri in a few weeks! It does feel like a ton to balance and I need to do a better job of spacing things out!

Joe said...

Wow, March will indeed be madness. If you find that training for the tri AND the half is just too much, don't be afraid to drop one of them and focus on the other. There's no shame in that. Good luck with your March training!

I think you did a great job with your February training, BTW.

Marcy said...

I think those numbers look good! But I totally understand, Feb hasn't been the best for me digits wise either *sigh* Here's to a good March!

Triseverance said...

Feb Stinks! March is where it all begins to take shape.

Jess said...

Tri training has to be tough with so many things to juggle. But you're doing okay and March will only be better!

Mendy said...

I've found it quite challenging meshing several different plans together (running races/tri training). And, it is taking some double up days too.

You should be very proud of this figures!

Badgergirl said...

February looks good to me. And good luck with March!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

You can do it. February looked good but I know you want more. It's actually smart to ease into it a bit!! Have a great March!

scott keeps running said...

the maddening of march is contagious. right now i really don't care about anything other than melting snow. can't wait for your tri.

jahowie said...

I think that your numbers look great!! Keep up the good work in March!!

Lance Notstrong said...

I swim twice a week, bike twice a week and run twice a week during tri season. I make one bike ride a week a brick. It seems to be plenty at least for sprint tris.

Sarah said...

March will be a good month!! I like your motivation to push through!

RunnerGirl said...

Those numbers look good to me, best of luck in March!

kelsalynn said...

You are such a superstar, seriously. You need to give yourself more credit b/c even in a "bad" month for you, it's a GREAT month, so don't be so hard on yourself. I totally commend your dedication to your fitness so keep up the hard work!
Kelsalynn

Nat said...

Your numbers are WAAAAYYYY better than mine were before my first triathlon...that is for sure. You're doing great.