I expected my hours and mileage to drop in May. I had two events to travel to, minor eye surgery, tons of work at the Real Job, a half-marathon to recover from, and a bout of spring allergies. Somehow, I still managed to rack up some good, quality workouts.
The highlights were beating the previous course record at the Lakes to Pines Triathlon (as did six others!), and meeting my goal of running sub 1:30 at the Fargo Half-Marathon. Not sure what June will bring, but I'll sure be ready. My only concerns will be the number of events I have scheduled, such as my first Oly in over twenty years.
The other worry came rushing to the forefront this past Memorial Day. I reaquainted myself with my first love. Off-road cycling. Growing up in Jamestown, NoDak.....all cycling was off-road. I remember it being a blast.
So my worry now is, fresh off my single-track attack this at Lake Rebecca Park Reserve where I was barely able to sustain a 12 MPH average over 7.5 miles (wow that was some seriously hard cycling)...will I be having a blast doing my first off road triathlon (see schedule below)?
Note: Hey, all you mountain bikers! What is the secret? I'm not even sure what took more of a beating; my legs or my arms!
Numbers for May, 2010. All per Garmin expect where noted.
May 2010 Total Numbers
Total Workout Hours: 41:09.05
Swim Miles - 11.36
Bike Miles - 344.85
Run Miles - 111.54 (8:00 per mile avg)
compare to last year
May 2009 Total Numbers
Swim Miles - 9.35
Bike Miles - 313.75
Run Miles - 12.99 (Nike Plus). Yes, just under 13 miles for the whole month in '09. Gotta love those Achilles injuries.
My run per mile average went up over April. Just a small blip as I was running the day after the half-marathon....but v--e--r--y slowly. It took me four days just to be running close to normal. Ten days later I am still running slow. No injury, mind you. But the legs are still recovering.
April 2010 Total Numbers
Total Workout Hours: 39:44.09
Swim Miles - 10.23
Bike Miles - 376.20
Run Miles - 103.27 (7:47 per mile avg)
Upcoming in June
June 6 (signed up) - Buffalo Sprint Triathlon - 1/4 mi swim, 13 mi bike, 3 mi run
June 12 (signed up) - Liberty Triathlon (USAT) - Olympic Course - 1.5K Swim, 40K Bike, 10K Run
June 20 (possible, if I can recover from the Oly quick enough) - Bismarck Tri - 500m Swim, 20k Bike, 5k Run
Jun 26 (signed up) - XTERRA Pipestem Creek Off Road Triathlon - Swim 1000 meters, Mountain Bike 13 mi, Trail Run 5 mi