It may be a bit before I return to the usual monthly totals as I work through the pelvic stress fracture. I've lost a bunch of training time. But, it could be worse in many ways. The race season is just underway here in the Tundra. And I'm at least back to biking and swimming.
The dates between my previous swim workout to when I got back into the water was March 16 to April 13. 28 days missed there.
The dates between my previous bike workout to when I got back on the saddle was March 6 to April 13. 38 days missed there.
Right now, I have yet to be able to run. I gave it a "go" on April 25, and lasted 0.4 miles before realizing I simply cannot run yet. I'm not going to push it.
I'm surprised at how well my swim and bike is responding after significant time off. The thing I'm most concerned about, other than when I can return to running, is my weight gain. I was not smart enough to change my eating habits during my layoff so I am currently seven pounds heavier than I was prior to the stress fracture. I'll have to work on that.
April 2011 Total Numbers
Total Workout Hours: 17:59.05
Total training days missed to planned rest day or injury: 15
Swim Yards - 25000
Bike Miles - 175.48
Run Miles - A big, FAT, zero
Those 25,000 yards in the pool is a one month record for me. And that was just over two weeks of swimming, basically, since I didn't start until April 13. That's all I can proud about for the month.
It was great to be back outside biking. Yes, untypically cold. Wet. And windy. But it is outside! And that is a good thing for us seasonal affective disorder types.
Hey, with the season underway, I have Shout Outs! to dispense:
Mario Minelli - Fellow blogger Mario took 4th overall at the Cannon Falls Duathlon on April 30 and won the 40-44 AG.
William Jenks - William ran a 1:29 at the Drake Half Marathon on April 30, placing 5th in the 45-49 age group.
Kevin O'Connor - Gear West owner places 6th overall at the National Duathlon in Tucson on April 30th, placing 2nd in the 40-45 age group. What is really cool is watching the race unfold via Zum Tri. Note- David Warden (he of Tri-Talk fame) placed 15th overall.
Chris Hawes - Fellow blogger Chris went all the way to Florida and raced St. Anthony's on May 1. He finished 111 out of 240 in his AG and 749 out of 2004 males. Holy crap, that is a big race! And I am sure he had better weather there than we did here.
Tim Litzinger - Fellow blogger Tim fought heavy winds and cold-cold-cold temps at the Lake Minnetonka Half Marathon on May 1 to finish 1313 out of 2381 with a time of 2:01:57. That's being brave! I would have stayed in bed.
Congrats, all! Wish I could have joined the party.