Thursday, February 1, 2007

And so begins a new month...

First off, thanks everyone for the comments on my last post. The more I think about it, the more I realize that I might have asked the stupidest question ever. Why would I not follow my heart, whether that leads me to a 5K or a 10K or something else? If it isn't fun, there is really no point doing it! Anyway, I think we'll sign up for the 5K for this particular run. Sometime in the near future, I'll do my 10K. It's all good.

Now for record keeping. January was my first month to keep halfway decent training records. It is all scribbled in my handy-dandy notebook, so I had to go back and do the calculations by hand. Here is what I've come up and my thoughts about each category:

My January Totals

Indoor Cycling = 7.25 hrs
Outdoor Cycling = 3.5 hrs, 45miles

Thoughts - Indoor cycling isn't fun. I would prefer more outdoor time and less indoor spinning, but I'm proud of myself for getting on the trainer rather than sitting on the couch complaining about the road conditions during the icy/snowy start to this month.

Swimming = 2000M

Thoughts - UGGGHH. I am not a happy camper about this! I would have done a LOT more swimming if the stupid pool hadn't been down all month.

Indoor running = 0
Outdoor running = 9.5 hrs 46.2 miles

Thoughts - Yay for me for running outside in the cold and snowy weather! This is about the mileage that CrAzY RunBubbaRun (who will do a FREEZING COLD 50K this weekend) does in a single week, but it was probably my highest volume running month ever! I'm happy with this.

Core/Strength = 1340 reps

Thoughts - I have a hard time getting motivated to do these types of workouts and should have done more. However, this is once again probably my hightest volume month. I hope to see this trend up rather than down over time.

All-in-all, I am pleased with myself except for the swimming (which really wasn't my fault).

However, I'm off to a bad start for February. I spent my training time adding up last month's accomplishments and may end up recording a big GOOSE EGG for today. D'oh!! Live and learn!!


  1. That's a good month in my book! I think I did around 60 miles for the month, primarily because I'm getting into my REALLY long runs for my half in March. Yea, most of my other blogger buddies do 25-50 miles a week. Someday we'll be there! and hopefully luvin it!!

  2. Any stats is great. Better than having no stats at all.

    Great job all around. Indoor training does get boring sometimes but with this crazy weather, sometimes necessary.

    I still haven't figured how to do core stuff on a regular basis. Let me know if you fugure that out.

    ps. on your last post. the logic is just staying in bed, Glad you followed your heart thou.

    Crazy Bubba OUT...

  3. Nice stats! Looks great to me! My lack of swimming in the past 5 months is starting to catch up with me and bug me! Every morning I see my suit hanging on my closet door. We don't really have a great aquadics center here in GF, and the campus pool is consumed by the men and women's swim team until God-knows-when! I plan to look into that tomorrow hopefully to see if they have any open swim that works with my schedule!

    Once again, great January! I am sure February will be just as wonderful...if not better?!?!?

  4. You did great in Jan - so what if you blew it in Feb? Te-he - it's one day - jump back in tomorrow or the next day.
    Great log-keeping...

  5. Nice month - keep it up and you'll be doing an ironman. Don't worry about February - it's a short month.