Monday, October 1, 2007

Keeping me Honest

In the spirit of keeping me honest, here are my stats for September. At some point, I'm going to graph this to give a better picture of my progress over the year. :)

Run: 48.5 miles

Bike: 190 miles

Swim: 9000 meters

Other: 5 gym workouts - upper body strength

Races: a half-mary and an Oly tri

Thoughts: 1) Adding the upper body strength has been interesting, but it came at the cost of swim or run time. I'll continue for at least another month before deciding if that stays or goes. 2) I really feel like I need to run more, but I'm not sure how to fit that in. 3) I'm happy about those races. I had fun. 4) Fall is here! Bike commuting will become a test of will-power in colder dark mornings. How much do I want it? Guess I'll find out soon!!

October Outlook: May or may not do another half-marathon in about 3 weeks. I'm leaving this to Husband's whim. I want to keep working on my run base and will target 9-10miles for the next few Sundays. No other races planned. I don't do well without a goal; this could be interesting.

14 comments:

  1. just as long as you have good lights so you ride safely!

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  2. Be safe riding during the fall...

    Yeah, it's hard working out with any immediate goals in mind.. So what you waiting for :)

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  3. Yea these shorter days are getting to me. I couldn't run this morning before class because it was too dark.

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  4. I hope you guys decide to do the half-marathon in three weeks. It's more fun seeing people you know at races :)

    I don't do well without a goal either...fall and winter are a struggle for me.

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  5. Looks good Lisa!!! ;D ;D I noticed that too, this morning. It's dark so late now *sigh*

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  6. Sometimes I find it difficult to fit in just running, so your stats look pretty impressive to me!

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  7. Considering you did a half marathon and an oly, I would consider those good numbers :-)

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  8. Great stats. Better keep the HM on your schedule for motivation sake. Maybe we need to schedule some virtual races?? I'm game.

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  9. Yes, goals keep you moving forward and motivated. But it IS hard getting it all in! Good luck on your half marathon decision. I am still working on mine for the end of the month. I have so much competition between you and Waddling. Running I feel will strengthen your other disciplines, so it never hurts to ramp up on that.

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  10. Wow. You are really something. That is a lot of everything!

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  11. Those stats look great to me lisa! You've done really well!! :o)

    As for next couple of months, head for some autumn maintenance whilst you think of 2008 goals.... Then you'll be raring to go once you start your program for them! :O)

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  12. It looks like your mileage was good in all of the areas! I don't do well without goals either. I have to have a race planned out or get way off of track.

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