Thursday, December 1, 2011

November Totals

Guess what November had?  Ironman and the resulting recovery.

Swim: 5460 yards, 2 swims
Bike: 188 miles, 7 rides
Run: 89.3 miles, 13 runs
Strength: 1 workout
Yoga: none

It's worth noting that 3840 yards of the swim, 112 miles of the bike, and 26.2 miles of the running came in the Ironman race.  Compare those numbers to the 14,000 yard swim 400 mile bike and 105 mile run averages over the last few months and it seems pitiful.  Now that I'm back in Marathon training I really need to get on the regular schedule for strength and yoga work.

Aunt Johnnie's funeral was yesterday, and it was pretty tough.  She was like a second mother to most of us, always there when you needed someone or had something to celebrate.  It made us realize how much we have to be thankful for, and how to find something to be thankful for in every situation, because that's how she lived.  It also made me realize how long it has been since we've been down to SC to visit with Kelley's side of the family down there.  All of her male cousins suddenly got old!  Gray hair everywhere.  The twins are 2 years old now, we hadn't seen them since they were only about 4 months old.  It's been too long.  Johnnie is the first person to pass on in my parents generation on either mine or Kelley's family.  I know it's only going to get harder. 

This is Bigun's last week of school before track out, and she is very excited.  Tomorrow is a half day, then she's out of school until the new year.  I've got the marathon training schedule loaded up into my spreadsheet, so I've got lots of running to take care of.  This weekend's long run is only 12 miles, I might stretch that to 13.1 and go ahead and knock down December's "half marathon every month" goal.


Hugh Jass said...

I can't wait to see how the 3 marathons in 3 months goes! I was on the marathon maniac website and my New Years double halfs (or halves?) qualify me for Half Fanatic status!

Colleen said...

You had a great November! :)

Sending all of you hugs - sounds like Aunt Johnnie was an amazing lady!

Katie said...

whew, what a great month!

Alisa said...

so sorry for your loss!

November workout-wise looked great and you're continuing to be super inspiring to me =).

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I am so sorry about your Aunt Johnnie. it's good to have people in your life like that who are such a great example of how to live your life. Which makes it even more heart breaking to lose them prematurely.

I can't wait to see how this marathon turns out for you! I kind of miss marathon training. I still haven't figured out a race for 2012....

joyRuN said...

Loved your pics from your last post! Unfortunately my kids' asthma flare up in the worst way when they start playing around fall leaves (we've been very wet around here, I think there's a lot of mildew in our leaves).

hebba said...

awesome numbers for November. You are inspiring me as I'm getting back to the maniacal marathon lifestyle once again

Heidi Austin, PT, DPT said...

hugs your way... still racking up the numbers i see?