Wednesday, July 2, 2014

June is gone, July is here

Well mostly I am glad things finally calmed down a bit in June. I'm still getting frustrated with my legs on long bike rides, but it's getting better.

Swim: 31,250 - 11 swims, 1 race
Bike: 422 miles, 14 rides, 1 race
Run: 114.35 miles, 15 runs, 1 race
Strength: 4 times
Yoga: 13 times, 1 class

Now, just for fun let's look back at May's totals:

Swim: 30,050 m, 7 swims, 1 race
Bike: 181 miles, 9 rides
Run: 86 miles, 12 runs

The only thing that saved my swim totals last month was the 5 mile swim race in Charleston.  I should be putting in 400+ mile bike months, and running 15 days is great. I have to do that through July and August as well, since Ironman is coming on September 7. Actually, I really think I need to get over 450 miles biking and 120 miles running in July. Build phase and all that.

June still had a lot of fun as well. Ella's birthday and resulting sleepover party was kind of a sadistic blast. The garden has seriously come into full capacity. The kids were out of school for the whole month, spent 2 weeks at grandparents houses, and Kaileigh graduated from high school.

Generally July and August are when my seasonal affectiveness disorder kicks in when the NC heat and humidity start to torture my soul. So far this year I've been dealing with it a bit better than other years. I'm just keeping my nose to the grindstone hitting my workouts and getting to the office every day. Git 'er done!


Tea said...

Well done!

Abby said...

Holy crap.
How do you have time to eat/sleep/etc.
Those are crazy totals! Amazing work!!!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

It's so interesting how July/August are SAD type months for you while they are I NEED TO BE OUTSIDE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE months for us midwesterners. ;) I hope that July is a good training month for you! Now that I have a good running base, I am hoping to build on that and maybe get my mileage over 80 but we'll see how the month shakes out. I'll start doing long runs on the trails this month so I know that is more about time on my feet than mileage so I might not run as far as I would if I was running on the road.