Monday, June 8, 2015

Doesn't feel like

Well, it does feel like summertime now. Totally doesn't feel like the year is almost half over. The kids are out of school now, done with the 4th and 2nd grade. They both ended the school year with really good grades and are looking forward to a nice summer break. The end of May also shows a few numbers that surprised me:

Swim: 58,460 yards, 18 swims, 2 races
Bike: 54 miles, 4 rides
Run: 52 miles, 8 runs, 1 race
Strength: 4 times
Yoga: 14 times

The only running race was the Beer Mile. Swim races had the 2.4 mile Jordan Lake Open Water Challenge and the swim relay for Ironman Raleigh. But typically I will put 20k in the pool, maybe 30k in a really strong month. But over 58,000 yards? that is completely insane! You can tell I'm getting ready for that 12 mile Swim Around Charleston coming up in september. I'm trying to get in 4-6 RAM team practices per week, whereas 2 masters practices is all you really need for Ironman training. The biggest 7 day week I had in May started on memorial day where I put 5k in the pool, and finished with Ironman Raleigh on sunday as a 1.6 mile swim race. That week had a total of 21,960 yards and I was completely dead by the end of it. Funny part is, a 12 mile swim race is 21,120 yards. So my challenge through the summer is to take my biggest week of swimming ever and turn it into a one day event. This is going to be fun.

I got to run a bit more in May as well. Not the 100+ mile months that I so enjoyed last year, but that's the tradeoff for all of that pool time. I've tried to get at least a long run each weekend, and trying to get one other weekday run done as well. It's getting too hot to run much now, and I'm having shoe trouble to deal with too.

Things I'm loving has to include strength training! I've been hitting the gym hard, if not very often. But I'm doing heavy squats (finally got back to 315 lbs the other day!) and bench pressing numbers I haven't seen in a long time. Lifting heavy things has proven to be quite rewarding over the last few months.

May also contained the birthday of an Evil Genius (pics tomorrow) and visits from many people including my mother! Like I said, it was a great month all around.

Amazing fritatta with enough ghost peppers to choke a heat seeker

Ella in the trees

The only picture I got of Mom's visit

Memorial day goodness

Too cool for school

Last day of school pic!


Al's CL Reviews said...

Great job on the numbers. I'm trying to get back into lifting. I don't like it, so it's hard. I know to stay healthy and to stop breaking/cracking my bones, I need to do it though.

Abby said...

I cannot even imagine swimming 12 miles. That is insane! And in it's insanity, AWESOME!!!!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

12 miles - that is nuts! But if anyone can do it, it's you! And it's good that you seem to be enjoying your time in the pool! I am sure you'll do great when that event rolls around!

I can't believe it's June. I don't know where this year is going!!