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.
|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!|