Swim: 52,500 yards, 15 swims, 1 race
Bike: 40 miles, 2 rides, 1 race
Run: 127.1 miles, 14 runs, 1 race
Strength: goose egg
Yoga: 8 times
Finally happened! 52,500 yards of swimming finally beats out the 51,300 personal distance record I've hit twice this year. Really hitting the pool hard this month is paying off. The speed is there, the endurance is there, my confidence is building for the big 12 mile open water swim at the end of this month. 127 miles of running is really cool too, that is a much higher number than I was expecting. Marathon training is in full swing.
It's also interesting to note that I didn't weigh myself during the month at all. I figured it would be time to lay off of the strength training, as much as I love it my arms and shoulders are really already really solid from all of the time in the water. I'm eating as much as I can possibly shove in my face, but it doesn't seem to be quite as much as I had to eat during Ironman training last year. My pants all still fit. All of the stuff that should naturally be ok, is actually ok. and that's pretty cool.
The strangest part is knowing that last September was my last Ironman. Being a full year removed from the training doesn't feel right, like I don't want to admit it has really been that long. One whole year removed from Ironman. let that sink in for a minute.
All in all, I'm glad August is behind us and September is front and center. Come on Autumn! Some other random pics from July:
|Evil Genius loves her red sparkly shoes|
|Daddy does too|
|Pretty much the entire harvest from the garden this year|
|Ella grew a watermelon this year!|
|Proud of her harvest|