Tuesday, December 1, 2015

November Rain

Actually November was a lot of fun this year! Here's the breakdown

Swim: 4400 yards, 2 swims
Bike: nada, goose egg
Run: 162.2 miles, 18 runs, 1 Marathon
Strength: 4 times
Yoga: 10 times

Actually, I thought I swam more than twice. Hard swim or triathlon training is not as important right now, as the 100 miler training plan is in full swing. In fact, I think 162 miles is a new record for me! One of my goals for the year is to get in a 170 mile month, and it looks like that's going to be December. So close this time! I did enjoy a great week in the hot yoga studio as well as plenty of time on the mat at home, but I could always use more yoga time.

I really stuck with the 100 training plan very closely until the weekend before thanksgiving. A cold hit my sinuses pretty hard, and the planned 14 miler that sunday turned into only 2 miles. Then over the holiday I missed two more runs. But overall the plan is working out really well, I feel great now, and knocking down the plan feels like I'm really actually going to be prepared for the Umstead 100.

The one marathon I did in November was the Lower Potomac River Run in Maryland. Great race, tons of fun, nice trail. Lots of other good stuff going on too. The kids took a karate class and loved it, we got to visit my family in SC and had a wonderful time (Thanksgiving post still to come).

The bad is still with my weight. I'm still about 10 lbs heavier than I should be for this much training and it is going to catch up to me eventually. But after turning 40 the pounds just don't shake off like they used to. ugh.  I'll figure it out eventually.

Spike playing video games on Ella's head

silly bearded dragon

Ready to chop stuff

Family picture with Santa

They got balloon animals! A princess crown and a pirate sword that looks like a brown penis
And for the record, we did get a ton of rain this November in NC.


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

You know you live in the south when you are wearing shorts in your photo with Santa!!!

Nice work on your strong month of workouts. Your mileage was awesome and it's great that you go so much yoga in, too! I ended up treating myself to a 3-month membership at the yoga studio by my house. It's expensive but a good investment in my health as I love the classes and yoga gives me a great sense of calm and peace! Plus they have an awesome cardio/strength training class that absolutely kicks my butt. I made Phil go to it with me so he could confirm how hard it was! And he agreed it is ridiculous. In fact, he stopped using the weights during some of the strength training parts because it was hard enough without weights!

I am glad your 100 miler training is going so well! My mileage is pretty low right now but I am happy that I've been able to continue to run outdoors as the winter has been mild so far!

Al's CL Reviews said...

I'm glad you pointed out the balloon sword was phallic, because I did a double take.
Sounds like your training is going well.