I don’t usually do a “monthly numbers” post, probably because my normal training volume isn’t really post-worthy. In fact, February’s running and cycling numbers are only post-worthy in the “If you can’t be a good example, at least you can serve as a horrible warning” way. Ouch. But my swimming? Oh, yeah, baby! For comparison’s sake, here are January’s and February’s numbers:
|Swim||6,900 meters (or possibly yards, I don’t actually know)||15,850 “mards”|
|Bike||61.71 miles||27.6 miles|
|Run||22.45 miles||15.21 miles|
|Strength Training||2 hours, 45 minutes||4 hours, 50 minutes|
As you can see, I’m not quite following the doctor’s “Don’t bike or run at all” advice. But with numbers like these, I suppose I might as well be. I’m really, really happy with the strength training volume increase over last month, and of course I’m stoked about more than doubling last month’s swim volume! (This isn’t sarcastic. I’ve become a swimming enthusiast, sort of in spite of myself.)
As of this morning’s jaunt in the pool, I have already hit last year’s swim volume. Obviously, that just means I didn’t swim much in 2010, in spite of training for and racing three triathlons, but I’m still pretty stinkin’ happy about it!
Looking ahead to the month of March and beyond, I’m starting to feel some pressure to get back in the saddle and on my feet. My back still hurts, and my sciatica doesn’t seem to be finding any relief, but my internal countdown clock to the WTH? is starting to tick a little louder. 83 days. Yikes! Well at least I know I’ve got the swim portion in the bag.