March 2006 is history. Each one of us were given 31 days to use. How well did I make use of the time I was given last month? Well, it took me until 9:30PM on the 31st to finish up my bike trainer time, but I finished most of the workouts and distances that I had hoped this month.
Days I did no exercise at all: 2/31
Days I did only core work: 2/31
Tier 1 goals (bare minimum baseline expectations) met: ALL, including:
Attended 1 swim clinic
Tier 2 goals (optimistic expectations) met:
Swim: 4000 m/week or 17,700 m total - DONE, 18362 total meters swum
(97% of February rate)
Bike: 50 miles/week or 221 miles - DONE, 222 miles cycled
(111% of February rate)
Run: 15 miles/week or 66 miles - DONE, 70 miles run
(113% of February rate)
Crunches: 700/week or 3100 total - DONE, 3500 total crunches
(121% of February rate)
Finish 1 metric century on the bike (62 miles) organized or on my own - not done, longest ride 36 miles.
Tier 3 goals (lofty pie-in-the-sky hopes) met:
PR in the half marathon - DONE, 2:36:30
Lost a few pounds finally, too!
A solid month of consistent base-building training for me. As I had planned back in December, the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler on Sunday will conclude my 12-week Macro Cycle 2 and launch my next phase of training.
Now I enter Macro Cycle 3 lasting ten weeks, which will further emphasize base-building and enhancing my swim technique, while ramping up my bike mileage in preparation for the Columbia Olympic-distance triathlon on May 21 and the Eagleman half Ironman triathlon on June 11.