Sunday, April 30, 2006

April Summary

April's workout totals aren't what I had hoped - I just got the minimums done. I won't offer any excuses or rationalizations, they won't help me on race day.

Tier 1 goals: bare minimum baseline expectations
  • Swim: 2500 m/week or 10,714 m total: Completed 11,054m
  • Bike: 35 miles/week or 150 miles: Completed 248 miles
  • Run: 10 miles/week or 43 miles: Completed 67.5 miles
  • Events:
  • 1. Finish 1 ten mile race: done (Cherry Blossom Ten Miler on April 2nd: 1:56:51)
  • 2. Finish 1 metric century on the bike (62 miles) organized or on my own: NOT DONE
Tier 3 goals: Lofty pie-in-the-sky hopes
  • Crunches/core work: 900/week or 3857 total: Completed 4200
Other events:
  • PR at 10K on April 22: 1:03:17, 3rd in AG
  • Completed two extra upper-body freeweights workouts (substituted for swims)
  • Lost over 4 pounds body weight
I've got my work cut out for me now - about two weeks of heavy-duty workouts to do before I taper for the Columbia (Olympic distance) Triathlon on May 21st.


Mojo said...

Are you getting excited about your first tri of the season?

Hey you lost four pounds, that's great! You weren't too far off any of your workout goals either.

I don't know how you do it all with young twins. It would take me half the day to find the glasses in the VCR!

Cliff said...

Good job on the bike..u really go over your goal :)

*jeanne* said...

You made your minimum goal. That's what minimum goals are FOR, to keep you working when higher tier goals aren't reachable. That's GREAT to have been able to get the workouts done. LIFE does intervene, you know!

Some of us (like - say - ME?) have NO excuse.

mipper said...

hey, even if all you made was your minimum, you did it. and i like your theory about not giving excuses. though i think you did awesome all the way around. i have found, actually, i have to cut back my training a bit to see any weight loss. so maybe this helped you this month? you still FABULOUS Ms. Nancy. FAB.U.LOUS. :)