Thursday, April 05, 2012

Training Review CY 2012 Q1

Swimming – 52,750 yards (55,800 last year)
Biking – 267 miles (48 last year)
Running – 146.7 miles (138.1 last year)
Average Weight - 179.5 lbs (185.0 last year)

My training volume is significantly up from this same time last year.  I would argue that my swimming has been tougher this year as I have been making a significant effort towards learning to swim butterfly.

My biking has had a tremendous uptick as I have been riding with one of my neighbors.  I expect this to continue.  Also in the absence of softball, Sundays are now free for a long ride.  I have already completed 3 rides over 25 miles and would like to get up to a 50 mile long ride on the weekends.

Running is only up a little bit.  A lot of this mileage came from two half marathons.  The balance of the mileage is mostly lunch time miles.  I have not been out on the track this year, but would like speed work to contribute 3-5 miles/week.  This is in preparation for a goal of a sub 25 minute 5K.

I started the season a little lighter and hopefully that trend continues.  My short term goal is to get down to 170 pounds and then march down to my ideal weight of 150 pounds over the next 3 years.  I cannot ramp up my training much more and need to focus on healthier, lower calorie consumption.

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