Thursday, August 2, 2012

July Gone By

I think I say this every month, but seriously...how the eff is it August already?   As the days tick by, my next race gets closer and closer and the next two weeks will be filled with intense preparation.  Meanwhile, let's look back over June and July's training numbers (since I completely failed at posting a June recap).

Swimming:
June:
Distance: .25 miles
Time: Unknown

July: 
Distance: 0 miles
 
 -These numbers are a result of my delusions that I could possibly do a triathlon this season.  I'm not actually training in this discipline, so any amount of time/distance spent in the water is really just icing on the cake.

Bike:
June:
Distance: 112.54 miles (over 9 rides)
Time: 8:41:12
Avg. Speed: 13.0 mph
Avg. Cadence: 63rpm

July: 
Distance: 98.43 miles (over 10 rides)
Time: 7:03:35
Avg. Speed: 13.9mph
Avg. Cadence: 64rpm

-I fell off the mileage a little in July, but my speed increased and so did my cadence.  Both still need to be better, but I'm definitely feeling more confident on the bike and I'm really happy that I upgraded to clipless pedals!





Running:
June:
Distance: 10.14 miles

July:
Distance: 28.90 miles

-Obviously I failed at racking up anything that resembled decent mileage in June and I started to make a comeback in July.  It's been unbearably hot here for the last two months (multiple days over 100 degrees and humidity readings that made even sitting outside feel like I was trying to breathe under water), but I'm starting to find the ability to suck it up and run anyway.  My favorite running experience of the last two months was definitely the Warrior Dash




Next up: The Shoreline Duathlon on August 18th.  It's a 2 mile run, 22 mile bike, 2 mile cross-country run. This should be interesting!

Until then, I'll leave you with something my Twitter buddy, Cez, made for me:




2 comments:

Angelfish said...

The heat has been ridiculous this summer! I didn't do half of what I wanted as I just couldn't handle the temps.

I'm glad you're gonna keep trying at the swimming!

Delyth Edwards said...

Xmas is coming soon! Seriously, this year is flying by! I am glad you are going to keep going with the swimming, the more practice you get the more confident you will become and you will get a lot better, I might even start swimming again if I find a nice enough costume to wear to hide my Free Willy like body! Great going hun!