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March Rewind ...

Posted Apr 05 2013 9:01am
Miles Run: 102.12 miles. My first 100+ mile month in FOREVER.

Bike Miles Rode: 224.1. All on the trainer.

Swim Meters Completed: 19586 meters or 12.1 miles. Seeing huge payoffs thanks to the increased swim volume here.

Rest Days Taken: 6. Including 4 days in a row for my sister's wedding.

Highest Run Mileage Week: 3/25-3/31: 28.4 miles

Highest Bike Mileage Week: 3/25-3/31: 58.9 miles

Highest Swim Volume Week: 3/11-3/17 and 3/25-3/31: 5000m or 3.1 miles

Long Runs Completed (10+ miles): 4

Current Book: Right now, I am reading Prodigy by Lu. But I also finished a few other books in March. (Note: For those of you who have asked, if it's on this or any of my lists, I would recommend the book. If I don't like the story or the book doesn't grasp my attention, I don't bother finishing it, thus it wouldn't be listed here.) 

  • Where it began by Stampler
  • The Year of Learning Dangerously: Adventures in Homeschooling by Cummings
  • The Wrap Up List by Arritson
  • Varient by Wells
  • Reached by Condie
  • The Bar Code Rebellion by Weyn
  • The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life by Altebrando
  • If We Kiss by Vail
  • Kiss Me Again by Vail
  • Legend by Lu
  • The New Rules of Marathon and Half Marathon Nutrition: a cutting edge plan to fuel your body beyond the wall by Fitzgerald
Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure:Food. I just can't get enough of it.

Current Colors: Shimmer Green and Blue. Just like in my Rev3 Shimmer Suit ...
 

Current Drink: Hot tea with a touch of sugar. It's freaking cold here right now.

Current Song: Thank You - MKTO.

Current Triumph: I crushed my swim this morning. 2500 meters continuous in 49:01 - My first sub 50:00 time for that workout and a 3+ minute PR.

Current Goal: Be a better me. Each and every day. And tackle my 2013 To Do List head on.

Current Blessing: Health, happiness and love. I've got all three.

Current Excitement: I get to race this month! First, on April 14th, is the Flying Pirate Half. Then, on April 27th, I kick off my tri season with the RTC Sprint.

2013 To Do List:

Fitness:
  • 140.6. That is all. - Registered.
  • Make time for strength training. Don't let training loads eliminate strength workouts completely. And stick to strength training in a group, it keeps you accountable. - Yeah I kind of sucked at this in March. Only one true strength training session.
  • Switch to time-based/HR training. Despite my knowledge of training paces, I have a hard time sticking to them. I'm hoping this will help me train more effectively. - I love it and I hate it. 
  • Log 4,500 cumulative run, bike and swim miles. Up 485 from 2012. - As of April 5th, 740.72 miles logged.
  • Race a 10K with a finish time much faster than your very dated current PR of 53:17. I never managed to register for a 10K in 2012 and I'm not sure where it will fit in this year, but it's on my radar. - No progress on this one.
  • Set a new PR in the Half Marathon, currently 1:57:06. I totally blew this one in 2012 and will likely only have one good shot at it in 2013.- Registered for Flying Pirate Half in April.
  • Run a 5K with Dizzle and Doodle, even if that means tricking them into it. - The kids have been running quite a bit recently. Probably going to aim for the fall.
Nutrition:
  • Eat like a gluten-free athlete. After struggling with health issues much of 2012, removing the gluten has been key in alleviating the symptoms. Don't be swayed by the lure of wheat. Or cake.- On point, like usual.
  • Find the race day (and training) nutrition plan that works for me.- Eventually ...
  • Consume no more than 18 desserts from Shyndigz . This number worked well in 2012 and helped me cut back on my serious cake addiction. Plus, their gluten-free menu is limited, so I shouldn't be tempted as often. - As of April 5th, 8 desserts consumed. Only one birthday left in our family this year, so we should be cake free for a while after that.
  • Drink at least 100oz of water per day.- Oh, heck yeah!
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