That's about 39 hours for the month. It's down from October, but then again I've been trying to take it easy. That said, I didn't do a very good job with that - my decrease in volume is entirely down to being sick for a few days mid month. Plus I think my swimming volume is down too far. And though the quality of my swim workouts has increased (I KNOW that I always say this, but this time it's really true), I simply need to be good about doing more of them. I reckon I should be at around 18-20,000 yards/month.
Unfortunately, one area where I didn't have a decrease in volume was with my weight. I got a look at the race photos from last week's Dana Point Turkey Trot and I must say I am looking a little more bloated than usual. The scale says 3 pounds up, but this picture makes it look worse. Great.
But onward and upward, right? Today I rode my tri-bike for the first time in over a month. I hadn't intended on neglecting it, but between some shop time and a lot of group riding, I never had the opportunity to ride it.
Today I took it out for a little over an hour at lunch time. The conditions where perfect - sunny, crisp but not cold and very little wind. We have not had a day like this for a couple weeks. I did 21 miles out and back on the Coast Highway. It was a great ride and I was reminded once again how fun a tri-bike is to ride. And I can't keep this bike out of rotation for this long a long period again, because I definitely felt some strain on my neck and shoulders that was no doubt caused by a lack of recent use.