Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Random Post

Getting back into the swing of training - slowly. This week and a couple days last week I got out of bed a little after six to do some strength training or ride the trainer. I figure this will be good conditioning for me (the getting up part) so when I have to start waking up at 5:00 or 5:15 or whatever it's not as painful.

Monday I got up for some am strength training then ran four easy miles after work (8:13 AP)

Tuesday I was up around 6:15 for 40 minutes on the trainer - don't know my mph because I still need to move the speedometer to the back tire

This morning I got up again for strength training then ran six miles after work (8:10 AP)

My plan is to get in some good base miles over the next couple of weeks then start to ramp up my running along with my swimming before my full tri training starts in March. Jen and I are going to start going to masters in the middle of January. I'm looking forward to getting back in the pool while at the same time dreading the dead arms that I know will come with it for the fist couple of weeks.

Today I had one of those moments when you realize that something has changed in your surroundings. I walked outside to catch the bus after work and noticed that it was still light outside. Even though it was just barely light I thought I remembered it being dark just a few days ago. Spring is definitely on it's way and I for one can't wait.

Last night when we were hanging out we added up our miles for 2008:

Swim: 131,900 yards or 82.44 miles
Bike: 939.2 miles of riding and 10.5 hours on the trainer
Run: 1,080.15 miles (and 23.1 miles of post-surgery walking)

I was pleased with my totals but one thing that really stood out was my swing in monthly swim totals - my lowest was 500 yards, my highest 42,000 - so yeah, not the most consistent swimming last year but hopefully that will change in 2009.


goooooood girl said...

your blog is so good......

Emily said...

I don't know how I can follow up on "good girl's" comment, but I'll try.

Great job on all of the mileage and yardage. You and Jen are going to totally get buff after all that swimming. When I swim a lot I turn into a veritable beast. It is awesome.

jen said...

Zach your blog is so good...

Oh shoot someone already said that!

It is really strange when you get up at 6:00 and I get up closer to 10:00, yet we go to bed at the same time. How could I possibly be sleeping that much longer than you every night? I suck.

Anonymous said...

good job on getting up in the morning I really need to get with the program when it comes to that! Nice totals for the year!

Alisa said...

Wow, great job on all those Tri miles/yards.

I need to find some old swim workouts...I AM doing a Tri this summer!

Marathon Maritza said...

Great job on those miles in 2008! Wow!

I definitely agree - I left work late yesterday and it was STILL light out! Hurray for Spring!