How is it already September? Where did August go? I feel like I just wrote my July training stats, and now I’m wrapping up August. You know what that means? A little less than 3 months til Cozumel. Gulp. It’s time to get serious. Real serious. But before diving in to that, let’s recap August, eh?
I’m not sure how this number is lower than last month’s but somehow it is. I’m running longer runs, but maybe not as frequently? My longest run in a very long time was this month- 18km- while I was in Madison for work. We’ve also done some killer track workouts- like 10 x 1 mile repeats. Yowza.
Bike: 937.73 km
Holy cow! That’s a lot of saddle time! We’ve really started to ramp up our long rides. In August, I did 4 rides that were over 100km. I also PDR’d – twice! I did an 132km ride in the hills of San Antonio, and then this past weekend rode 149 km in Cozumel-like conditions at Alafia. That last ride was a total dose of reality. I didn’t fuel properly, the wind was exhausting, and it was darn hot. I can’t believe that I’m going to be riding 31km more and THEN running a MARATHON at Cozumel. What am I thinking???
Swim: 19.06 km
So, we’ve started swimming a bit more. We got in a few 3,000 yard workouts this month, and I expect more of those.
I do a PiYo workout about 4x/week and I’be been throwing in a 21-day fix workout every now and then. Again, I can’t speak highly enough about PiYo; I really think it is a great balance to all this swim, bike, running I’ve been doing!
Races: Nada. I have one in September and that’s it til Cozumel!
Current reads: So, not a “read” but I recently watched “The Other Shore“- the story of Diana Nyad’s quest to swim from Cuba to Florida. Holy. Cow. That woman. She is insane/amazing/inspiring/tough/hardworking/driven/passionate/incredible/determined. Wow. She had a dream that she just would not let go until one day, last year, she finally made it. Never ever ever give up.
Current obsession: Avocados and eggs. Lately, it seems like every meal has one or the other (or both!)!
Current song: Hmm. I don’t have one song right now, but I’m digging the Calvin Harris Album. I’m in the market for some new running songs though. Anyone?
Current need: A clean house. I feel like it is always a mess! I read this article recently and it has inspired me to start some new organizational habits!
Current triumph: Getting through nearly 5 hours on the bike! As I mentioned above, this was a new PDR and definitely gave me some perspective about how freaking hard an Ironman is going to be. Though I bonked pretty bad, I was proud to say “I did it”.
Current indulgence: Hmm. Does the glass of red wine I’m currently drinking count? Or that piece of dark chocolate I ate for dessert? Or how about that sushi I had the other night (followed by some fried ice cream. omg!) ? Everything in moderation:-)
Current excitement: This may get old, but Cozumel and the Ironman journey is exciting to me. I recently purchased my flight down there (still need the ferry to the island, but I can do that later!) and it made it 1000x more real. This is really happening. 90 days to go!