And we’re back at Monday. Whoohoo!
The race season has finally come to a close after a pretty sweet Century out in Fallon. You don’t really appreciate how far a mile is until you have to ride 100 of them, and the mental and physical game really begins to take its toll after 75 miles. Nothing like a little cycling adventure to spice up homecoming weekend followed by an awesome football game coming to a momentous ending in OT!
January (start of season training) was a really long time ago, and the time has passed quickly and slowly, pleasantly and painfully. I always wonder how insane I would actually be going if I didn’t have a race season to help keep my head on straight. This was not my greatest race season to date and it certainly wasn’t the most fun. I didn’t have any monumental time-crushing races although I made improvements in every area. And in the big picture, I completed each of the three Ironman distances individually so I suppose that counts as a success! 140.6 can only evade me for so long.
It’s fun for me to look back on the nine months of hardcore training and go digging through the data I collect. (I gather all workout data for the month). Just as an FYI for those of you who are curious what a triathlete does in their “free time”, here’s my training and racing time and distance breakdowns:
Swimming – 119.4 miles / 66 hours
Biking – 1400.2 miles / 77.4 hours
Running – 271.3 miles / 39.5 hours
Weights – 29.5 hours
Total – 1790.9 miles / 212.4 hours
Swimming – 8.45 miles / 4.06 hours
Biking – 206.8 miles / 11.02 hours
Running – 62.6 miles / 8.4 hours