Where did the time go?

I knew that I hadn’t posted updates in a while, but I didn’t think it was two months, so here is the summary for Jan & Feb

Charts

I’m a bit surprised that the bike volume was about the same for both Jan & Feb, since I rode the Tour of Sufferlandria in early Feb, and I figured that would have bumped up my bike volume a bit more.  But ToS was a great block of bike training.  Hard efforts and some really tough days mentally, but I got them all done.  I tried to carry the training through the following weeks, but fell apart last week after the 60 miler for the Sourlands Semi Classic.  I was tired, flat and truly suffered the last 15 miles of that tough ride.  I took four full days off and got back to an easy TRX class this past Friday, then a solid 38 mile ride on Saturday.  I definitely needed a break.

This coming month will be tough with a full 6 day trip to Orlando for SANS pen-test training, leaving me little time for IM training.  I’m thinking that 30-45 min bike or run each morning and 30-45 min bike or run each evening should keep my volume where it needs to be.  I think that the hotel has a decent fitness center, so time and energy management will be my biggest challenge.  That and diet. I struggle with eating well on the road.

Speaking of diet, I’ve been slipping back into some bad habits again, so I do need to get back on the ‘eat cleaner’ bandwagon.  Sugar and sweet treats are my kryptonite.

Strength training has been going pretty well, but I’m stagnating a bit.  I need to come up with a new routine that I can fit into 30-40 min after TRX class, or find a different set of classes.

March through mid-April will need to include a big run block.  First big event is the Rutgers 1/2 marathon.  No way I’m going to be ready to even start that sucker unless I get back to regular running.  Tula will be quite happy about that.  She loves running with her daddy…

Speaking of which, looks like it’s time to get out and run…  Till next time…