16 hours ago
"...In the end, people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or
brilliance. They either have what they wanted or they have a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not."
~ Anonymous (taken from Matt Erbele's, It Takes Time to Get Good)
Saturday, November 8, 2008
A little late on the October totals
I am probably late posting the October training totals because they are so pathetic.
Here goes nothing (well, not nothing, but damn close)
Running (let's start with the good news) 79.5 miles
Biking 32.0 miles
Swimming 0.0 yards
Ummm, yeah. That biking total is not for my last single ride it is for the whole flipping month. Two whole rides for a grand total of 32 miles. And swimming? Not one yard since The Triathlon a Pacific Grove.
For a little comparison let's look at the training totals the month before school started.
August 2008 totals:
Running 100.3 miles
Biking 230.0 miles
Swimming 10,012 yards
I am trying not to turn this into a "Holy shit! I can't do an Ironman. What the fuck was I thinking?" post. So I will leave it with, I am vowing to get my training shit together. Work is crazy, but that is status quo. I have to figure out how to deal with it. I did my entire training plan (sans the swimming, of course) this week and I plan to resume my pre-masters swim classes after the State semester is over (Dec 15).
Also to make myself feel a little better I will post my "2008 so far" totals which greatly exceed my wildest dreams when 2008 started.
Totals for 2008 to date
Running 715.8 miles
Biking 1,168.7 miles
Swimming 52,150 yards
I can do this and I will do this.
On to better news:
A big shout out to two people that have been training hard and are about the rock the hell out of Silverman 1/2 Iron distance Triathlon tomorrow:
Good luck Stef and Izzac (Formulaic)! Go Rock that bitch!