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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Stats as of 31 March 2012

March 2011
57.7 miles
11 hours, 57 minutes
Avg Pace: 12:26/mile
Shamrock 5K 2011: 33:21 (10:45/mile)

March 2012
54.3 miles -- 3.4 miles less than in 2011
11 hours, 45 minutes -- 12 minutes less than in 2011
Avg Pace:  13:00/mile -- 34 seconds slower than in 2011
Rock and Roll USA Half Marathon: 2:49:36 (12:57/mile)

Year Totals for 2012:
180.6 miles @ 12:49 pace
23,000m swimming!

Last year, I started out slow and then went back up to a reasonable amount of miles in March. This year, I did about the same mileage but slower. That's because last year I ran the entire month, but shorter distances than this year. This year, I was on vacation for a week and missed a bunch of runs, but I had some extra long, slow ones in there to increase my mileage but not my speed. Last year, I did a 5K as my March race. This year, a half marathon - there's a big speed difference.

I was running really strong before I went to Saba. I have to admit, since coming back from Saba I have not been happy with my running. I have had repeated runs that felt sluggish and slow. I've put on about 5 pounds. I just don't feel right. I switched some of my medications the end of February, and I can't help but feel like all of this is related to that. I'm hoping that April is a better month for me, training wise.

On the non-running front, I've been doing my swimming - as you can see I'm up to a total of 23,000 meters so far this year. Definitely a record for me. I've been keeping up with my strength training as well, but the yoga has dropped off my radar - I haven't been to yoga since before leaving for Saba. It's difficult for me to make it to my gym (40 mins away) for a 7am yoga class. I'm just not used to getting up that early.

I have finally gotten my bike ready for summer, and I rode it for the first time on Sunday. This was indoors, since given my track record I thought it best to do one ride inside first. Plus, the weather was iffy that day. I haven't ridden since September, so I feel like I am basically starting from square one on the bike riding thing. I also have no idea how to fit it into my already full exercise schedule. I'm sure I'll find some time somewhere... How do people work out as much as they do and still have time for a job and a marriage and a life? And some folks have kids! I don't know how you do it, seriously.

Anyway, next up: the Island to Island Half Marathon in Ocean City, Maryland, April 28. I've got a huge group of friends going, so we're looking forward to it!

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Kovas Palubinskas said...

That 23,000 meters swimming is really impressive, especially since you probably don't track your dive swimming.

Black Knight said...

A very good job in the pool: 23.000 mt. are a big distance!
Yes, you have run slower than last year but you ran a half and you are going to run another one.

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