I'm not sure I've ever done a monthly training review before. But I decided this month that I should look at the data and give myself a debrief. Anyway, here are the numbers:
|August 2010 totals:|
|Bike:||24h 02m 44s - 428.98 Mi|
|Run:||12h 05m 23s - 86.56 Mi|
|Swim:||7h 57m 38s - 13557 Yd|
In total, I trained for just over 46 hours. That's a good month for me, and even the ratios between the disciplines look good. Well almost. I should probably lose the strength training in favor of more swimming. Two hours of strength training basically means I made it into the gym twice in August. That's more of a volume grab than a worthwhile effort to lift. I've got 2 races left this year. I need more swimming practice, especially drills in the pool. I reckon I can revisit the gym in October.
August was the month of the bike. I definitely feel like I came out of the month riding noticeably stronger. For September, I'm going to have to leave the road bike in the garage in favor of the TT bike more often. But other than that, whatever I am doing on the bike seems to be working.
As far as running goes, I'm happy with the volume. That said, I'm going to start training for a 1/2 marathon in November (race is early February), and I really need to put together a more comprehensive run training program than just going out 3 times a week and running a short, medium and long run.
Then there is the swim (Sigh). I just have to keep working at it. It's getting better, but the incremental improvement is on a completely different curve than everything else. So like I said, I'll forgo the gym for more pool time, maybe try to squeeze out a few additional hours overall, and if worse comes to worse, pull off the running and cycling just a little bit.
For comparison, here are my August 2009 numbers.
|August 2009 totals:|
|Bike:||85.23 Mi - 5h 57m 43s|
|Run:||53.22 Mi - 8h 30m 21s|