Friday, December 3, 2010

November in Review & A Reunion.

So here is my training volume for November:

Bike:20h 33m 39s  - 358.13 Mi
Run:11h 49m 05s  - 84.89 Mi
Swim:7h 05m  - 12450 Yd

Dana Point Turkey Trot
That's about 39 hours for the month.  It's down from October, but then again I've been trying to take it easy.  That said, I didn't do a very good job with that - my decrease in volume is entirely down to being sick for a few days mid month.  Plus I think my swimming volume is down too far.  And though the quality of my swim workouts has increased (I KNOW that I always say this, but this time it's really true), I simply need to be good about doing more of them.  I reckon I should be at around 18-20,000 yards/month.

Unfortunately, one area where I didn't have a decrease in volume was with my weight.  I got a look at the race photos from last week's Dana Point Turkey Trot and I must say I am looking a little more bloated than usual.  The scale says 3 pounds up, but this picture makes it look worse.  Great.

Specialized Transition
But onward and upward, right?  Today I rode my tri-bike for the first time in over a month.  I hadn't intended on neglecting it, but between some shop time and a lot of group riding, I never had the opportunity to ride it.

Today I took it out for a little over an hour at lunch time.  The conditions where perfect - sunny, crisp but not cold and very little wind.  We have not had a day like this for a couple weeks.  I did 21 miles out and back on the Coast Highway.  It was a great ride and I was reminded once again how fun a tri-bike is to ride.  And I can't keep this bike out of rotation for this long a long period again, because I definitely felt some strain on my neck and shoulders that was no doubt caused by a lack of recent use.

I hope everyone has a good weekend.



9 comments:

valen said...

they're decent numbers (not the swim, though, but who cares, it's the off season!)
and you are soo wrong about Ed Hilary, ha ha ha

Kovas Palubinskas said...

A bit of NZ smackdown! The photo is more disturbing because your boxer briefs are hanging way out - what's up with that?

Are those my arm warmers by the way?

Raegun said...

That bike is a thing of beauty...get out there! ;)

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

I love the look of the Specialized Transition - sexy bike. I wish it fit me.

Her Name is Rio said...

I've heard people in the fashion photography business say photographs add weight to models. Not sure if that's true, but I choose to believe this.

Chris K said...

Well, one good thing about the Turkey Trot picture, it looks like you are ahead of lots of runners.

Barbie said...

Love the bike and I really like the photo.

Kate said...

I'm jealous of your weather. My numbers aren't anywhere near yours, but I've been able to get out a decent amount to run. Between the early dark and the temps in the 20's though, my bike hasn't seen use in a month.

DRog said...

Super jealous of your weather!
at the beginning of winter here makes it tuff!
D

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