About halfway through the month, I started to panic.
I had an Olympic-distance triathlon coming up in mere weeks and I was feeling undertrained. So I decided to look back at my training for this time last year and compare how I was doing, volume-wise.
Now, I’m feeling a bit better about the whole deal. I ran a marathon in the middle of last April, so my run mileage was a lot higher last year. But, my swim and bike mileage was higher this year.
By the numbers:
Swim: 10.5 miles last April, 14.625 miles this April.
Bike: 10.75 hours, with 16.5 miles outdoors last April; 16.75 hours, all indoors, this April.
Run: 85.25 miles, including a marathon, last April; 54.4 miles this April.
I was also more consistent with weight training this April, but less so with yoga and pre-hab. (Meaning, not at all.)
I still need to get my bike outside and on the road, but I’m feeling better about my overall volume. Even though I was only training for a sprint last year, my volume was pretty much the same all summer.
If I can get my bike outside in these next few weeks and do a few bricks, I think I’ll be OK. Three weeks to go!