|Some decent weekly totals for July.|
By the numbers:
Swim: A total of 20,250 meters, which works out to about 12 and 2/3 miles, done in 6 pool swims and 5 lake swims. That's a bit less than 3 swims per week, which I'm OK with. Plus, nearly half of my swims in the lake? I can't be mad at all that open water practice.
Bike: On the road, I logged four long rides of 46-60 miles on the weekends, which is the most mileage I've done. Hooray! That's 211 miles all together. During the week, I also logged 9 morning trainer sessions, all at 1 hour, 15 minutes, for an additional 11 hours and 15 minutes in the saddle.
Run: I had a good month with 135 miles total in 20 runs. I've done a few better during marathon training, but 135 is still a solid performance from me. There were a few stretches in there where I didn't get to run after work for days, and then I had a 5-day and a 6-day streak in there. It all balanced out. In all, that worked out to 4 LSD runs, 3 speed workouts, 3 bricks, 3 medium-distance runs with pickups, 6 easy, and 1 race.
Other: My non-swim, -bike- and -run workouts are really starting to suffer with the increased mileage, but when it comes down to it, I have to prioritize. I did 2 weights videos, 1 session of pre-hab, and went on a couple longer-than-usual dog walks over the month.
So, what do I want to focus on for August?
Swim: Keep up with the consistency and lake swims. I already have the distance down, and I realistically don't think I'll get much faster, so I want to focus on being comfortable and smooth in the water.
Bike: Again, consistency. Trainer rides during the week, long road rides on the weekend. Practice eating and drinking. Maybe, just maybe, get comfortable riding in aero.
Run: Keep practicing bricks. Keep up with the long runs. Throw some more speed work into the mix. Run after work when I can and in the morning when I need to. Log a few more miles than in July.
Other: These workouts are going to be lower priority, but I should at least do some pre-hab and yoga this month.
Overall, I want to have fun, remember that this is supposed to be fun, and have a great race ... in only 23 days. Eeeek!