Anyway. I was a bit depressed that my year ended on a down note, but I did run the third-highest annual mileage in my life, run a weekend four-race challenge, run some fun 5Ks, and ride my bike outside. The first 10 months of 2017 weren't too shabby.
I rode my bike 7 times on the trainer, lifted weights 5 times, swam once, and did yoga once. Not terrible considering I am dealing with a chondral fissure and still figuring out which workouts hurt and which workouts don't.
I rode my bike 53 times for 890 total miles, 458 road miles (14 outdoor rides). This is a slight decrease from last year, but more than twice as many road rides as I did in 2016. Plus, I signed up for Trainer Road this year and started getting into the FTP, cadence, and watts weeds. 53 rides is still an average of a ride a week, which I guess isn't too terrible. I didn't do any riding to kick off the year because I was focused on training for my quadruple running race weekend.
I lifted weights 53 times which is ONE LESS than last year. Wow! At least I'm consistent. Again, a once a week average isn't terrible.
I did yoga 28 times, which again is ONE LESS (!) than last year. This should be about double, but at least I am doing something.
|2017 swimming (ugh).|
I swam 7 times and just more than 1/10 of the yardage (meterage?) I did last year. This is what I'm most disappointed in. I focused on running for the first few months of the year, sure, but swimming anxiety got the best of me once or twice and then I just couldn't muster up the motivation to get to the pool. I enjoy swimming once I get to the pool, so it's just making the time and making myself go.
I only did pre-hab 6 times this year which more than likely contributed to the mess I'm in with my knee. I did go to a runners' workshop and learn a bunch of moves, and am starting physical therapy Tuesday. If I want to run again, I need to make this a priority for 2018.
Overall, I logged 300 sessions exactly. (I added them up an hour ago to find 299, so I did a yoga session. I needed it, anyway!) I did 341 last year; swimming was the difference, pretty much.
Still, my total time spent training was more than 308 hours for 2017. 308 hours! That's a part-time job! Of course I wish I had done more, but that is still nothing to sneeze at.
I don't know yet if I'm going to set concrete goals for 2018. Get back to running which probably includes pre-hab more, bike more, swim more, lift more, yoga more. What else is there?
I hope your 2018 is off to a great start!