As I mentioned last month, this year, I’m tracking my mileage much more strictly than I did last year. That is to say, I’m actually tracking all of my mileage. I have no idea what distances I covered last year, so I’m determined to figure it out for this year.
February was a shorter month, so my mileage was definitely lower. Plus it’s still technically the off-season. Next month, I fear these numbers.
Running: 38 miles
Biking: 180 miles
Swimming: 3.8 miles
Not bad considering I had a trip in there where I did run a half marathon, but didn’t do much else in the way of exercise. The swimming number is a little misleading too, since much of that was done when I did the Coeur 50×100 early in the month (note – that feels like so long ago!).
My goal for March is simply to stick to my training plan. No missing workouts. On the days I have strength and cardio, I’ve been doing the cardio first, based on the common wisdom that I will be more warmed up for the weights that way. Instead, I’m going to flip that around and do my strength training first. I find that if I’m going to skip a workout in a week, it’s going to be the strength training following a cardio workout. If I flip them, I get the strength workout out of the way first, and I won’t skip the cardio because race season is coming!
Running: 84 miles
Biking: 407 miles
Swimming: 8 miles