Sunday, November 18, 2012

What happened to October?

October came and went in a flash and (given that I’m writing this on the 18th of November) I think November will be more of the same.  Regardless, here’s the rundown.

Cycling Miles: 94
Running Miles: 34
Swimming Miles: 3.72

None of these are even close to record distances for me, but that’s fine as I raced mid-month and then took the rest of the month off.

If you follow along at home then you already know that the race was a smashing success, where I hit or just missed every goal I set for myself.

Half Iron: 05:59:20

The only thing that I hoped would happen, but that did not, was a sub two hour half-marathon.  This was a stretch goal, but I was hopeful none the less.  I ended up running it just under 2:07 which is still good for me, but several minutes off of where I though, maybe, I could be.

So with the race over, it’s on to some sort of maintenance plan and then some decision making about next year.  I know I’ll do another 70.3 or maybe two, but I’m not sure which ones yet.  There’s the Pittsburgh marathon in May, so maybe the half there to try again for a sub two.  And then there’s the elephant in the room, which is full iron distance.  And there it is in black and white…  I’m not sure if I want to go there and I’m totally sure that Cath does not want me to go there.  I guess I’ve got some thinking to do, which is good since I have some extra time since my training schedule has cooled off.

So that’s it for October.  Hopefully I will not be so late with a November recap.