Wednesday, April 2, 2014

March Totals: Back in Cedar City UT

Moved back to Cedar City UT to start a new job.  It has been crazy windy here but overall pretty good. Set a new time record for a workout week at  21 hours 31min.
Total hours: 48 hours 31 minutes
Start weight was 171 end was 170.
Key workouts: 10x400 in 1:27 (1:26-1:28) end in 1:23
C Trail in 53 min from parking lot.
5k in 19:13. Uphill out in 9:45 back in 9:27.

Missed 5 days working out with 3 out sick and 2 out for travel so that was the most successful month ever for that.   Planned to have an easy week after the 21 hour week but then the weekend had terrible weather and the wind was so bad I couldn't even have the garage door open.  Weather is supposed to break soon so April will have a slow start. Really going to try and focus on getting some speed sessions in after work if the weather is nice. On the brink of breaking through and still being able to build this year.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

February Totals

Highest volume February on record and highest volume Jan/Feb combo on record.
Bike   32:31:00              593 miles (MTB miles converted based on effort)
Run    10:43:00             80.7 miles
Total  43:14:00 

            The weather hit really bad and only 1 hour of that is inside workout.  I need to start hitting the weights a little more and try to get a couple shorter workouts in. I hate to say it but the power meter (well its low numbers) is keeping me from the trainer.  I need to get an FTP test done at some point but just dont have the motivation to do it inside. I just figured out how to get a screen down there (the laptop overheats).  
           My running needs to become more regular. Been running speed on Wed and long on Sun with the Boulder Running Company and that has helped a ton. I think all the volume at altitude and with it being all outside in the wind is really going to come around in the next month or so.  
           Weight is at 171 and I was 187.4 one year ago this week.  Starting to feel like 165 is within reach. Not trying too hard but just putting in the miles outside on the bike. Gonna try a 5K this morning just to get outside of my comfort zone running. 

Sunday, February 2, 2014


Got in a tad over 51 hours in. 44 hours of outdoor riding and just 43 miles of running but that is coming around. Did a couple group runs and won two $30 Brooks tech shirts in a raffle from Boulder Running Company.  Did a 10x400 on dirt in 1:27 and went swimming once. 1:35 pace was fine but 1:22 was an all out 100. Considering my swimming the past two years this was pretty sweet. I need to get back on the bands like I started at the begining of the month.  Prolly hop into a duathlon at the end of Feb to see how I am doin.  Been windier then normal here and this week is going to just the the first true winter test. Did ten miles today on 4" packed snow and it felt great minus a pretty big blister on the toe.  

Starting to look for a job for the summer so might end of someplace else for a while so gonna try and be ready for anything. I think I will try a pair of Hoka One Ones if I do get a job to try and up the mileage running.