What has been going on?
March was a terrific month as I completed a half-ironman. As both the culmination of a lot of training and something I had designated as an indicator of full recovery, this was a pretty powerful experience. Although I was happy with my time, the way things got so much harder towards the end of the event was an indicator that my long distance endurance still has a bit of ground to make up. After the triathlon, I took the rest of the month pretty easy, allowing a decent time to recover, but keeping myself moving as well. I also started playing a bit of competitive soccer and was really happy with how much confidence I had in my leg.
It is probably time I make up a weekly training routine because everything has got a bit ad hoc, especially after the triathlon. I have probably missed the chance to begin building up gradually again towards the end of the month, but will see if I can get onto that from here on. I am probably averaging 100k on the bike and 30k running a week, but there is a fair bit of variation between each week.
Still haven’t got around to the 10k time trial, but did the half marathon at the end of the triathlon in a little under two hours. Would have liked to go a fair bit faster, but it is hard to know how much quicker I would have been without the fatigue from the rest of the event.
Lesson of the Month
It is time I get a routine.
So as mentioned elsewhere, having done myself a pretty significant injury recently, I feel I am making some really good progress towards being healthy and a number of people have said they enjoyed the previous article. While it seems that the word, 'inspiration,' now belongs to people who post nearly naked photos posing on instagram, I hope this page can continue to be helpful to others. I thought I would keep a bit of a weekly journal of my continued journey (I cringed a little bit as I typed that word, thinking of how often it is used by reality tv contestants), including the progress I am making week to week, the work I am doing towards said progress and my observations of how things are going.