Swim: 0 meters
Cycling (outdoors): 255.6 miles
Cycling (indoors): 9:19 (hours)
Run: 49.8 miles
Strength Training/Yoga: 4 sessions
Approximate monthly total training time: 44.5 hours
This was the third month out of the the last 10 that was a "get back into training month". I'm a little tired of it. :)
That being said, July was a good month. Coming off breaking my collarbone on June 11 and surgery to fix it on June 21, I did some decent training in July and feel like I put myself in a position to have a strong August in preparation for SOS. My bike fitness is coming along well. The running definitely isn't "there" just yet, but I'm working on it. I haven't been in the pool since June 10, but hopefully swim form and fitness will come back quick.
I spent the first two weeks in the basement gym of our building on the trainer and treadmill glued to the Tour de France.
The third week (plus a few days) was spent on Maui, which meant a bunch of this:
and a ride to the summit of Haleakala, which is pretty much the opposite of being on a trainer in the basement.
During this last week of the month, I've been getting back into the swing of things at home and work.
Yesterday was a fun ride with the Pablove crew. I haven't mentioned it here yet, but this summer, Pablove and Team Pablove are working on a special project. At the beginning of the summer, Pablove was selected to work with The People's Fleet. Sponsored by Ford Motor Company, The People’s Fleet gave four local non-profits a 2012 Ford Focus and a team of filmmakers and sent them out to spread their message. Each organization has a bunch of publicity and social-media-driven goals to complete over the summer, and, assuming they each complete their project by September 16, they'll get a $5,000 grant from Ford. Pablove and Team Pablove's goal is to recruit 46* new members for the team. Please go to the Pablove People's Fleet page and help us meet our goals - it's easy stuff, watch a video (like the one below), RSVP to an event, spread the word through Facebook, etc.
In connection with the project, yesterday, a group of 11 of us went out and rode around Silver Lake, Griffith Park and Burbank with the camera crew. It was a fun, easy ride (except for a few miles on the LA River bike path where everyone really picked up the pace for a bit!). Here are some pictures from the morning:
Jeff Castelaz (co-founder and Chairman of the Board of the Pablove Foundation) doing an interview with the camera crew for the next video:
* 46 = the number of families that are told EVERY DAY that their child has been diagnosed with cancer!