Swim: 5,004 meters
Cycling (outdoors): 100.2 miles
Cycling (indoors): 0:30 (hours)
Run: 102.5 miles
Strength Training/Yoga: 8 sessions
Approximate monthly total training/racing time: 28.75 hours
This was a relatively low volume month. Between traveling to New York for two weeks, including an extended taper for SOS, and then recovery from SOS, I spent about half as much time training as usual. But that certainly doesn't make it a "bad" month! In fact, I ran more in September than I have in any month since April. And generally felt good doing it.
September 21 marked one year since my spinal surgery. Someone I don't see all that often asked me about my back the other day and it took me a minute to realize what they were talking about. I rarely think about it at all!
The highlight of the month was S.O.S. Triathlon and my second place age group finish.
After finishing my final triathlon of the year, I decided to dedicate the rest of September and October and November to running, especially trail running. Between now and December, the bike and the swim goggles will be in semi-retirement, probably only coming out to play once a week. I've put in some good miles on my feet over the last two weeks and am planning on slowly increasing my weekly the mileage in preparation for the Catalina Eco Marathon on November 12. So far, so good on that front. In fact, during the last two weeks I've had some of my best runs of the year. The trick is going to be keeping that up without getting too excited and pushing too hard!