Swim: 7,500 meters
Cycling (outdoors): 0 miles
Cycling (indoors): 2:00 (hours)
Run: 216.3 miles
Strength Training/Yoga: 6 sessions
Approximate monthly total training time: 44.75 hours
This month has been almost exclusively about running. Lots of running. My biggest running month since last summer. And, for the most part, it's felt great. Little aches and pains here and there and a couple days where I was worried that the "little" ache might be developing into something more real, but (knock on wood), so far so good. As I wrote wrote the other week, I've been spending a ton of time in the Santa Monica mountains. These pictures are from Saturday's run through Temescal (photo above), Eagle Rock (first photo below), Garapito Trail, the Backbone (second photo below) and Rivas Canyon. Most weekends, I've been out in the Santa Monicas on both Saturday and Sunday (and Tuesday and Thursday during the week). This past weekend I logged over 33 miles (21.6 on Saturday, 12 on Sunday). That definitely qualifies as a big weekend for me. Catalina Eco Marathon is less than two weeks away - one week of moderate training, one week of taper.
Other than running, the only other training I really did this month was the "Swim-X"/swim bootcamp class that I mentioned before. It's been a perfect compliment to the running and a great off-season workout. The anaerobic strength training is fun and I'm learning some new swim strokes and technique that should be helpful once I get back into the endurance swimming in December or January.
I didn't spend a single minute outside on the bike this month. November probably won't be any different!
Now, since it's Halloween, I'll end this post with pictures of the boys in their costumes: