Swim: 2,100 meters
Cycling (outdoors): 104.2 miles
Cycling (indoors): 3:30 (hours)
Run: 180.4 miles
Strength Training/Yoga: 1 session
Approximate monthly total training time: 39 hours
After a pretty weak second half of March while I physically and mentally recovered from the marathon, I started back in on training in April. The question - now that I've withdrawn from Honu 70.3 - is what am I training for? I don't have a clear answer yet. I know that it won't be a summer triathlon. And since I'm not going to start a new sport, that means it will either be a road running race or a trail running race. I've been putting off making any concrete decisions until I make sure I'm actually motivated to race, but I'm feeling good - mentally and physically - and ready to make a call. Since I haven't been committed to a race, I haven't really been committed to training. That needs to change! Road racing and trail racing aren't mutually exclusive (best example: Michael Wardian) and I'm not saying that I'll only do one or the other this year, but I think I need to focus on making one or the other an "A" race.
The strength training and yoga fell through the cracks big time this month. With a week in NYC for work and our move, it was a busy month and when time gets tight, I default to running. But from experience I know that without some strength, core and stretching, I'm just asking for an injury. Hopefully May will see a few more yoga sessions and a consistent return to the pool too!