I haven't really been talking about my training much lately so I thought I would put up a summary December It was a big block for me with 2 full weeks off of work. Because I never know what my schedule will allow in the future, I need to take full advantage of time off, or rotations that are light.
- I ran 29/31 days in December for a total of about 124 miles and 19 hours, 15 minutes. Average pace 9:17. Paulo told me that frequency was the best thing for my knee and he has surely been right. It hasn't hurt a bit. And I've gotten a whole lot faster. My treadmill base speed has gone up 0.5mph and I'm doing intervals at 8.5mph without any problems. Most of my running is still slow zone 2, though.
- I put in 25 hours on the trainer. NO JUNK MILES. That is my new mantra. I don't slog away in zone 2 anymore. My zone 2 riding is all warm up and recovery between intervals. I've had to put the bike in harder and harder gears to maintain my HR/RPE, so I think it's working.
- I swam 52,200 yards accounting for 18 hours 40 minutes of training for the month. Definitely helped get back my feel for the water.
Total for December: 61 workouts in just under 63 hours (I think there is a cross training session in there. I included one of my shoveling workouts!). Not too shabby!
Now I want to go take a nap! But I have another ride on tap for this afternoon...
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