Monday, April 30, 2012

April Stats / May Goals + Clif Giveaway WINNER

OK - I will get to the fun stuff first.  The Clif Bar Giveaway Winner!

There were 36 comments on the Clif Bar giveaway post. picked comment #9.

Congratulations to fellow triathlete Stefanie Frank of On the Edge who is currently training for a 70.3!!   I think it is cool that On the Edge is a new blog for me to follow.

Stefanie please send me an email at andreawilson70 (at) gmail (dot) com with the address you would like me to ship your prize to.

Now on to stats & goals.....

Despite being sick with a sinus infection this month & not getting as many rides on the road as I had hoped I am still happy with how the training is going.  I am most happy with how the running is progressing.

April Stats
  • Swim (Goal/Actual) - 12 miles / 10.8 miles - I did get in the pool 12 times this month but was still short on yards.  
  • Pilates Reformer (Goal/Actual) - 4 / 3
  • Yoga (Goal/Actual) - 4 / 3 
  • Spin / Road (Goal/Actual) - 8 / 6 (100 miles)
  • Run (C25K) (Goal/Actual) - 12 / 12 (29 miles) - Ended the month on W7D1.
  • BarreAmped (Goal/Actual) - 1 / 1
  • April N2U CT Challenge was Kickboxing at the Y
  • Rest Days (Goal/Actual) - 4 / 6 - I needed a couple extra due to sinus infection
Total Miles = 141
Total Time = 32 hours
2012 Nike Go the Distance Challenge (Goal / Actual) - 200 miles / 49.25 miles - ooof, I am getting way off on this one.  

Injury status - I would say I am about 90% recovered.  I have had 3 gloriously pain free runs  in the last week.  I do still feel a little discomfort during spinning or road riding.  Afterwards there is no pain.  I am trying to be religious about the cross training & stretching.

May Goals
My first race of the year is the Atlanta Iron Girl. Last year my goal was to finish under 2 hours & I just made it in 1h59m47s.  This year I am not setting an overall time goal.  I don't think my bike & run fitness are where they were last year.  

My goal for this race is to race the swim & have a solid bike & run leg.  Usually, I don't swim hard at all.  I swim at a comfortable pace to keep myself from any panic situations.  Since I have spent so much time in the pool this past winter I want to see if it has paid off. 

My swim time last year was 18m45s.  My goal is to be under 15 minutes this year in the swim.  Honestly, I am not sure if that will happen since I haven't done any timed swims over 100 yards or any open water swims this year.  The last time I did 100 yard repeats they were consistently at 2m20s.  So, a sub 15 is theoretically doable.

I am contemplating doing the Horsey Hundred over Memorial Day weekend.  I plan to volunteer with either TNT or BTC on Saturday & I am hoping to do the 30 miler on Sunday.  I will make the final decision after Iron Girl.

The other fun thing that happens on Memorial Day is the BTC practice Tri.  This really signifies the kickoff to Summer since it is the day that the Tates Creek pool (50m) opens in Lexington.  So can't wait to swim long course again!

Now on to my May workout goals:
  • Swim - 12 miles - including 1 open water swim
  • Pilates Reformer - 4
  • Yoga - 4
  • Spin / Road - 8 (130 miles)
  • Run - 12 (32 miles)
  • May N2U CT Challenge - TBD
  • Rest Days - 4
I did keep most of my Saturdays in April as rest days which I loved but honestly I did zero home improvement projects.  We spent one Saturday at a UK baseball game, one was spent recovering from sinus infection, one was spent as a rainy day at home cleaning & doing other boring house chores (does that count as home improvement?) & one was spent at a joint Kentuckiana / Bluegrass SWE event in Shelbyville.  

I plan to keep most of my Saturday's in May as rest days.  I like having one day of the weekend just to chill & do whatever we feel like doing which probably won't be home improvement projects. 

Happy Training!!


  1. I'm tired just reading your post. You got me beat. Hopefully I'll do better in May!

  2. Sounds like May is going to be a good month but very busy for you!

  3. I think you and I are a lot alike on the swim! I don't ever remember rushing myself and pushing myself. I like to relax and just go with the flow. No pun intended. :)

    Looks like everything is going really well!! I'm excited for your Iron Girl!! Looking forward to Saturday!

  4. congrats stefanie and great job andrea! i swear you triathletes are hardcore! i can't even wrap my head around your alls training!

  5. Super job on the training! And thank you so excited to win! :)



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