If you have read anything on this blog in the last several months (believe me - I just reread a fair bit of it), you will have noticed that I just haven't had that drive to train. It seems like it disappeared in the spring when it should have been going into hyper-mode. But this morning I was inspired to set a new goal to keep me going at least through the end of this year. It will likely fit well with doing the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge (hoping Amanda at Run to the Finish does this again).
I was reading Kovas's post found here about him working to meet the goals of running 1000 miles and biking 1000 miles in 2012. And I laughed at Bob's suggestion that he should include swimming that mileage too. But it got me to wondering how far I've actually gone this year. I track most of my workouts right here on my blog so it just took sitting down and skimming through posts to add up the numbers. What I found was that I had ran way more than someone who claims not to be a runner should have and I have seriously been going longer and longer on my bike. I've been a bit of a pool slacker, but what better than a little self challenge to get that back on track?
So here are my current YTD (as of 10/2/12) stats the best I can come up with:
SWIM: 13,200 yards (give or take - several workouts the laps weren't counted so I used some averages based on how long I said that I was in the pool)
BIKE : 620.2 miles (what was most impressive to me was how few of these rides were under 15 miles when last year my LONGEST ride was about that)
RUN: 258.9 miles (I ran very few of these solo which is probably what made a big difference, but I was blown away by the number of times I drug my ass out the door to get this done)
MISC WORKOUTS: 27 (P90X DVDs, Just Dance, AbRipperX, Pole Class) - Winter sometimes requires indoor workouts and when Stacy and I want to sweat, this works for us in a pinch.
Earlier this year, I did the Iron distance over the course of four weeks. Kovas says there are 14 weeks left. So I did some averaging and rounding to pretty numbers and came up with a new goal. Anyone who knows me knows that this Type A gal really needs a goal. My new goal (drumroll please) is to finish the year with the following stats:
SWIM: 25,000 yards (averaging just 843/week - I usually do a min of 1000 each trip to the pool so I just need to make it once/week and I'll exceed this goal, but no slacking and skipping. Funny though - it is only 14.2 miles total. Can't imagine trying to swim 1000 miles - ouch!)
BIKE: 1000 miles (averaging just over 27 mi/week - it shouldn't be hard to do two short or one long workout each week to get to this - plus it would be cool if I could do the same amount of total biking as Kovas! Maybe we can keep each other honest.)
RUN: 350 miles (averaging just over 10K/week - one long or two short runs each week should be doable. Plus there are a lot of 5Ks this time of year so I may just race to train.)
MISC WORKOUTS: Unless weather becomes an issue, I don't plan to spend a lot of time on these. But I know my core and some of my stabilizer muscles could use some work so my goal is to get in 13 more of these - about one/week - I like round numbers though so my end goal is 40.
Well within my capabilities, but enough of a stretch to get me off the couch on the days that I'd rather not go. I may try to front load some of the bike time given the fact that Nov and Dec may start getting dicey as far as weather, but otherwise I'll aim for the weekly averages. Yay - so happy to have a plan of attack! I can feel the mental funk cloud lifting already.