Monday, May 17, 2010

Better Late Than Never - April In Numbers

The CPA in me gets frustrated when I don't do things in order, so before I can do anything else I have to, for my own sake, post my April report. Let's just pretend it isn't already mid-May!

For the first time since I have been tracking, year over year, my numbers were slightly down for the month, but with good taper and recovery weeks in the monthly totals for an April "A" race, I am not surprised.

April in Numbers
Swim: 18,912 yards in 7:32
Bike: 331.5 miles in 19:13
Run: 83.93 miles in 12:28
Other: 1:30
Total Time: 40:43

I committed to myself at the beginning of the year to revisit my goals once a month to see what sort of progress I have been making (or not as the case may be!) ...

Goal Tracking
1. Photography – April was a pretty good month behind the camera. Between bluebonnet photos and taking pictures every week at Andrew's t-ball games, I have been enjoying using my creative side.

Tyler & Andrew Gabe (t-ball friend) & Andrew

2. Nutrition – I focused on recovery this month using Ultragen and it is really working for me. If you are not using some sort of recovery drink directly after hard efforts, I highly recommend giving it a try. You will be amazed how quickly your body can recover if you let it. I still need an easy to make, healthy new dinner recipe - any suggestions?

3. Strength Training – Strength training was spotty in April, but I am happy to report this will look better in May (cheating because I know the first half of May results!)

4. Swim Technique – I have been working on my turnover and finishing my stroke through to my hip. If you have a swim tip you think is helpful, I would love to hear it!

5. Fun goals – I PR’d the HIM! Woot! :)

Check out this photo of me riding in my cycling kit -- my buddy Ryan took the photo while he was riding too, I am impressed!


Xavi Garcia said...

Nice pics...and nice goals!

Cheers from Hong Kong!


Carole Sharpless said...

Those are seriously the cutest boys on the planet!!! The next time we chat, ask me about my chicken dinner recipe. Easy, nutritious and yummy.


Kristin said...

Great cycling pic, that road looks beautiful. My favorite easy thing to cook is fish. I can prep it pre workout and it is fast. I increase the amount I eat during training for the omega 3 so it's perfect.