May 1, 2009

The End of April

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April 2009


The top searches that led to my blog in April were:

  1. hillsboro roubaix [2009][results]
  2. bicycle commuters blog hardman
  3. my name is rob
  4. frederick marathon
  5. dahon helios
  6. mathematica 8
Interestingly, Mathematica 8 does not exist and I've never mentioned it on my blog (before now).


Photo by John Bennett.

The Hillsboro Roubaix road race was at the the beginning of the month. Aside from that I took it pretty easy on the bike last month, only doing four hard rides. I'm a good 500 miles behind where I was at this time last year. I can think of at least two reasons for that...

April 2009

BikeDistance# RidesAvg per Ride
Bianchi56. Mile105.6 Mile
Big Red1.97 Mile11.97 Mile
Pocket Rocket55.23 Mile96.13667 Mile
Thundercougarfalconbird258.98 Mile736.9971 Mile
Total372.18 Mile2713.7844 Mile

January - April 2009

BikeDistance# RidesAvg per Ride
Bianchi245.5 Mile514.81373 Mile
Big Red3.97 Mile21.985 Mile
El Fuego39.92 Mile57.984 Mile
Pocket Rocket113.73 Mile234.94478 Mile
Thundercougarfalconbird752.72 Mile1744.2776 Mile
Total1155.84 Mile9811.7943 Mile


Rob 3 miles into marathon

The Illinois marathon came and went. My running mileage was down a bit in April due to the pre-marathon taper and the post-marathon recovery. Looking at these numbers, even I'm fairly impressed that my average run length this year is 10 miles. Compared to this time last year, I'm 135 miles ahead. That's one of the reasons my cycling mileage is down.

Anyway, I've decided that I want to try to run another marathon this spring. I'm just not happy with the race I ran at the Illinois marathon. I can do better. I'm leaning towards the Rockford marathon on May 17.

MonthDistance# WorkoutsAvg per Workout
January109.34 Mile1010.934 Mile
February55.83 Mile77.97571 Mile
March108.792 Mile1010.8792 Mile
April74.85 Mile89.35625 Mile
Total348.812 Mile359.96604 Mile


I even cut back on the swimming around the marathon, but I'm back at it now. My first triathlon of the season (Tri the Illini) is this Saturday on campus.

MonthDistance# WorkoutsAvg per Workout
January1.87452 Kilo Meter30.62484 Kilo Meter
February14.9504 Kilo Meter62.49174 Kilo Meter
March19.5224 Kilo Meter72.78892 Kilo Meter
April13.3502 Kilo Meter62.22504 Kilo Meter
Total49.6976 Kilo Meter222.25898 Kilo Meter


Anonymous said...

W O W ! ! !
Great job.

Aimee said...

I'm afraid Brett and I might have searched for #2 often and always ended up with your blog.