September 9, 2012

August 2012


Howl at the Moon

August was consumed by tapering for Howl at the Moon, running Howl at the Moon, and recovering from Howl at the Moon. Over half of my miles in August came in that one day. The rest of my runs were very short, but the average distance per run was heavily skewed by Howl. My knees took a real beating during the last 10 miles of that race, so I've been super cautious with my recovery to ensure I don't have any long-lasting injuries as a result.

MonthDistance# WorkoutsAvg per Workout
January78.06 Mile98.67333 Mile
February75.2586 Mile98.36206 Mile
March126.15 Mile149.01071 Mile
April146.28 Mile169.1425 Mile
May166.75 Mile189.26389 Mile
June54.83 Mile77.83286 Mile
July115.76 Mile912.8622 Mile
August91.81 Mile910.2011 Mile
Total854.899 Mile919.39449 Mile

Running 2012 8


Team & race volunteers

The weird thing about my knee pains is that while I have recovered reasonably well with respect to running, I can't say the same about cycling. 10 days after Howl I went to my regular Tuesday night practice race and by the end my knee was killing me. I took another week off of cycling. The next week I intended to go back but I didn't make it 2 miles from home before my knee started to hurt. I took 2 more weeks off of cycling. At this point I've only done one serious ride in the past 6 weeks, and that one didn't go well at all. Now that road racing season is over I can just wait this thing out and make sure it's gone before starting up in earnest again. I'd like to do some cyclocross racing this fall, so hopefully I'm back to 100% soon.

BikeDistance# RidesAvg per Ride
Pocket Rocket18.7 Mile53.74 Mile
Thundercougarfalconbird63.17 Mile321.0567 Mile
Total81.87 Mile810.2338 Mile

MonthDistance# WorkoutsAvg per Workout
January25.33 Mile212.665 Mile
February40.08 Mile313.36 Mile
March213.43 Mile2010.6715 Mile
April253.27 Mile2311.0117 Mile
May322.147 Mile2413.4228 Mile
June282.57 Mile1321.7362 Mile
July260.12 Mile1616.2575 Mile
August81.87 Mile810.2338 Mile
Total1478.82 Mile10913.5671 Mile

Cycling 2012 8


In the pack

I made up for the lack of cycling with a bunch of walking and hiking. This doesn't hurt my knee at all, and I'm more convinced than ever that walking/hiking is actually remarkable effective training for long/ultra distance running. It allows you to put in a lot of time on your feet, working your legs, without the impact of running.

MonthDistance# WorkoutsAvg per Workout
January51.53 Mile163.22063 Mile
February42.92 Mile182.38444 Mile
March41.15 Mile142.93929 Mile
April31.89 Mile122.6575 Mile
May37.5107 Mile132.88544 Mile
June39.4 Mile182.18889 Mile
July2 Mile2Mile
August64.99 Mile252.5996 Mile
Total311.391 Mile1182.6389 Mile

Walking 2012 8


It's both fortunate and unfortunate that I don't have to swim much to maintain my fitness for swimming. I just have little motivation to spend time in the pool, when I could be doing any number of things that are even more enjoyable. There's a chance I might to one more triathlon this year, but that depends on whether my knee feels well enough to bike.

MonthDistance# WorkoutsAvg per Workout
April1750. Yard2875. Yard
May8050. Yard71150. Yard
June4100. Yard31366.67 Yard
July2993.61 Yard3997.871 Yard
August2150. Yard3716.667 Yard
Total19043.6 Yard181057.98 Yard

Swimming 2012 8