Tuesday, February 4, 2014

January Recap

I feel like I'm off to a strong start in 2014. I've been consistent with doing my Sufferfest videos and I'm occasionally (at least once a week) getting in some strength training. My running game has been lacking since my hip has flared up yet again. I think it's my iliopsoas, and I can't find much on the interwebs about strengthening this area and treatment seems to consist of rest, ice, and stretching (an incredibly difficult area to stretch and ice, by the way). So, once again, I'm taking it easy with the running. Cycling doesn't seem to bother it, so I'll be focusing on that for a while. I'm supposed to be training for the Blue Ridge Half Marathon, but thankfully this year they've added a 10K option, so I'll probably be doing that instead since I'm already behind in my training plan. It frustrates me that I haven't been able to run consistently without something hurting, but at the same time I'm very thankful to be able to ride my bike and I'm enjoying that a lot, too. We are trying to plan out some rides to train for this spring. Our considered options include the Wilderness Road Ride (May 24, 79 miles), Mountains of Misery (May 25, 101 miles), and the Jamestown Gran Fondo (June 8, 100 miles). Lots to consider including our busy spring schedules, varying distances and difficulties, cost, etc.

January Stats
  • Running mileage: 24.89
    • total time = 4:16
  • Cycling mileage: 183.73
    • total time = 12:58
  • Walking mileage: 10.46
    • total time = 3:50
  • Total mileage = 219.08
  • Total time = 20:54