Again a post where the title probably makes me laugh more than anyone. Oh well… it is numbers, and they will probably be numbing to minds other than mine.
In my worries of Vineman, I took a comparative look at the training the 4 months before IMAZ and the training these last 4 months. IMAZ was 4/9/05, so I looked at Dec 04, Jan 05, Feb 05, and March 05. Vineman being in a week and a half *gasp*, I looked at April 06, May 06, June 06, and July 06. And I found a bit to calm my fears… I was definitely worried I hadn’t trained enough. But I finished AZ and did much better than I expected, so I should at least survive Vineman…
|Activity||# of months
out from race
|Training volume (miles – hh:mm:ss)|
|for AZ 05||for Vineman 06|
|Swim||1||~15000 yds||~6000 yds|
|2||~20000 yds||15300 yds – 5:28:06|
|3||~20000 yds||14050 yds – 5:03:42|
|4||—||16300 yds – 5:55:18|
|Bike||1||143.36 miles – 11:26:41||221.8 miles – 16:01:48|
|2||201.02 miles – 17:06:59||426.74 miles – 29:37:21|
|3||302.10 miles – 25:43:25||296.30 miles – 20:23:26|
|4||227.66 miles – 17:45:32||371.63 miles – 28:36:28|
|Run||1||75.15 miles – 12:52:48||56.35 miles – 9:53:59|
|2||51.96 miles – 8:44:46||33.41 miles – 6:08:17|
|3||62.51 miles – 10:46:11||61.75 miles – 11:00:10|
|4||61.42 miles – 10:28:14||61.11 miles – 11:14:13|
|Mtn Bike||1||—||68.85 miles – 10:18:35|
|2||—||33.88 miles – 3:43:38|
|4||7.64 miles – 1:17:04||10.18 miles – 1:31:13|
|Other||1||9.93 miles – 1:31:56 [trail & track runs]||~16 miles – 6:14:10 [hiking]|
|3||8.06 miles – 1:22:12 [trail run]||2.17 miles – 42:53 [sea kayaking]|
|4||—||6.22 miles – 0:58:56 [track running]|
notes: the swim is somepart guesswork… I know that for AZ I was doing a masters class 3 times a week on average for about an hour each. For Vineman I’m going off incomplete records.
A fun Kylie-fact for the day, too:
Total run/bike/hike/walk/GPS-able workout miles & time in 2005 (not inc. swims, and perhaps with a drive): 2,411.96 miles in 288:14:32.
And the same total for this year so far? 2,761.85 miles in 268:31:47
Looks like it’s been a better year in general (or I started GPSing more drives ;))
6 thoughts on “mind numbering”
It’s all about the bike right? The miles are there so I’m betting you’ll be in good shape coming off the bike at vineman.
I’m hoping 🙂
Ya, I wouldn’t worry Kylie. You’re gonna do fine. If you’re worried about finishing, I wouldn’t give it a second thought. You’ve put in enough miles for that to happen…. EASY. Your physical is definitely there, now just the mental. And by the looks of things you should be no problemo! Good luck in the taper and don’t be stupid like me and get injured. All the best.
Thanks BBB 🙂
The mental should be fine. My mom will be watching, and she knows just how stubborn I can be!
And get healed so that if I ever make it to Canada we can go for a ride.
Hell, I’ve been healed since the end of June!! Now in pain of training full out again 😛
oooh. I must have missed that post… I thought you were not feeling the pain but still being easy on it. Silly me… as I re-read that I see how it doesn’t fit the TriPersonality 😉