It’s gotten progressively more difficult to carve out some time to blog about my training progress. I think that’s a good thing overall as it means I’ve been spending my time training and less on line. It bothers me a bit also as I am not able to spend as much time working on other creative ideas, but I have to prioritize things and manage my time fairly efficiently.
This week marks the half-way point to Ironman Louisville – 17 more weeks to go. I’ve spent 17 weeks training so far, so this week is the half-way point. I think I am in pretty good shape so far, although I feel a bit behind schedule on my running. Moreover, I have not been swimming as much as I would like recently, but I am trying to turn these two deficiencies around shortly.
I took some time to try to analyze some of the data I’ve collected relative to the amount of time I’m spending training. The following graphs are interesting, but only tell part of the story. I’d like to find some time to correlate the time spent with distances covered as well at some point.
So my big take-aways from looking at these graphs were: 1) The amount of work spent on the bike is pretty good, but obviously a bit disproportionate to the other two exercises; 2) I need to bump-up my running; 3) I’d like to have weekly goals of at least 200 minutes of work in each activity/discipline.