Saturday, March 2, 2013

Goal Getter 2013 Update: February

I know I'm a day late with this post but I was so busy yesterday I couldn't even *think* about anything else but work.  I'm glad to see the end of February that's for sure.  As soon as March hits I start thinking spring even though we usually still get a fair bit of snow in March.  February wasn't a totally horrible month workout wise though, at least in regards to my swimming.  I've been really focusing on being consistent in the pool and I managed to do that no problem even while we were away in Mexico.  This last week has thrown me for a bit of a loop in that regards though as work has been insanely busy.  I suspect the month of March will not be as consistent as January and February in terms of my swimming goals but what can you do?  I'll figure out a way to get something in somewhere.  I have just over 41,000m to go before I hit 250,000m.  I was hoping to do that by June so even if I do have one not so great month, I should still be on track.

Yup, yesterday's swim was only 1000m - something is ALWAYS better than nothing!
 Boston training has been hit and miss this past month.  Definitely not as consistent as I'd like to be but it is what it is.  I still have 6 weeks.  My speed may not be where I hoped it would come race day but who knows.  I'll re-evaluate closer to the day as I have 2 races coming up that should give me an idea as to where I'm at.  Speaking of which, the first one is this Sunday (The Chilly Half Marathon), which is also my birthday, which is also the day I have to fly to Miami.  Yup.  Sunday is going to be mental.  The race starts and 10:00 am.  I am hoping to be done by 11:35-ish.  I'll then have to grab my post race goodies, find G, get into the car and drive back to Toronto (the race is in Burlington which is about 40 minutes outside of Toronto), shower, grab all my stuff and have G take me to the airport so I can catch a 4:30 flight.  Yeah, I'm freaking just a bit.  I don't have high hopes for this race, but I didn't last year and I set a PB and won my age group.  Not sure that will happen this year but you never know.  I'm just going to go out and do my best.

One thing I've been very diligent about is goal #3 on my list (keep doing my rehab exercises even if I'm feeling better).  Most of my knee issues have been sorted out so now I'm working on strengthening my hips and glutes.  I've also been making a point of getting to yoga which I find has helped immensely and goes hand in hand with goal #17 (stretch, stretch, stretch).   My cycling has taken a bit of a hit as of late but that's ok, I have several months before my first triathlon.   The way things are going, I probably won't get back on my bike until mid March.  Starting tomorrow, I've got 10 days straight of work ahead of me, maybe more depending on what else comes in between now and when I get back from Miami.   I will be bringing my running stuff as well as my swimsuit and goggles to Miami.  I'm sure I'll be able to squeeze in a run or two while I'm there and hopefully a swim.  Good thing I'm a morning person because I think 4:30 am and I will become good friends over the next week.  You gotta do what you gotta do.

How are you doing with your 2013 goals?


Unknown said...

Posted my update yesterday! We're all kicking butt, nice job P!

Anonymous said...

It's birthday weekend!!!! Happy {early} birthday to you and I hope your day turns out to be less mental then you're expecting. Good luck with the 1/2 marathon tomorrow and getting to Miami in one piece. Make sure to treat yourself to an in-flight cocktail or something. :)

Beka said...

You are still a beast in my book P! I wish you were heading closer to Tampa so we could meet up! (Miami is still a good 5 hr drive away)
Good luck tomorrow - I'm sure you're going to kill it ;)

M.Love said...

Nice work buddy! Keep it up :)

Yo Momma Runs said...

Hope you had a great race today! And made it to the airport in time! We're thinking about heading to Florida when the kids have spring break, and with all of this cold weather (not as cold as yours!), I'm really anxious to soak up some rays.