Monday, April 1, 2013

1st Quarter 2012 vs 2013

Compared to last year, this year has been very odd for me and my training.  Not necessarily due to the colder weather this year, but it seems due to motivation. As an example:

          Total Hours          Miles          Strength (included in total hours)
2012      142:45              1349           25:45
2013        84:15              1028             3:15

The really odd part is that I seem to be carrying a lot of my fitness from last year.  I know that I don't have the same strength or the same endurance base, but the longer rides do feel pretty good right now. Obviously, I haven't done the same hours, some due to skipping out on the P90X program that I did last year. I didn't realize until I pulled this data, how close I was on the miles.

Oddly, CIRREM (February, 2013) went fairly well.  After a decently hard start for the first 20 minutes, Jason Dal and I settled into a medium pace. I stayed with Jason until about the 3/4 mark and then went hard for the last hour. Chasing down several rabbits and coming in at a decent time. Could I have went faster? Maybe....I probably could have been faster by another 10 minutes overall by being more consistent in pace. But maybe since I went easy in the middle, that certainly gave me more at the end.

Either way, I will be toeing the line this weekend for the opening Psycowpath Marathon race. I guess I'll find out how things really are after this race.

Me at the end of the 2013 CIRREM, pushing it hard at the end.


Anonymous said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who obsesses over numbers.

Nice job Sunday, Tom.

Iowagriz said...

Just wait Jon, you haven't seen anything yet with my numbers :)

The locals give me a hard time about my numerized race prep.