So I started wondering what was the data for the first 6 months of the year since signing up for Leadman? Here is that breakdown. (click photo to enlarge)
Not bad! But I would have liked to see that total vertical to be a little higher. I am not used to seeing such a low (for me) total on the running mileage but on the other hand I have never hit that kind of mileage on the bike. Something has to give I guess.
So how does that breakdown month to month I started to wonder. (click photo to enlarge)
Pretty constant build through out the year. Yes February sucked for I took 13 days off sick and had many more low volume days as I was recovering.
I find these numbers very interesting to me and honestly never expected to put in this much time. Hell for Bighorn last year I did 328 hours with about 1250 miles of running in the 6 months leading up to that race with 525 total for all of 2014. I should be over 500 total hours before the start of the 100 mountain bike in mid-Aug this year. Hope all this work pays off.
What am I targeting for July? That is hard to say. This week I am going pretty high volume all at an easy pace but next week will be a down week with the Silver Rush 50 weekend on July 11th and 12th. Not sure how I will feel after doing a 50 MTB on Saturday followed by a 50 mile run on Sunday. I am sure there will be at least a few days off. Just going to play it by ear and try and listen to what my body is telling me. It is going to be an adventure. I have pretty much stopped trying to plan my training in advance and now just look at it weekly to see what I can do that week based on how I feel, schedule at work, and family. Seems to be working so far.
Can't believe we are starting to get into the meat of Leadman!
Have a great week and a safe 4th of July!