Monday, February 1, 2010

January 2010 Recap

The end of January marks the end of marathon training and the begin of a 4 week taper. I've had a great running season, and I am more than ready to tackle this marathon, then switch my focus to triathlons for a bit. Thankfully, I have 2 races before the marathon to keep me busy and motivated.

I joined the YMCA this month to have someplace to swim, attend exercise classes like kickboxing, and begin incorporating strength training regularly into my workout routine. So far I am loving it -- been to a few classes and done a few machines -- but have yet to make it to the pool.

My running goal for January was to run 100 miles, but a few runs got cut short and that didn't happen. I almost went running yesterday to meet that goal, but realized how foolish it was to risk injury to meet an arbitrary goal -- not to mention that it's 109 when I add in the walking miles. Even at 97 miles, that's 10 more than last month and that's accomplishment enough for me. I also wanted to exercise an average of 1 hour a day (towards my goal of exercising 365 hours in 2010) and I exceeded that. Below are all the details.

January Stats
  • walking = 12 miles; 3h 23m (I've been walking to the Y, which 1.2 roundtrip)
  • running = 97 miles; 20h 36m (about 1/2 of all exercise hours was running)
  • cycling = 14 miles; 2 hrs (includes trainer and spin class)
  • swimming = 0
  • other = 15hr 27m (includes yoga, core, strength, kickbox, etc)
  • total = 123 miles; 41h 25m (avg 1.3 hrs / day)
Goals for February
PS - The photo of the day will be posted later to the 30 Days - February 2010 Flickr Set. I won't always post them to the blog too, so check there if you wan't to keep up with them daily.


candlerun (htabby) said...

Great Job this month! You know realistically you did go 100 miles... if you include your walking you surpassed it. :0)

Here's to February!

Kitzzy said...

Yup! I had that same thought and forgot to post that. I really should make it a run/walk goal, since most of my running involves some walking anyway. Thanks!

MarathonChris said...

Congrats on a great month!

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