June was an extremely busy month for me. More so, crunch time for Ironman Training, taking on a few additional in store classes as well as a fitness class. Time had to be accounted for and training a priority.
Activity Miles Hours
Swim 14 Miles 10 Hours
Bike 494 Miles 32:19 Hours
Run 66 Miles 10:19 Hours
Swim class twice a week, Ocean swims Sundays
Biking long on Thursdays, trainers during the week or short bike on Tuesdays/Wednesdays if job(s) schedule allowed it.
As you can tell my run has been lacking. I ran 3 marathons (ish),Boston in April, a 50k 5 days later, and my 2018 BQ Marathon 6 weeks later). My main focus has just been brick work (runs after the bike) for at least 30-40 minutes. I plan to start adding a little more run mileage as I taper the bike.
I started June with an invitation to be a Santa Clarita Marathon/ Half Marathon ambassador. I Love that race and really hope to do well this September at its half marathon.
I've participated in multiple club duathlons (run/bike/run), a club specific sprint triathlon, and aquathons (swim/run).
This has also been my busiest month professionally as well. I've added multiple Wednesday night, women specific, classes taught instore about backpacking and hiking basics. I also have started teaching a weekly strength and conditioning class at another facility as well. I also spend most weekends teaching backpacking class on location in Los Padres National Forest. This hasn't left me a multitude of time for training . I've really had to focus on quality rest. I don't get full days off to watch hours of Netflix or not be on my feet. I usually get 1 day off a week, that's usually the day I hobble to the grocery store and run the other errands I had no time to do throughout the week. So quality rest has been a priority over a social life. I've showed up to work in my hot pink compressive leg sleeves and have been known to take the elevator regularly at work. My apartment has taken the brunt force of being a lack of priority. I've even resolved to using paper plates on occasions.
I don't have kids but have jobs that accumulate to a 40 hour work week. I haven't started my masters yet (that happens in September, that was strategic planning). This race has proved to me that you almost have to have time for a second (in my case 3rd) job to properly train. I have no idea if this will be something I'll peruse again in the future. I joke that this may be a one and done, get the tattoo, and stick to 70.3's. Who knows.
I have 4 weeks until Ironman Santa Rosa, my first 140.6 ........Yikes