This last week saw some bigger bike miles but only because there was more free time since everyone was on holiday. I didn't get in quite as much swimming as I would have wanted and similarly my running was a wee bit down from last week's but all in all it is no big deal. Next week I'll begin to do some light running workouts such as a fartlek and a hill workout and those two things will be the name of the game until February when I really start hitting some good running workouts in the build up to the Atlanta half marathon.
Charlotte Long Course Duathlon (4mi/30mi/4mi)
New Orleans 70.3 (1.2mi/56mi/13.1mi)
National Duathlon Championship (10k/40k/5k)
Lake Murray Triathlon (750m/16mi/5k)
White Lake Half (1.2mi/56mi/13.1mi)
Festival of Flowers Triathlon (1500m/40k/dns run)
Bandits Triathlon (1500m/28mi/10k)
Beach to Battleship Ironman (2.4mi/112mi/26.2mi)
358,316 yards, averaging 6,766 yards per week. Roughly 120 hours of mindless lap swimming.
6,821 miles, averaging 128.7 miles per week. Roughly 370 hours in the saddle.
1358.5, averaging 25.6 miles per week. Roughly 155 hours of pounding the pavement.
I averaged (roughly) 12 hours of training per week. That's over the course of 52 weeks, meaning that it does not count weeks where I may not have done anything (although I don't think there was a week in 2009 where that happened...). Same goes for running; I think I took somewhere between 4-6 weeks total off from running this year. I sprained my ankle severely twice and after B2B I took 3 weeks off my feet to see if I could heal myself for free.
I'd love to be able to increase this by 10% or so, meaning that my total hours would go from around 670 to a little under 750. I'm fairly sure that's something I can handle but as with all things it depends on a large number of factors. The DEFINITE increase will be in my running miles. I had a bad year for running and just didn't really put in enough time to change from an average runner. Oh well, hindsight is 20/20.
Tentative 2010 Schedule (* means tentative or dependent on qualification)
1/24/2010: Charlotte Running Company Trail race (13ish miles)
2/28/2010: Charlotte Long Course Duathlon* (this will depend on the weather; I don't want a repeat of '09)
3/21/2010: ING Georgia Half Marathon (Atlanta, GA)
3/28/2010: Cool Breeze Triathlon (Huntersville, NC) Sprint
4/18/2010: Ironman New Orleans 70.3 (New Orleans, LA) Half Ironman
5/1/2010: White Lake Half I (White Lake, NC) Half Ironman
5/22/2010: Over the Mountain Triathlon (Kings Mountain, NC) International distance
6/13/2010: Whitesville YMCA Triathlon (Owensboro, KY) Sprint
8/7/2010: Stumpy Creek Triathlon (Mooresville, NC) International
8/29/2010: Ironman Louisville (Louisville, KY) Ironman
10/8-10/10/2010: Triple-T Triathlon* (White Lake, NC) Multiple
11/13/2010: Ironman Clearwater 70.3* (Clearwater, FL) Half Ironman (we'll see about this one...)
So, lots on the plate for next year. The biggest and most important event will be Louisville. Everything I do this year will be considering that day. Obviously Clearwater will depend on whether or not I qualify at New Orleans and that's certainly a big 'if' but it's not life or death if I don't get in to the race. There are other races would be happy to do (i.e. Beach to Battleship Half the next weekend...) so it's not a make or break thing. I'd also love to get in a Fall/Winter marathon in December but again that's just something that if it works into my schedule it works into my schedule.