I am, as previously noted, crazy. I am okay with that, because as long as there are still people crazier than me out there, I don’t seem too off-the-wall, right? (RIGHT‽‽‽)
Anyhoosits, I may have mentioned my deep and abiding love of spreadsheets before. In case you’ve missed it, a recap: I love me some spreadsheets.
I have annual training calendars on which I track all my workouts and then a master spreadsheet where I track my annual stats. On the first day of each month, I go update the master list with the month’s workout stats.
I track the following:
- Total hours worked out each month
- Total miles run/number of runs/average miles per run
- Average run pace
- Total miles walked
- Total miles biked/number of bikes/average miles per bike
- Total yards swum/number of swims/average yards per swim
- Average swim pace
- Number of strength training sessions
- Number of yoga training sessions
- Number of days in which I was too lazy (does not count sick days) to even hit a mile on my step counter
Still with me?
I started my 70.3 training on 2/27/15, which means I just finished one month of training. I may have skipped a few workouts. I was feeling a bit bad about that. I have decent reasons for about 60% of the missed workouts.
Today, with a feeling of shame, I compiled my March stats into my insane-o spreadsheet. The surprising results made me decide to
brag about it share my unwitting success.
- The most hours I’ve worked out in any given month since pre-pregnancy marathon training in July 2011.
- The most number of runs I’ve done in any one month since I did C25K in June 2012 (and I had more miles last month than in 6/12).
- The most miles I’ve biked in a single month since September 2009. In addition, in March 2015, I biked more than in 2012, more than in 2013, and almost as much as in all of 2014.
- My average run pace for 2015 is the fastest it’s been since 2010 (by 2+ minutes).
- My average swim pace for 2015 is the fastest it’s EVER been since I started tracking it in 2010.
- My average bike speed has improved over 2 mph since the beginning of the month and I no longer want to cry and ice my personal laundry after I finish a 90 minute ride.
- BONUS: Last night, I went to a beginner’s ballet class. I’ve wanted to take ballet for approximately 30 years. In fact, about 30 years ago, I used to check out books on ballet from the library and practice all the moves on the bannister in our house. I don’t have a tutu. Yet. I’ll post a picture next week anyway.
Verdict: I’m killing it, even with my missed workouts.