December was the final month of my Fall swimming challenge, which started in October and was a focused effort to swim more. The monthly stats for December were:
Total Yards: 55,550
Total Miles: 31.56
Total Swims: 15
Over the three months I have been pretty consistent with a monthly average of 56,450 yards and just a tad over 15 swims. Compared to the rest of the year that was huge as my average yardage was only 27,000 coming into October! Periods of not swimming for a few weeks early in 2009 skewed that but even so I wasn't hitting the pool enough.
So where to go from now? I want to try and maintain the Fall average of 56,450 yards and 15 swims a month. I think that should be doable particularly once the mornings become lighter and the weather outside isn't so daunting to escape the comfy bed!
I have definitely reaped the benefits of the past three months and I don't want to lose all that I have gained. Swimming more quality and quantity will be such a boost for races this year that I am already psyched to see what I can do at the first triathlon of the year.....
In the meantime it's onto the running focus for the next three months as I build to the early Spring marathon in late March.
- End of year summary for 2020. It ended up being my biggest year in a long time (since I was cycling to work in the UK) and certainly helped by not having to commute into D.C for 9 months. Now the trick will be trying to replicate in coming years as (or if) the commute returns. I definitely respond well to higher volume and that will be important as I look to some future goals. . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #strava #triathlon #swimbikerun #cycling #ultramantri #ironmantri
- Ride 2 of the #festive500 for 2020....below freezing for a couple of hours today but as the saying goes "there is no such thing as bad weather with the right clothing". . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #alwaysevolve #gorewear #cycling #cyclinglife #iridespecialized #specializedallez #ridemd
- Can we start planning on the race schedule for 2021? Progress is being made in the search for vaccines....lets hope so eh? Better start training just in case! . . . . #IFB #parvillacycles #unpavedpa #cyclinglife #vandessel #gravelride #cycling #ciclismo #cyclingphotos
- Ride 4 of the #festive500 with crisp and windy conditions....but look at that sky! Both indoor and outdoor riding has its place but you can't get the same views indoors. . . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #iridespecialized #specializedallez #cycling #gopro #swimbikerun #triathlon