Thursday, March 1, 2012

February Training Recap

We've continued to be lucky here in Northeast Ohio as our mild winter has continued through February.  Thankfully, I was able to take advantage of it by continuing to do my workouts outside.  I was only on the treadmill 3 times this month.  Along with increasing my miles.  I incorporated more brick workouts to my running with cycling and even did some swimming!  My long runs consisted of two 13.1's and two 15's.  Being able to train outside allowed me run my last 15 miler 9 minutes faster than my best 15 mile run during last year's marathon training.  I tribute this all to the early outdoor running and my fast Sunday runs with Ryan, Jessica, Kristy, and Mason.  I also did my first 2 snow runs this month.  Apart from one fall, it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be.  Another first this month was my an indoor triathlon.  I won't go too much in that now as I should have the race report up this weekend.  The only thing I wasn't satisfied with was weight loss.  I only lost 3 pounds this month, which is a major disappointment after last month.  I'm going to sit down the next few days and re-work my diet so I can get it back on track in March.

The month ahead will be another busy one for me.  I will continue to build my running and cycling mileage.  I'm also going to attend some private swimming lessons to work on my form.  March will also entail some additional races including St. Malachi 5 miler, Shamrock 15K, and CSU indoor Triathlon.

Total miles:  328

Running:  159 miles with an average pace of 9:18

Cycling:  169 miles with an average speed of 17.7 mph

Swimming:  1,960 yards

Calories burned:  32,408

Hours spent training:  34 hrs 40 minutes

Weight loss:  3 pounds, which makes 9 pounds for the year.



inspirunning said...

awesome month!! Congrats on all of those stats! seriously awesome! can't wait til your rite aid announcement... how much longer?

Holly said...

A job well done!

Matty O said...

Great job w/ the continued weight loss man. Those numbers are constant! love it!

Keep training smart and have a great start to the year!

Pamela McGowan said...

Nice month Beal! Keep this up and you'll be kicking some CLE marathon/triathlon booty for sure!

Anonymous said...

9lbs for the year is not bad at all. working out will get better as the weather gets nicer and we are outside more