My goal for November was to ramp up mileage. I wanted to get to mileage that felt like I was training for a race because I hadn't felt that since earlier in the summer.
My goals were as follows:
Swim: 16-20,000 yards
Bike: 300-350 miles
Run: 85-100 miles
Weights: 11-13 days
The month started off good, but I quickly realized that getting in my bike miles was going to be hard with out doing outside rides. But with the weather being sub-par and me being a fair-weather biker, I never made it outside. I rode 106 miles all of which were during spin classes.
Swimming also went well at first, swimming two days a week, but when I changed jobs, my pool time slid off the clif and I never stepped foot into the pool again during the month. I swam 8200 yards.
I did reach my running goal and came pretty dang close to my weight lifting goal. Running is the most convenient sport which is probably the reason why it is the one area I excelled at this month. With my new job and crazy commute, it is SO easy to throw on my Brooks and run. No bikes, pools, swim suits, padded shorts, etc. needed. I ran 88.35 miles.
With the holidays here and knowing that I'll have a lot of my time allocated to holiday activities, I'm making this month's goal with the busy-ness in mind. I still want to keep my running numbers around the 85 miles per month, but I really want to make the rest of my day active as well.
Yes, I run in the morning, but for the rest of the day I either sit at my desk, in my car or at home. I read a post on Ironman 101 talking about how he lost weight over his holiday in Australia because he was walking so much more than he did in his normal life. This post inspired me to incorporate more walks and casual bike rides into my day this month. So even if the holidays take my time, I can still get out and get moving in a more casual way.
Come January it'll be time to ramp things up and start off a new year strong, so expect some big goals next month. :)
What are you trying to accomplish this month?