April Mileage Update

Another month, another mileage update.  It’s pretty clear that I’ve not been doing a lot of blogging lately.  It’s mainly because I don’t feel like I have all that much to say in terms of training, but also because work has been insane and the last thing I want to do when I get home is get back on my computer.

I’m still working with my physical therapist on my hip.  The best thing is that for the most part, I’m not in pain on a day-to-day basis.  I’m still not running, but I have been doing a lot of biking.  This is a big difference from December and January, where I wasn’t running but still had a lot of pain.  So the strength work I’m doing is definitely helping.  It’s just going to be a slow process.  But that’s okay.

I’ve been trying to do more walking now that the weather is nice, and this weekend, I did try to take a few running steps, just to see what happened.  It was maybe only ten steps, but it didn’t hurt.  I certainly didn’t want to push it, and I don’t think I can call ten steps running, but just a few weeks ago, a few steps caused immediate pain.  So this is certainly improvement.

I didn’t end up completing Zwift’s Tour of Watopia and I’m 100% okay with that.  Some of those workouts were just too much.  Sure, I could have completed, but I didn’t want to ride my bike for 4+ hours in the middle of the week.  Still, it was fun to participate and I need to do more organized Zwift workouts.

April Totals
Swim – 3.5 miles
Bike – 217 miles
Run – 0 miles

I’m looking forward to getting back to more regimented training.  I said all along that I was going to wait until May to really get back to formal training, and well, it’s May, so it’s time.  Still not sure if I’m going to be doing this coached or on my own, but either way, I need to set a routine and stick to it.

And actually go to the pool.  Which I have not been doing as faithfully as I would like to.

2018 Totals
Swim – 13.8 miles
Bike – 650 miles
Run – 4 miles
(one of these things is not like the other…)

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