Adding swim sessions back into my weekly routine has been challenging. I started swimming again in December 2012. I started off slow with short workouts. I watched a few swim videos and checked out some swim books from the library. I have incorporated swim drills into my workouts. I have been working hard to perfect my form.
in Dec 2012
I have averaged around 30-40 miles per week while adding extra swim and cycling workouts.
• Snowman Stampede
• RMRR Platte River Bar and Grill – 7mi
• RMRR Crown Hill Park – 3mi
A majority of my workouts have been indoors. Colorado is hit or miss when it comes to the weather and I need to make sure the roads are in safe conditions. I have had a few long sessions outdoors and anticipate learning new road and paths to travel. My mileage is 600+ which is close to last year’s totals.
I hope to do more century rides in 2013. I want to build the endurance and strength to ride long.
I have changed my nutrition and eating habits. Starting in the 2nd week of February I went on a Fodmaps Diet plan which consists of No Gluten, No Diary, No artificial sweeteners, No High Fructose and limits certain fruits and vegetables. I have been trying to relieve some stomach issues: cramps, bloating and gas. I have had these issues for several months now. This new diet has helped improve some of the symptoms, but not all. I have been slowly consuming dairy, wheat and other products. This has not made my symptoms worse, but not better.
Run: 148.39 147.26 24.93 320.58 miles
Swim: 26000 5000 7450 38450 yards