So I was looking over my July totals the other day and I thought they would be pretty bad since I was gone on vacation the first 10 days of July. I know I ran while on vacation, but I was afraid the swim and bike would suffer as well. So here are my July totals:
Swim 6.05 miles 3:19:58
Bike 182 miles 9:59:57
Run 57.79 miles 9:23:51
After looking at this, I can say I am happy about my running mileage and I am feeling confident there. With my marathon sitting, waiting for my HIM to be completed, I feel like I really have got that good base built in for when I focus on 26.2.
My swim numbers were not that great, but a race was never won on the swim. I am still confident about my swim and have really surpassed last years total already. I am 90% sure my swim in the HIM will be wetsuit legal, so again, I am not too concerned about it
My bike mileage is something I am good with, I would have liked to hit over 200, but I didn't, no use in giving an excuse. The only thing I am concerned about is when I look at time spent riding. It is roughly the same amount of time I spent running. This is something I need to look at for the last month of training before NashVegas. I was hoping for a wider difference in time, but I am not real sure if that matters. I know I have ridden further than I did last year already and my bike workouts are more than just riding around. My bike split goal is to beat 3:55:48 (IM Branson time) which should be totally doable. So I need a solid month of biking in August (and I already missed my 1st bike this morning, guess I will be riding tonight!)
So today was Support Chick-Fil-A Day across America. All because the owner of CFA said he sees marriage being between a man and a woman. This is from a guy that closes his places down on Sunday so his employees can go to church. Why is his opinion such a surprise to everyone??? People are going nuts over this and calling for boycotts and others are calling for a day of support. So, today I went to CFA for lunch because I also believe in a man/woman marriage. I also believe that the owner has a right to voice his opinion however he wants and can say what he wants without fear of repercussion, and people can choose to not eat at his place if they decide not too. But for people to say that CFA is a bigoted, racist place and I have even had friends threaten to de-friend me on FB if I ate at CFA today, is ridiculous. But my beliefs are my beliefs.
Salt pills. How many of you use them? I have been hearing that I should b e using them and some think it is crazy that I don't already. I have never really had an issue with cramping during runs or bikes, so I am not sure what the benefits would be to me, so let me know you thoughts.