April was a particularly hard month to get through. My work schedule was, for lack of a better word, insane. I was working 5-6 12hr shifts a week for the whole month. Add in 12-14 hours a week of training to the mix of things and I learned that there is only so much I can take. I got sick at the beginning of the month, then I went through a couple of workouts where I missed the mark. However, I am continuing to build on my run and I am steadily improving on my cycling. Furthermore, I got my Kona accommodations all sorted out! Woo! So things are looking good!
|20min test and goal!|
I did another test set at the beginning of the month - actually the week I got sick. Even though I was sick, I still saw some improvements. My 3min test saw a huge 10W improvement! Sweet! I went from 267W to 277W. I may have paid the price for that one though as I had a terrible cough and chest pain from my cold that it may have taken more out of me than expected. I did the 20min test at the end of the week and saw more improvement but not as dramatic as the 3min one. I was aiming for 215W but at the end I managed to hold 211W. An improvement from 208W from my previous test. And I was dry heaving at the end of that test - a first for me!
|Here is the data from my 20min test.|
My race schedule is pretty much finalized. After the Ottawa half marathon, I will race the Syracuse 70.3, then IM Canada (Whistler), Rev3 Niagara Barrelman half, and then KONA! This will be a heavy year - two IMs and two half IMs! I am hoping my body just stays healthy and in one piece throughout the year.
So you see, I have been keeping myself busy and training hard! Just keeping one foot going in front of the other.