Training Analysis: April

Although I’m not thrilled with the training volume I produced in the month of April, I can’t be disappointed with the intensity I’ve recently been able to train at, given the circumstances.

Within the first few days of the month, I got sick once again. I found myself shivering during the last 30 minutes of my 50-mile ride on April 4th, and when I got home my temperature was 93 degrees Fahrenheit. I did my best to get my temperature up, but within 6 hours my temperature shot up to 103 degrees Fahrenheit. This rapid change of body temperature (hypothermia to fever) was extremely taxing on my body, and put me out of training for four days. It took more than two weeks for my body to feel normal once again, and I was able to start integrating more intensity in the latter half of the month.

A summary of my training is outlined below:

Total: 29 hours (7 hours/week)
Cycling: 19 hours, 261 miles (5 hours/week, 61 mi/week)
Running: 72 miles (17 miles/week)
11 days off, mostly due to illness at the beginning of the month.  Continue reading