3/31/15

April Fools' Day...

No Fool. No knock, knock jokes. No "got ya" comments. Just a simple rolling over from the month of March to the start of April. Ho-hum.

That's a wrap for March!

It is April 1st on this side of the pond. Today starts the final month here in Deutschland. Actually I will be out of Germany for 17 of the days (Poland, Austria, the US) to get some training in before packing up and going back home. My training will be a bit more limited in April so I will have to train smarter, not harder during the month.

At least some good base building continued for the month of March to keep me focused and on track. I think I was maybe one or two rides short of what I had intended (Sunday I laid in bed all day and just couldn't face the cold, rain, and wind). Today's longer ride was out due to the Hurricane Force Wind Warnings here in Germany. It has been howling, blowing branches and limbs down all day. Walking and riding the bike outside today were not easy tasks.

This has been the day all day and the house is still shaking at one in the morning here from the strong winds....

HurricaneGustsWarning
I also walk 60 - 90 minutes per day, and hit the weights about 2 x a week. Adding those to the riding and I am pretty happy with what I was able to get in during a busy month of work, visitors, and trips.

My on the bike hours for March...

March 1 - rode 44.2 Kilometers for a duration of 2:00:46
March 3 - rode 43.8 Kilometers for a duration of 1:52:56
March 4 - rode 24.4 Kilometers for a duration of 1:28:28
March 8 - rode 63.6 Kilometers for a duration of 2:53:25
March 10 - rode 29.5 Kilometers for a duration of 1:00:00
March 16 - rode 50.7 Kilometers for a duration of 2:54:43
March 17 - rode 45.6 Kilometers for a duration of 3:00:33
March 19 - rode 34.0 Kilometers for a duration of 2:02:04
March 20 - rode 13.9 Kilometers for a duration of 0:57:26 (HIIT)
March 22 - rode 15.6 Kilometers for a duration of 0:55:58 (HIIT)
March 26 - rode 49.5 Kilometers for a duration of 2:06:27
March 28 - rode 50.1 Kilometers for a duration of 2:07:20
March 31 - rode 28.65 Kilometers for a duration of 1:00:00 (HIIT)

March Totals: 493.55 Kilometers - 24:20:06 hours

And to think that I had already done my first XC race by this time last year (Swanson). At least that is twice the number of hours, and 200 Kilometers more than I got during February.

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