August training totals
swimming: 11 sessions for 10 hours 32 minutes
biking: 8 rides for 188 miles in 14 hours 23 minutes
running: 12 runs for 53 1/2 miles in 12 hours 1 minute
total training time: 36 hours 37 minutes
That is way down from 55 hours 47 minutes in July, but given travel and the push afterwards to catch up on grading my internet course and now the beginning of the semester, I won't worry too much about it, even though I have my second international distance race Sept. 17. My achievement this month is that despite lower mileage my bike speed has increased significantly, from an average that had been running around 12.5 mph to an average of 13.1 mph. And I'm seeing that on my hilly local rides.