May was a so so Month #GoTheDist, wise. With all of my workouts input, I ended up with 36.7 miles on the bike and 39.03 miles walking. The latter is definitely helped by the miles walked last weekend and in DC two weeks ago (~14 in both cases). At the same time, the bike mileage was hurt because I wasn’t in the gym as much.
2/3 of the way through #GoTheDist Q2 my stats are as follows:
31.42 bike / 35.8 walking
36.7 miles bike / 39.03 walking
Q2 total to date:
68.12 bike / 74.83 walking
Add that to Q1:
114.23 bike / 4.01 walking
62.18 bike / 8.61 walking
62.57 bike / 31.24 walking
238.98 bike / 43.86 walking
and it gets the following:
2012 #GoTheDist YTD:
307.1 bike / 118.69 walking
So I’m definitely helped by my strong Q1.
If bike and walking counted, I’d be good for Q2, but only the bike counts.
So with 307.1 miles down and a goal through Q2 of 350 miles I’m <43 miles away. Doable? Yes. Likely? Not really. This is made more troubling since my Q3 goal is 225 miles and I don't necessarily want to borrow against Q1 already. So if I only went by Q2 mileage I'm more than 100 miles off the pace. Phooey! But still, not bad, with the knee/achilles issues I've been having.
The thing is? Walking is way up. I've nearly doubled my Q1 total through two months of Q2 and that's only likely to keep at that pace/increase if we have a nice summer. I love walking home from work even if it means I don't make it to the gym. I'd much rather spend my weekends on my quest to walk around Manhattan than in the gym…
And walking is exercise.
That last point made my decision for me. No exercise is bad and any is better than none especially as my legs are healing. So I’m not going to worry about being off the pace so long as I’m still moving.