The End of April

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April 2009


The top searches that led to my blog in April were:

  1. hillsboro roubaix [2009][results]
  2. bicycle commuters blog hardman
  3. my name is rob
  4. frederick marathon
  5. dahon helios
  6. mathematica 8

Interestingly, Mathematica 8 does not exist and I’ve never mentioned it on my blog (before now).


Photo by John Bennett.

The Hillsboro Roubaix road race was at the the beginning of the month. Aside from that I took it pretty easy on the bike last month, only doing four hard rides. I’m a good 500 miles behind where I was at this time last year. I can think of at least two reasons for that…

April 2009

Bike Distance # Rides Avg per Ride
Bianchi 56. Mile 10 5.6 Mile
Big Red 1.97 Mile 1 1.97 Mile
Pocket Rocket 55.23 Mile 9 6.13667 Mile
Thundercougarfalconbird 258.98 Mile 7 36.9971 Mile
Total 372.18 Mile 27 13.7844 Mile

January – April 2009

Bike Distance # Rides Avg per Ride
Bianchi 245.5 Mile 51 4.81373 Mile
Big Red 3.97 Mile 2 1.985 Mile
El Fuego 39.92 Mile 5 7.984 Mile
Pocket Rocket 113.73 Mile 23 4.94478 Mile
Thundercougarfalconbird 752.72 Mile 17 44.2776 Mile
Total 1155.84 Mile 98 11.7943 Mile


Rob 3 miles into marathon

The Illinois marathon came and went. My running mileage was down a bit in April due to the pre-marathon taper and the post-marathon recovery. Looking at these numbers, even I’m fairly impressed that my average run length this year is 10 miles. Compared to this time last year, I’m 135 miles ahead. That’s one of the reasons my cycling mileage is down.

Anyway, I’ve decided that I want to try to run another marathon this spring. I’m just not happy with the race I ran at the Illinois marathon. I can do better. I’m leaning towards the Rockford marathon on May 17.

Month Distance # Workouts Avg per Workout
January 109.34 Mile 10 10.934 Mile
February 55.83 Mile 7 7.97571 Mile
March 108.792 Mile 10 10.8792 Mile
April 74.85 Mile 8 9.35625 Mile
Total 348.812 Mile 35 9.96604 Mile


I even cut back on the swimming around the marathon, but I’m back at it now. My first triathlon of the season (Tri the Illini) is this Saturday on campus.

Month Distance # Workouts Avg per Workout
January 1.87452 Kilo Meter 3 0.62484 Kilo Meter
February 14.9504 Kilo Meter 6 2.49174 Kilo Meter
March 19.5224 Kilo Meter 7 2.78892 Kilo Meter
April 13.3502 Kilo Meter 6 2.22504 Kilo Meter
Total 49.6976 Kilo Meter 22 2.25898 Kilo Meter

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