Because July is the Best Month Ever

July is my absolute favorite month of the year.  I love summer.  I love that it’s my birthday.  I love just the general month and festivities.  Minus last year when it was the worst month of the year and I was slightly depressed.

21st birthday amusement with my youngest brother Steven.

But hey now-you get a stress fracture on your 21st birthday and tell me how it affects you.

Okay no more of that crap because it’s in the past…what is going in July for me this month?  I plan to continue my running training and integrate some more speed workouts.  I’m not really sure where my  miles will go…on one hand I can keep easy and long miles up.  Meaning 75+ and continue my base.  This is “optimal” because it would keep my base high and the only speed workouts I would do would be racing.  Which in my mind is the most fun.

On the other hand, I could cut my miles to around 65 and incorporate speed.  My body has never done continuously speed workouts before so who knows what could come from that.  Dropping miles would be beneficial in that I’ll stay “fresh” but I’m comfortable at my base right now as well and don’t have any primary goals of PRing summer races.  (It would be nice but that isn’t the intent!)

Needless to say.  Staying injury free is still the primary goal.

As far as traveling and races:

July 4th Independence Day 5k

Hey look this is from last July 4th. I remember I hated that race and I don’t hate too many. Mostly because those fires made it so hard to breath and it was hot.

July 8th: 3k Open Water Swim

July  14: Stevie Nicks Concert (ie lead singer of the band Fleetwood Mac Band). I’m more than jazzed for this one.

July 21st: Allen Stone Run Swim Run (let’s hope it doesn’t end like last year)

*I’ll also be doing the Summer Series Races…because they are fun and it will be 100 degrees while running…

Besides that I’ll just be working.  Far less traveling then June (which I’m okay with).  I need to make the dollars so I can afford peanut flour in the winter time. 

Questions for you:  What are you doing in July-let’s chat.