I’m not sure where to begin with my running in October. I actually ran more then one mile so that is a head start. I wouldn’t consider it “training” because I’m not training for anything right now. I’m training to recover. While my runs are injury free, I still consider myself in that awkward limbo of recovering from an injury. I never know to classify myself as healthy or not in this stage. I’ll classify myself as healthy with a *.
Last month’s goal was to be able to keep recovering and hopefully run more. I did run more than September because September I ran one mile and in October I ran 60 miles.
Between running on the Alter G and running outdoors I ran 60 miles.
Total miles: 60 (I ran 60 times more than September)
Outdoors miles: 40
Range of paces: 8:45-12:02-untimed
I’m so glad to be getting back on the running track. The last month has been a big motivator that I am healing. I know it sounds repetitive but I am ready to run again. I will continue to say that. I am still having dull aches now and again but I have been told that is normal. The weather this weekend got drastically cold and I could physically feel my foot aching a bit. I’ve been told that is normal. Has anyone else noticed they can feel their bones with the weather drastically changes, or am I going crazy?
This month has begun to build my confidence. As I said on Sunday, it will be a long road to PRing and having any major confidence but it’s a road I’m ready to take.
My goal this month is simple: Build my base.
I want to run easy miles and not worry about time or pace. Last month I ran miles anywhere between 8:45=12+ pace per mile but I still ran. I enjoyed my running and I will continue to do the same. I am in a critical point right now that running too many miles with injure me. My bones are strong but at the same time, I still have a point that is weak.
All of that being said, I may sign up for a race. I would like to get a baseline and see where I am and where I want to go. It’s hard to create any goals if you have no idea where to begin. It’s also hard to pick a goal race with no base line. I have started to look at possible races in the future but I want to get a good sense of where I am right now.
I am hoping that 2015 will be my year of running. 2014 was a great year (life wise) but I am leaving the year with a somewhat sour taste with running.
Anyways this has been my most exciting training post for the last 3 months. Here is to moving forward and hopefully a more exciting post for November!
October (outside of working out):
Outside of working out, life was all over the place. Tim got back from a deployment and we had a great time going to Cape May. I ended up moving 50 minutes down the road (still in NJ). Work was another solid month and I’ve continued to enjoy that. I also went to my first blogger event, FitBlogNYC. Other then that I have truly been a boring person outside of the internet this month. I haven’t been stressed and I’ve enjoyed life. November will probably be more interesting because of the Holidays and more time to actually do fun activites.
Questions for you:
How were your October workouts? How was life in October?
When is your next race?