June Training

It’s hard to believe the month of June has finished.  I think that is how I open each monthly training post.  The cliff notes version of June was I ran healthy and happy.

Mileage: 243 (the exact same mileage as last month…not on purpose!)

Rest Days: 5

Range of Paces: 6:08-10:55-untimed

Shortest Run: 1.75 warmup

Longest Run: 13.1 miles

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Races:

Scott Coffee 8k (32:44)

Woodbury 5k (19:40)

Flag Day Trail 10k (45:40)

Striders Independence 10k (41:21)

Thoughts:

I only did one 5k this month! I planned to do more but I chose other race distances available.  Despite none of my races being close to a PR, I enjoyed myself in June. June of 2014 was my last healthy month before getting multiple injuries.  In 2014, I got plantar fasciitis at the end of the month followed by a stress fracture in August.

scott coffee run 8k

June was a good month to me this year.  I have slowly been adding more mileage as well as keeping healthy and injury free.  I feel my speed and strength coming back, it is just taking longer than I would have hoped!

Pineland Striders 10k

I did the same amount of mileage in both May and June, however, my mileage this month was more productive for a few reasons.

1. I ran longer races.  The 10k takes twice as long to recover as the 5k.  I’m still recovering from last week.  I took more rest days this month.

2. Despite the heat, my paces are improving.

3. I’ve added a few striders and fartleks.  The quality of my training runs are much better.

July Goals and Races:

July 4th Firecracker 5k

July 11th: Belmar Chase 5 miler

Right now I only have a few races planned in July.  I will add more but I have to look and see what is available!

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Training goals: 

  • My main goals of July are to stay healthy, strong and consistent.
  • My secondary goals are to add mileage and speed work.
  • Finally my time goal is to consistently run a sub 20 minute 5k.

Questions for you:

Do you have any plans on July 4th? 

How was your month of July?