It’s hard to believe another month is down. August was about the same as July. It was a great training month and I made it through the toughest month (for me) without getting injured. Normally I either burn out or get injured in August…but for the last two Augusts I was also training for a marathon (NYCM and Wineglass which I DNS).
I believe my body is beginning to absorb track workouts for the 5ks and I will see the benefits in the fall.
Total mileage: 292
Range of paces: 5:53-12:13-untimed
Longest Run: 15
Shortest Run: 1.23 warmup
Despite not having a standout race I really enjoyed the Belmar Chase. It was a great to race with so many people as well as get out of South Jersey for a race!
Number of Rest Days: 5
Best Training Run:
My favorite training run was the ladder workout I did with Tim a few weeks ago. It was:
I felt really good and it was the first workout that I realized I enjoy going to the track!
Thoughts for the month:
During August I normally realize I did too much and one of two things happen: I either burnout or I get injured.
I am happy to report neither of those happened. I believe it’s because I focused on shorter distances and didn’t run 20 mile long runs through the summer. It is not the right move for me right now! In August I trained consistently and smart.
I’m slowly making progress towards my goals. Slow and steady wins the injury free race. I am currently writing an entire summer training recap post because honestly it was the best summer of training in a very long time. I trained happy and most importantly I stayed healthy and enjoyed running!
September will be the busiest month in general for me. There are a lot of race I want to do, however, moving will take precedence. I want to continue racing as much as possible but I think next month I’ll have to skip a weekend or two! (Insert ten sad emoji faces). I’ll still continue speed workouts to keep progressing towards my goals.
Questions for you:
How was your August training?
Are you ready for fall? Do you have any fall goal races?