Training in September

September Training

Where did September even go?  Every month seems to fly by.

In summary: I had a decent month despite falling.  With the fall I added a few more rest days than normal but I’m healthy and that is really all that matters. 

But let’s get to the longer stuff:
Total miles: 248
Range of paces: 6:07-12:03-untimed
Longest run: 13.1 (RnR Half marathon)
Shortest run: 1.2 miles cooldown
Rest days: 8

RNR Virginia Beach 1:31.48
Peaches and Grapes 10k (40:)
Deborah Hospital 5k (20:07)
Rotary 5k (20:12)
Maple Shade Soccer 5k (20:51) 3.3 miles

Favorite Race: Run the Vineyard 10k. I felt strong and it was the best race of the month for me. run the vineyards 3

The RnR half is definitely a strong runner up though.   Before the Rock and Roll half, I hadn’t raced a half marathon in over a year.  Despite the weather being hot and humid, I’m pleased and I know I can build a better half upon that.

RnR Virginia Beach

Favorite Training Run: 
Wissihikin Trail Run in Philadelphia:
Tim and I haven’t gotten to run together as much as normal due to work.  It was nice to both have the same day off and go to PA to run in the park.  It was a lot of fun! me wisshickon park
I took a few extra days due to my fall.  September was my lowest miles age training month for a while (I’ve run between 290-299 the last few months) but it’s more important to be healthy.  I’m still beginning and ending the month injury free.  I do believe it was a lot smarter to rest versus try to run right after being sewed up. I have no regrets over this month.  September was also an extremely busy month for me with work, moving and life.  Luckily October will be a lot quieter!

I also missed a few speed workouts due to a rest week and then not running after my fall but surprisingly I didn’t miss any races.  I did get speed work in at least once per week.  In summary I had a decent month of training but it was all over the place.  I didn’t realize how much moving would take a toll on me as well.

October Races:

  • This weekend I am going to Syacuse, NY to race the Festival of Races 5k.
  • I will be participating in Runners World Race weekend; (The 3.8 trail run/5k/10k/13.1).  I have never done a bunch of back to back races like that so it will be interesting and fun!
  • If you need or want a discount code for the RW races!
    If you need or want a discount code for the RW races!
    When it’s all said and done I could potentially run 7 races in October!  The Runners World Festival is already 4!

    As far as training goes, I plan to get back into running speed workouts.  Now that I’m settled in my new house and healed from my fall, it’s time to crank back into the grind.  I plan to get back on track with speed workouts, races and easy runs.  Hopefully my routine will help build more endurance for some great races in November!

    I also plan to get more into core again.  I’ve mentioned a lot that I like the Nike Training Club App that gives 15 minute workouts.  I do that a few times a week but I would like variation as well.

September Related Articles:
The Summer I enjoyed Running
Fall Goals

Running Related:
Asics Quantum Shoe Review
When Two Runners Live in One House
How to Get the Most Out of Your Running Specialty Store
Stay Safe While Running

Questions for you:
How was your month of training?
Is anyone doing the RW half marathon in a couple of weeks? 

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  1. 7 races is a lot!! I would love to do the Runners World Hat Trick some year..definitely on my bucket list. Let’s hope that there’s no more falls for you anytime soon! Good luck this month!

  2. You had a fabulous month of milage even with those extra rest days added in! I ran the RW festival series in Boston a few summers ago and loved it! Wishing you the best of luck in your upcoming races : )

  3. I’ve said it before but I really wish I could have gone back to runner’s world this year. That was one of my favorite weekends and I was bummed I had to say no. You’re going to have a blast! I’m glad you healed well after the fall and that you still had a great training month regardless. Staying injury-free is obviously the most important part!

  4. Great job in September. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the RW event – I’ve participated in the hat trick twice in the past. It’s a lot of fun.

  5. wow – super month of training! I got in 223 miles for Sept. You managed more even with a fall. You are my idol. I hope to run in the RW race someday. Right now I just can’t afford the trip. BOO. It’s on my bucket list!!

  6. I am so happy that your last few months recaps have all been starting and ending healthy, that is so encouraging! Good luck running the hat trick, I look forward to reading that recap.

  7. Cheers to another smart and successful month of training! Have fun in the ‘Cuse this weekend. Is there snow in the weather forecast? 😉

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