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