Month of July Training:
Total Mileage: Roughly 150
Range of pace: X-11 minute (mostly untimed)
Run for the Hill of It
Cross-Training Sessions: 11 (swimming and elliptical)
Core Sessions: 16
For obvious reasons, July was a much better month than June. I was able to consistently build up my mileage. It’s only been 10 weeks since my injury but I’ve missed running a lot. I don’t have any complaints with this month of running but I would much rather be running consistently without hesitation.
My last few months have been boring but every month can’t be the best or most exciting training wise. Even though I know that, when you are personally dealing with getting back into running, it’s not any easier.
I did do a lot of Hiking:
I enjoyed hiking because I was able to get outside and explore without feeling hurt or injured. It was something my husband and I could do on the weekend instead of going to a race. I didn’t know I enjoyed hiking that much until this month.
Hiking Hemlock Falls
Getting Lost at Bear Mountain State Park
Going Back to Bear Mountain State Park (and not getting lost)
My Single Race:
I wrote about that yesterday but I’m pleased with it!
Thoughts for August:
I’ll continue to slowly increase my mileage and jump into a few races. I don’t have any races in mind but I’ll find a few. If I can successfully continue to build a base, I will look for a fall goal race. I don’t plan to add any speed work yet. I would rather run 40-50 miles with no hesitation, worry or pain. After that, I’ll begin adding workouts.
A Day in the Life
Questions for you:
How was your month of July?