Running through August (234 miles)

August training
August came and went.  I felt like I was logging my first race back at the end of July and now the end of August is here.  After being injured since essentially May, I can say August was my best month so far.  I ran, raced and continued to build my base.

Total miles: 234
Range of Paces: 6:20-12:00-untimed

Rest Days: 5
Longest Run: 12.67 miles
Shortest Run: 1 mile

running 12
Donor Dash 5k (20:21)
Healthy Kids 5k (20:01)
Sunrise Serenity 5k (20:14)

Workouts: 2
2×6 mile tempos (average pace 7:16, 6:54)

Both tempos went well.  The first felt like I was dusting off the cobwebs.

A week later, I did a second tempo which seemed to go much better.

Favorite Run:
I really enjoyed a 3 mile run I did from Flying Fish Brewery.  It was great to catch up with my friends as well as enjoy the Brewery.

Flying Fish 5k

In July, I mentioned I plan to build my base which I did.  I ran when appropriate and rested when I needed.  I began to build consistency. I’m pleased with how the month went and I feel like despite the heat, my body responded well to the mileage.

Goals for September:
My plans for September is to continue increasing mileage and add a speed workout weekly.  I have a few races this month including RNR Va Beach and the Flying Fish 5k.  The RNR half will be a test for my foot.  In an optimal world, I would like to finish injury free and have no aches and pains afterwords.  The race itself is extremely hot and humid so I’m not looking for a PR (not that I’m in that sort of shape).  It’s hard to make any goals after an injury but

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Questions for you:
How was your month of workouts?
Do you have any fall goals?


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3 thoughts on “Running through August (234 miles)”

  1. I’m glad to hear August was your best month yet running-wise, Hollie! Woo hoo! I liked this recap because you talked about your favorite run, your goals, and thoughts. I like getting an inside look at your training. It’s always so neat and you have a great attitude about it!

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