September was the first month in a long time I felt like “running me”. Not me in peak shape, or me ready to conquer a goal race, but just LOLZ that actually runs.
The other day, I had a conversation with someone on base and they said: “wow Hollie I’ve never seen you in running clothes before”. But, the blogging world says the complete opposite or: “wow, Hollie do you ever comb your hair”.
It’s a funny thing, priorities change and running is always there. With that, here is my log for the month:
Miles Run: 150-160
Paces: 5:55-10:30-mostly untimed
Shortest Run: 2 mile cooldown
Longest Run: Air Force Half Marathon
Rest Days: 4
Workouts: 1 (45-minute tempo run)
I’m slowly building up my mileage. Most older readers know me as someone as who typically runs anywhere from 60-80 miles when I’m in peak shape and primed for a PR. I’ve been working my way up there but have stayed in the 40s for the last month. It’s been a good spot for me right now to balance everything between life and running. If everything progresses as it has, I do plan to continue increasing my mileage into the 50s next month.
Other than that, I’m feeling good about my mileage. Knock on wood, I’m healthy and injury free. My plan for October is simple: to continue building my mileage and frequently racing as workouts.
Running Posts from the Month:
Why a Running Streak Does Not Work for Me
Techniques to Help Recover Faster
Staying Fit During the Off Season
How to Build a Running Base and Stay Healthy
Altra Escalante Shoe Review
Questions for you:
How was your month of September?