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October Training

October Training

Training in October went well.  I’m happy with how things are ticking along.  Well, I’m not in peak fitness right now, I do feel as though I’m beginning to turn a corner from my break.

Crawlin Crab half marathon hampton

Mileage: 215-230
Range of paces: 5:54-13:30-untimed
Shortest run: 2 miles with Runners World Crew
Longest Run: 13.1 miles
Highest Mileage Day: 16.1 Runners World Half
Workouts: 2
Both were 6.5-mile tempo runs

heroes to hero 5k

Races: 6
Run for Recovery (19:12)
Crawlin Crab Half (1:32.29)
Heroes to Hero 5k (18:41)
Runners World Festival 5k (18:46)
Runners World Half Marathon (1:24.52)
Haunted Half 5k (19:40)

This month I don’t have a favorite race as each was special to me in a different way.  

Runners world half festival me

Thoughts:

I’ve been slowly ticking away at both races and mileage.  At the beginning of the month, my fastest 5k since returning was 18:59, and in October I ran an 18:41.  While I’m not close to my PR yet (the last 30 seconds is the hardest), I am much closer than where I started in August.

Half marathon wise, I’m extremely pleased with the Runners World Half, and I could not have asked for a better race there.

What will November Bring?

November will begin fine-tuning my diet and working on the smaller things.  As most people know, I’ve been traveling for close to the last 2 weeks.  It’s been the time of my life, and I’ve been running, but I haven’t been working on diet and nutrition, and LOL at lifting weights and the smaller things too.  When I get back, I’ll begin fine-tuning the little stuff which will help get closer to PRs.

Running Related Posts from the Month:
How to Save Money on Races
Who Cares Where You Run?
Care Free Training

Shoe Reviews:
Hoka Clifton 4 Review

Questions for you:
How was your month of training?
What are your goals for November?

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