To get it out of the way, November was not really the month I wanted or hoped. After getting home from one of the best trips of my life, I got food poisoning. For the entire month, it’s taken a toll on me both physically and mentally. The doctor said it could last up to 70 days and while I’m staying positive it won’t, I don’t feel 100% 30 days later. I’m not violently sick, but I am tired, and my body has struggled to digest certain foods including dairy (something it never has).
Thinking out loud, my workouts and racing in November were slower than anticipated, but you have to run for the current fitness you’re in. Something that can be much easier said than done.
Range of Pace: 6:00-10:31-untimed
2X(6.5 tempo runs)
I didn’t have a favorite race but did have a favorite workout. None of my races felt especially good. To be honest, my slowest race, the Blueberry Challenge 5k) was probably the best.
My workouts felt better though. The minute I finished 12×400 at 6:00 min pace, I felt strong. I haven’t felt that in charge of my running in a while. Food poisoning has made longer runs a struggle (with the constant of the feeling of vomiting and using the bathroom), but speed and track workouts have been fine because I’m never too far from anything.
The first half of December will be busy for me. Ironically, tcloser to the Holidays will be less crazy. I won’t race as much, but that is only due to the limited amount of races in NJ/Philadelphia during the next two months. I’ll hopefully do more track workouts.
I mentioned on Instagram but my 2018 is to break 18 minutes in the 5k. I have been in that fitness before but never been able to run the race. I’ll do more track workouts and see where it takes me. I’ll definitely do some half marathons in the spring as well, but I do hope 2018 brings a 5k PR.
Questions for you:
What are your goals for the last month of the year?
How was your November?