I hope everyone had a good Fourth of July!
Training wise, usually June is a tough month for me. It was an “easier” month because I did run but it was in the bottom of how months have gone. It’s hot, humid, and I’m not adjusting to the weather well. To be honest, I like the heat far more than the cold, I’m just not adjusting to the weather well.
Anyway, I did put down some races but none were anything to say: “the best race ever”. I had fun at each though. The Newport 10 miler being my favorite as I got to see my family.
Looking back I ran nearly all of these races at the same pace. Running a 5k and 10 miler at the same pace is probably not the indicative of fitness but the weather, course, and training all played into account. There isn’t a whole heck of a lot to say right now. June was a busy month and I think July will be as busy. While yes, running is fun and I enjoy it, it’s not the only thing I like.
Wasn’t expecting much today due to my lack of training last month. . Ran a 1:03.57 10 miler which is about 5 seconds per mile faster than my 10k pace last month. . So I met that goal and I’m happy with how I ran for what I’ve been doing. For second overall, I also won a coffee mug which is ultimately the best race prize.
The summer, for me, isn’t about grinding away at PRs, it’s about having fun. I don’t want to train hard because I would rather do that when I’m less busy. I like to be outdoors hiking or just relaxing as much as I like to be outdoors running.
Plans for the Rest of July:
We are already 5 days into July! Anyway, my plans are the same as June. I will run when I can and enjoy the process along the way.
Posts from the Month:
Hiking Bear Mountain in a Downpour
Questions for you:
How was your fourth of July?
How was the month of June?