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July Training Recap

Can you believe it’s already August?  No, ok me either.

July was one of the best months I’ve had in a while.  Not running wise, but life wise.  I had a kickass month. I got to travel to multiple states and celebrate my birthday running the hardest race I’ve ever done.  It’s hard to top that (literally because Copper Mountain was 12000 feet high).

under armour copper mountain race me running

This summer I’ve opted to just bee-bop around and not take myself too seriously.  To be honest, I don’t take myself that seriously anyway but I’m not training for anything.  My primary goal is to stay healthy and have fun while running.  It’s hard to PR when it’s 99% humidity so instead of forcing myself to train hard, I’m just relaxing.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m 100% still running but I’m not worried about pace, time, or distance.  I do workouts, much slower, and that is fine!  If you train hard year round, you’ll get hurt, a lesson I know far too well.

Miles Run: Around 200 but I haven’t been keeping great track

Range of Paces: 6:07-15:10-untimed (75% of my miles I didn’t time)

Rest Days: 6

Races:

Irish Festival 5k (20:25)

Copper Mountain 25k (2:58)

Thoughts:

As I mentioned, this summer is all about enjoying myself.  If you had asked me 3 months ago if I thought I would successfully run a 25k that went to 12,000 altitude, I would have laughed.  I have enjoyed not having anything on the radar but still enjoying the moments.

August is going to be a busy month. In fact, in the last 2 days it already has been. Life is going to get a bit chaotic but nothing I can’t handle.  I’m still hoping to go run the Underarmour Killington Race (either the 10k or 25k) but I’ll make the decision as my schedule gets ironed out.

Posts from the Month: 

Protein:

Vital Proteins Berry Blast Smoothie
Recovering from Workouts

Running:
What to Do When You’re Not Motivated
Brooks Glycerin 16 Shoe Review

Hiking:
Hiking High Mountain with a View of NYCHiking Indian Wells State Park
Walking around Belleplain State Forest

Questions for you:

How is your summer going?

Do you have any plans for August? 

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