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August Training

August Training

August flew by.

The summer flew by, but I’ll have a post about that another day.

August was a great month, and I enjoyed my life both training and not training.  Even staying healthy, I raced less than I have most Augusts.  In fact, I didn’t do a road race in almost 2 months!  I’ll have a summer recap post in the next few weeks, but August capped off one of the best summers I’ve had in a very long time.  Why?  Because I chose to make it the best.  Instead of doing the same things, I chose to experience things I never have.

Miles Run: Around 215
Range of Paces: 6:05-18:00-untimed
Races:
Underarmour Killington 25k
Rest Days: 8
Shortest Run: 30 minutes
Longest Run: 17 miles (longest time on my feet Killington 25k)
Workouts:

Thoughts:

It still feels surreal that August is now over.   To be honest, August didn’t really go as I had planned at all.  I was hoping to do more races, specifically 5ks but I didn’t do any.  Every Friday I went to bed thinking, this will be the weekend I race but every weekend something popped up.  It’s not a big deal, but I have no idea where my speed is right now.  I would like to hope for around 20 minutes or so. Now that I’ve run a hard half marathon in about 1:30, the internet tells me I’m more like in 19:24 shape (I just plugged it into the McMillian Calculator).

I was happy, I was able to fit the Killington 25k into my life.  It was a quick but nice breath of fresh air.  This past August was the healthiest I’ve been for several Augusts so I can’t complain too much.  It’s been difficult for me to juggle personal life (military life), with my own running but I’ve come to terms with that is ok.

I’m currently in the process of adding several races to my fall schedule.  Some of my favorite and several new races too.  I don’t know how long we will live on the East Coast for (I love New Jersey) so I would like to enjoy a few new to me races, and get back to a few, this fall.  I’ve slowly started to accommodate getting back to running longer road races.  Running a 3-hour trail race “just to finish” is very different than racing a road race to aim for a PR. To get back there, I have to put the time, effort, and of course the mental drive too.

Posts from the Month:

Shoes:

Underarmour Horizon BPF Trail Running Shoe Review
Hoka Clifton 5 Shoe Review
UnderArmour Sonic HOVR Shoe Review
New Balance 1080v8 Shoe Review

Hiking:

Hiking Shark River Park
Walk Out a Mile and It Down Pours

Running:

Running Isn’t Everything
Why You Need to Be Fitted for Running Shoes
Factors You Never Knew Played a Role in Running Shoes

Questions for you:

How was your training in August?

Are you training for anything in the fall? 

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3 responses

  1. Wow it does sound like you had a great August!
    My training in August really took a hit as I was away and we had horrible air quality because of the forest fires:(

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