Where did September go? It’s hard to believe the month is already over but I think I say that about most months now. Training for September wasn’t perfect but it wasn’t bad either. I’ve gotten quality runs in which has been most important.
Range of Paces: 6:05-11:15-untimed
Rest Days: 6
Boothbay Half Marathon (1:29.50)
Air Force Half Marathon (1:31.12)
Cherry Hill Library Book It 6:30 pace
Dragon Run 5k (19:28)
Longest Run: 20 miles
This month didn’t go exactly as I had hoped, but honestly no month really ever does with running or life. There are always hiccups in life, training, and everything else.
I was actually hoping to be more fit than I am right now, my fitness hasn’t come back as quickly. My endurance is there but I don’t feel sharp. My primary goal is to start and finish New York Marathon healthy. If I can do that, I will feel satisfied. I don’t have a secret time goal. As someone who hasn’t run a marathon in a few years, I am treating it my first one again.
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I ran a 1:30 half today and couldn’t be more proud. . It was the hardest 13.1 for many reasons. 😵The elevation. 😵the random trails the race director announced with a min before the start. 😵no Gatorade on course (and I rely on it in this weather). 😵 They didn’t close the roads. . But it was $55 and they even gave out a medal (no T-shirt though). Ha…thanks Maine for the memories. . My first (mostly) road race since June so it was nice to get a good base of where my fitness is.
The first half of the month was spent getting ready for my husband’s deployment. He was gone for a lot beforehand anyway, and it was a whirlwind of chaos leading up to it. Luckily, we were able to spend time with each other on a couple of short trips including Maine and Dayton. The middle of September went by with no major incident, but last week ended up bringing more anxiety than I would have hoped or liked. (But really, who wants to have anxiety?).
My goal for October is to get 2, 20 mile runs in. One needs to be next weekend at the Crawlin Crab and I’ll figure the second. Other than that, I’m living a relatively low key, and boring life. I wake up, go for runs, go to work, go to diners and see friends when I have the time, and go home. People think bloggers have “thrilling lives” and believe me I don’t! I am looking forward to seeing my parents this upcoming weekend though.
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C-17s are big. ✈️ . With conditions in the 80s and humid, I raced for the day and ran a 1:31.12. . Most of my miles were around 7 mins and then hammered the back 5k with 6:50, 6:42, and 6:36…passing a few women. . Chatted, smiled, and trucked along. I know I’m in better fitness but you must race the day you’re given. Proud of this race like any other which is what the sport is all about.
Questions for you:
How was your month of September?
What are you currently training for?