Wow. October has been here and gone. Every month is the same story, and it feels like months and years are flying by. I knew October would be very busy and it didn’t disappoint that between races and overall life busy. Now I’m here just a few short days before my third marathon.
Miles Run: Around 250
Range of Paces: 6:06-10:35-untimed
Longest Run: 20 miles
Shortest Run: 1 mile
Rest Days: 5
Crawlin’ Crab 13.1 (1:30.03)
Heroes to Hero 5k (19:12)
Atlantic City Half Marathon (1:27.53)
The month flew by, and it feels like just yesterday I was back home in VA…but it wasn’t it was nearly a month ago. This training cycle has not progressed as I would have liked.
I would have like to be fitter at the end of the month and have logged at least a 1:26 half marathon but that never came. Weather is a factor, but my body just isn’t cooperating with running fast. My miles were quality miles, and I am happy with my effort level, but like anything, it can be hard not to compare to other years where I’ve run significantly faster by now.
Next month will log a lot of rest days. After NYCM, I don’t know the next time I’ll run again will be. I am taking 2 weeks off, maybe more. My body will need a good recharge to look towards the next race (I don’t have anything planned). How is that for vague?
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1:27.53 and 6th female. . I would have liked to have been faster but you can’t compare progression to anyone including yourself. It was windy but I negative split the race. It was over 2 mins faster than the last half 2 weeks ago. . Maybe not a harder day, weather wise, just a different battle than the heat.
In all, I’m happy with my month. You can’t force progression and for me, it’s coming much slower this year. I’m healthy and that is always my ultimate goal. You can’t progress if you aren’t healthy.
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Questions for you:
How was your month of training?
After a big race, how do you recover?