June Training: Building Fitness
Last month was all about getting my mileage up for marathon training. t didn’t come easy either. Together with the heat, I’ve been much more tired. I haven’t run this “high” of mileage in a while. I am enjoying the process and training. Somedays are harder than others but I’m excited to have a goal to work towards.
The rest of the month wasn’t bad, but there was minimal excitement.
Total Miles: About 220
Longest Run: 16.8 miles
Shortest Run: 2 miles
Range of Paces: 6:20-11:12-untimed
Rest Days: 3 complete (several days I only swam)
Swimming: 7X (3000 meters each)
As I up my mileage, I’m not surprised I’m more tired and my racing times are getting slower. I know my body is adjusting to multiple things including the increase of mileage as well as heat. I’ve run more personal worsts then bests in the last year but that’s okay.
I’m happy with how my running is going for where I’m at right now. I’ve gotten better about comparing myself to previous fitness levels. I’m just plugging along in the heat.
There wasn’t anything too exciting this month, although winning the Indianapolis Half was fun.
Next month is starting the nitty gritty of marathon training. The plan is to get a 20 miler in the last week of July which scares me. I’ve run 20 miles before but never in the middle of the summer.
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Wanted to get out of my regular routes for today’s long run. I haven’t run around the Schuylkill River in a while (which is nice because I haven’t had to spell it). . |16.85 miles averaging 8:06| . The second half was faster than the first half and that always feels good.
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