My oh my, where did August go?
But seriously, I guess the fastest way to get through the summer is training for a marathon. I think the 2019 summer flew by faster than any other. Technically, summer doesn’t end up late September, and I’m running a “summer” marathon next week. But unofficially, it’s pumpkin spice time.
Miles Run: Around 220
Range of Paces: 6:07-11:15-timed
Rest Days: 5
Longest Run: 20 miles (Mt. Sneffels Half Marathon+7).
Shortest Run: 2 miles
Swimming: 3X (6000 meters total)
I had a solid month or training. I finally feel as though I gained “some sort of fitness.” Of any of my marathon training months, this was the best. That being said, I’m not anywhere close to where my previous fitness level was. I feel like I’m ready to run my marathon. I don’t know what the day will bring. It’s a downhill course, (my PR at NYCM is hilly), but I also ran the Pheonix Marathon (which was downhill), and my legs didn’t love that.
I’ve done more downhill miles in preparation. I’m also not in as good of shape as NYCM. So whatever happens, happens. My goal has always been to make it to the start and finish line healthy. I don’t have a time goal but a goal to finish healthy.
I wanted to swim more, but I didn’t have the time nor the energy. After my marathon, I’m looking forward to resting and getting in the pool more.
Other then that, it was a good month of both life and running. I might not be running close to PRs, but I’m healthy and injury-free, which is a lot more than I can say for several Augusts.
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Questions for you:
How was your month of training?
Do you have a goal race this fall?