November brought a whole bunch of a lot of things. I ran my fourth marathon, took some time off, and now am getting back into running again. I didn’t really have a “goal” for November but to run the marathon, take time off, and then get back into running.
Miles Run: 150ish
Range of Paces: 6:34-11:15-untimed
Rest Days: 12
Medford Lakes Turkey Trot 5k (20:33)
In all, it was a good month of training. I met my goal of starting and finishing the marathon healthy. After pulling out of the Big Cottonwood Marathon because I pulled my hamstring, I was happy to start and finish New York healthy.
Now that the marathon is done, it feels like forever ago. I can’t believe it was only a month ago. My goal for December is to build mileage and to ease back into running. I want to start running and training for shorter races consistently. Although I said that last year, I’m hoping to get back into a shorter distance shape. I wrote a post about marathoning and why it’s not my favorite or for me. My 5k PR is about five years old now.
During December, I’ll focus on building a base. I had a decent base for the marathon, but I would prefer to be comfortably running between 50-60 miles. Then go from there in January (which…who knows what the weather will be like in January, I’m sure NJ will get some snow days).
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Questions for you:
How was your training in November?
Do you have any plans for December?