July of 2020 might have been the most states I’ve ever run in in one month. It was a busy life month as I moved from New Jersey to California.
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Miles Run: 305
Range of Paces: 6:22-12:15
Biking Miles: 142.83
As I moved across the country, it was a lot of fun to run in different states and environments. I definitely saw a lot of sights that way. During most of July, I removed workouts and just ran easy.
Since I’ve increased mileage for the Grit Summer Challenge, I didn’t want to increase mileage and add more speed. Plus, moving across the country was stressful in itself. Running mileage was easy, but I didn’t want to stress myself with hard workouts too. It was more enjoyable to run easy and enjoy the sights.
I enjoyed my biking in the first half of the month until I had to pack the bike up. I can’t believe I miss biking! On my last bike ride, I had my first fall and although banged up, I was fine.
My favorite workout in July wasn’t running, but hiking 30k for my 30th birthday! I knew I didn’t want to run 30 miles or even run 30k and hiking seemed like a lot of fun. I didn’t really think about how long it would take me until we were out there though. It was awesome!
Now that I’m settling into California, the “real work” of finding both a house and job begins. I can’t believe I live here now. I didn’t expect California to be so windy. Where I’m staying (a hotel_ is about 50 miles from the Bay Area, and it’s windier than any place I’ve run on the East Coast.
One of the most exciting things I did last month was to launch my Guide to Running Shoes Ebook. I worked the last few months on it and I’m pretty proud of it!
Posts from the Month:
Endorphin Speed Shoe Review
Hoka Clifton Edge Shoe Review
Asics Gel Cumulus 22 Shoe Review
Saucony Ride 13 Shoe Review
UnTapped Nutrition Review
Tifosi Running Sunglasses Review
UCAN Energy Bar Review
Seattle Gummy Company Mocca Shots Review
When the 10% Rule for Increasing Running Mileage Doesn’t Apply
Running Isn’t Everything
What a Virtual Run Challenge Taught Me
Tips for Morning Workouts
The Argument for Building a Base For Running (Now)
In all, it was a fun but crazy month. In August, I’m looking forward to getting back to speed workouts and getting settled in California.
Questions for you:
How was your month of training?
What is the biggest move you’ve done?