Usually I look forward to the start of a new month because it feels like a fresh start. A chance to get back on track and start over. A nice clean slate. Not this month.
Now, I don’t want to let my ego get too big, but I feel like I’ve been killing it this summer! I don’t want a fresh start, I want to keep the ball rolling!
In July I surprised myself by running my first 200 mile month (200.25 to be exact). Although my long runs weren’t quite what I wanted them to be, I had a couple of really solid tempo runs and my training volume was way up (May and June each had about 150 miles).
In August I ran a total of 213.15 miles (that 0.15 is totally important, right?). I got my long run up to 20 miles including running the last 5 at goal MP. My average distance per run is in the double digits (213 miles, 21 runs). My yearly mileage is up over 1000. I’ve even lost the 5ish pounds I gained while injured last fall.
I definitely do not want a fresh start. I want to make September my third consecutive month of 200+ miles. I want to take all of the hard work and training from the past couple months and start seeing some awesome race results.
I want a sub 1:45 half Let’s try not to talk about that! I want to run my first marathon!
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At the same time, I am tired of the hour+ runs almost every day of the week. I’m tired of getting up at 5:30 on Saturday AND Sunday so I can run before it is a million degrees out. I’m definitely looking forward to the cutting back and relaxing in November and December. But right now looking back at just how hard I have been working this year is making me so excited that race season is finally (almost) here!