Today marks the last day of training for July!
It was an easy four miler + intervals today, but I felt a little sluggish.. possibly because I tried a new route (which by the way, was a pretty neat one), and for the most part there was an incline.
THOUGH SLUGGISH, I conquered. I checked out my stats for the month, and I was ECSTATIC because….
I RAN 70 MILES THIS MONTH! …..Well, technically 65 miles… because of that one day of training I did on the elliptical (let’s be honest, haha). But still, 65 miles is a HUGE milestone for me. For a year, I’ve consecutively been running between 25-41 miles a month. I’ve ran about 20 more miles than I usually do in this month alone! I just can’t wrap my head around it.
To sum up, the first month of half-marathon training went really well, and I only missed two total days of training because of my vacation last week. I don’t feel too fatigued, and I feel that the training plan works because it doesn’t push me to do too much. However, I have been peeking at August and September’s days and I’m thinking…I don’t know if I can do 7+ miles in the morning before work… I might just get too tired! Because of that, I’m thinking of changing the training plan to running a max of 6 miles on a weekday, or working out 2x during the day: get a short run in the morning, then get on the elliptical or bike in the evening.
July was cake in my training book. August and September are definitely going to be very challenging months. Most of October is taper, so it shouldn’t be too bad…
Ah well. To end my log for the day, I finally got my mail (after refraining to do so all week) and saw that my Runner’s World September issue came early! Hooray!!!
Looks like I’ll be doing some light reading before bed!
Till next time,