Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Month in Review: June

I’m a little late to the month in review for June, but better late than never right (I won’t mention what happened to May’s month in review). This was a strong month for me. The entire month I ran pain free, without any fear of injuries. I have been sticking to the Strength Running training plan pretty closely. The only thing I really went off on my own for was during the week of the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey. I took it really easy that week, and skipped the tempo (still ran the distance) the following week. Since I’m writing this more than half way into a new month, my memory is a little shotty of what exactly went down in June. This was also a good month because my long runs were incredible. I was a little tired in the end of each, but my body never felt stronger. In the month of June alone I ran 12 miles 3 different times. Something I have never done when training for a half. Normally, I would run 12 miles once, 2 weeks before the race and that was my peak. This training cycle (spoiler alert), I run 14 miles, not once, but twice. You’ll have to wait for next month (hopefully) to find out how that went.

Total Miles: 113.4
Peak weekly mileage: 6/20/16-6/26/16 29.2mi
Longest Run: 12.0mi
Average Pace: 10:12min/mi
Races: 1
Reno-Tahoe Odyssey 178mi Relay Race

Lesson(s) learned:
I’ve always said that I am not a distance runner. I was made for speed! While I still think the latter part is true, I’m finding my body can actually handle longer distances better than I thought. 

Plans for July:
Finish my training plan strong and injury free. Run a strong race on the 31st and PR!!!

Upcoming July Races: 2
Freedom Run 10k – 7/2/16
San Francisco 2nd Half Marathon – 7/31/16

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