I am pretty sure that November has been the fastest month so far this year. I couldn’t believe it when I realized it was already time for my monthly recap! And even crazier than that is how we are now in the last month of 2015! Time is flying.
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-I’m not planning on running another 1/2 marathon this year, so my 1:40 goal will have to wait until 2016. Although now that I ran under a 1:42 I definitely feel like it’s within reach!
-Time to get back into planking, core work, and strength training! I was pretty good about keeping up with it during marathon training but backed off during the taper and recovery.
-There won’t be a BQ in 2015, but I PR’d by 5 minutes and am now 6 minutes away from a 3:35! However, if I want to actually run Boston I will need to get a time faster than that.
November 2015 Stats and Highlights
Total miles: 120..still a pretty high month compared to most this year, but with the taper and recovery week it was lower than it’s been during marathon training.
Best run: This was one of those months that had really good runs and really tough runs. My last two long runs before the marathon were really good. Of course I was happy with how the marathon went. But I also really enjoyed running just to run, with no purpose or plan, after the marathon.
Favorite Non-Running Activity: I feel like I mostly just focused on running this month, but I did start getting back into yoga the week after the marathon. Hoping to continue with that during the off-season!
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Biggest accomplishment: Getting a 5 minute PR in the Route 66 Marathon, of course!
Set-backs and struggles: I think right now I am struggling with taking a true break now that the marathon is over. I am kind of not sure what to do with myself. Even though I want to do other workouts, it’s tough to change up my habits!
Things I’m looking forward to in December: I actually am looking forward to a break from training, especially not having to worry about long runs on the weekend! The holidays will also be here before we know it, which will involve some time off from work and spending time with family.
What were some November highlights for you?
What are you looking forward to in December?