October was quite a month! I knew it would be a tough one as it involved my peak weeks of marathon training, along with a bunch of other things going on. I can’t believe that we are well into fall now and the temperatures are really starting to cool off- and before we know it the holidays will be here! But I am getting ahead of myself. Let’s talk about October.
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-over the past several months I have basically said that I wasn’t focusing on my time goals for races this year. However, this month I ran a half-marathon and managed a PR of 1:41:58. This is still a ways off from my initial goal of sub-1:40 but it definitely gave me the confidence to know I could do it with proper training and a taper.
-I have continued to focus on strength training this month which was a pretty big accomplishment considering how much running I was doing.
-I definitely slacked on reading books! This was the first month of the year that I didn’t read at all- I just didn’t have the time!
October 2015 Stats and Highlights
Total miles: 216…I can’t even believe I just typed that! I have only hit 200 miles once or twice ever, in the midst of my Hanson’s marathon training for my spring 2014 race.
Best run: The Baltimore Half-Marathon- the recap will be up one of these days:)
Favorite Non-Running Activity: For my birthday I got a TRX! I have been loving using it for strength and core work, although I feel like I haven’t been able to try it out too much due to my training. Once the marathon is over I hope to use it even more!
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Biggest accomplishment: Hitting such a high mileage this month! Also, just getting in all my training runs even when life got busy. I was setting my alarm for 4:30am way too often.
Set-backs and struggles: I don’t think there was anything outside the normal struggles of marathon training. Some of my long runs have been tough, but that is to be expected especially in the peak weeks of training.
Things I’m looking forward to in November: I guess I’m excited for that little marathon thing I am running in 3 weeks:) We will also be visiting Rob’s sister, her husband, and our niece for a few days after the race. Then we get back and its Thanksgiving!
What were some October highlights for you?
What are you looking forward to in November?