When I looked back on my “Month in Review” post from September, I couldn’t believe how much has happened in just a few weeks! When I wrote that post, the longest I had run since starting to run again was 6 miles. This month I ran a half-marathon! I feel like I made quite a bit of progress in a short time, making this one of my best months in a while.
The highlight of October was definitely the half-marathon. I signed up at the last minute, and even though it was hot and hilly, I had a great time.
I stuck to running 3 days a week, which seems to be working well for me. In the beginning of the month I added in some fartlek and tempo runs. After the half I stuck to easy runs for a week. My long runs were 6, 10 and 11 miles (plus the weekend of the half).
I have continued with my strength training program which is two workouts per week. I’m already on week 6 of phase 3! There was one week that I traveled for work which interfered with my workouts a bit (plus I was resting up for the half) but other than that I have stuck to my plan.
I’ve pretty much been using my spin bike for cross training once a week. I am embarrassed to say that I think I only went to the gym once this month. (Twice if you count my treadmill run yesterday.) I almost froze my gym membership but then figured I may want to use it if its raining or something. The weather has been pretty decent so I have wanted to run outside. I also prefer to strength train at home. As for pool workouts, I have no other excuse other than that I have been avoiding them.
This month work finally settled down a little bit, at least for now. Also, I got a standing desk which has been awesome!
Here are a few other blog posts from this month:
How did you do with your goals in October?
Was October a busy month for you?
What is you preferred exercise for cross training?