Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September Recap

When you are not practicing, someone else is getting better.-- Allen Iverson

Another month in the books. I logged 166 miles. This is my best month ever but there is good news and bad news. Which one do you want first? I'll give the bad news. I set a goal for 200 miles in September and I didn't reach it. It usually kind of sucks to miss your goal but in this particular instance I decide to not chase it. I created a marathon training program that didn't have that many miles so early on the calendar. Last month I pushed but this month I didn't push. I feel as though the long term goal of a marathon was more important than reaching a monthly goal.

One of the coolest things is that I got faster throughout the month. I've been doing speed work this month and it appears as though it has made me faster. Truth be told, I hate speed work but it has helped and is helping.

I did 30 runs with an average of 5.5 miles per run. I did 5 long runs(anything over 10 miles), same as last month but longer distances. Overall I feel like I improved. I took 7 days off and aside from a week when my knee threatened to throw in the towel, I've felt relatively fresh. In the immortal words of Jay-Z, "On to the next one".

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