No, I didn’t have a perfect running month (and the month is not over and I’m sure I won’t follow my plan exactly.) But I did have a smart running month. Before I get into *my* month of running, how was yours? Join us for Tuesdays on the Run and rate your September.
So, why exactly am I rating my month an A+ when I haven’t followed my training perfectly and probably won’t this week either? Well, I did have one week where I *almost* followed my training to a T, but that was just one week.
I’m giving myself an A+ because I listened to my body when I got sick and scaled my running way back for a few days. I have enough experience training for long distances that I knew it was smarter to miss or shorten some runs than to push through and end up in a worse place.
All in all, despite a cold that continues to linger, this month was pretty amazing.
I’m on track to actually break 200 miles in a month for the first time ever.
I got in a surprise 20 mile run.
I ran my 5th Ragnar (3rd Ragnar DC).
My last week of the month is my highest mileage week for this training season. I’m a little nervous as I’ve already had to move a few things around. But even if this week doesn’t go as planned (I’m still coughing + we have a crazy schedule with back to school stuff), I’ll still have had one of my strongest marathon training cycles.
But, as I jokingly told my training partner, if I don’t rock MCM, I’m going back to my usual half assed training. Life is so much simpler that way.