It’s that time of month again – the last Tuesday of the month. It’s the one where we evaluate how our running/training went for the month. Join Marcia and Patty and me as we talk about the ups and downs of running through August.
I’m going to take a little different approach this month. What do the numbers show this month?
Number of states I ran in: 3 (Wisconsin, Virginia, and South Carolina. I just missed running in 4 as I ran in Colorado on July 30. Maybe I should make sure to hit DC in the next few days…)
Number of total miles: 131 and counting. I have 3 more runs yet this month. This is the highest mileage I’ve run since May 2016 when I ran 7 half marathons in 7 days. In fact, I haven’t run more than 110 miles in any month since then. No wonder I’m incredibly tired right now.
Highest temps I’ve run in: “Feels like” 105*. Unfortunately, one of the times this happened was the day of my 16 mile “run”. Yes, it’s in quotes because towards the end it was more stumble than anything else.
Longest run: 16 miles. It was one of the hottest days Virginia has had this summer. Probably not my brightest move ever.
Fastest mile: 9:46. Heat + marathon training means the speed I worked for this past spring has left again…
Slowest mile: Running? Somewhere in the 12s. But there were a lot of Galloway miles this month + a few straight walking miles at the end of long runs. I think my slowest (walking) mile was 18:00.
Days until the Marine Corps Marathon: 54. Ack!
All in all, August went really well considering how not well July went. My energy mostly returned after being sick, although sometimes it’s hard to tell since I’m so tired from all the running. September is the big month for me. Hopefully the races that I’ve added to my schedule (Ragnar DC and Navy Air Force Half) will help me get in the long runs in a fun way.
How was your running month? Are you approaching an A race too?
Don’t forget, we have new topics starting next Tuesday!
|Sep 6||Will your training schedule change for fall? How?|
|Sep 13||Best/Worst of Summer|
|Sep 20||Fall race schedule|
|Sep 27||Rate your month/year so far|
|Oct 4||Favorite thing about fall running|
|Oct 11||If I didn’t run… (finish the sentence however you want)|
|Oct 18||Favorite new running product|
|Oct 25||Rate your month|
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18 thoughts on “August running by the numbers”
I do everything slow & that includes walking — although in my defense, my walk breaks are MUCH faster pace than walking the dogs. 😉
Sounds like you had a great month, Erika. Happy birthday again & here’s to a marvelous September — cooler weather IS coming. Sort of unfortunately, since it also means winter is coming. 🙁
I’m such a slow walker. It’s kind of ridiculous.
I’m tired just reading this! LOL! I wonder if there will be any more marathons in my life? At this point, it’s looking like no. We’ll see what the upcoming year holds.
I have one more MCM after this to get into the Runners Club. After that, I may retire from marathons LOL. I’m so impressed with how well you are doing, despite the RA!
Dang! I didn’t realize you have such high-mileage months (almost) year-round! As you know, my “running” month was a walking one, but all is well….hopefully, it won’t be long until I’m running again (but, rest assured, there will not be any monthly century mile marks when that happens). Great job!
I try to hit 100 miles every month, even if that means a lot of short easy runs.
I love looking at your August by the numbers! Looks like a great month! My August was my biggest so far, 275 miles and counting! I just hit the beginning of my taper for my ultra in September, so it’ll start to wind down.
Whoah! 275 miles??? September is my big training month and I might break 200. I can’t imagine 275 – not sure I have that much time in my life LOL.
My month of running was great! I was able to bust out some great runs and enjoy myself. The only race I’m training for at this time is the race of baby making!
Nice! So glad I’m done with the baby making race LOL.
Wow, August was quite the mileage month. I hope you have fun at your races next month. I don’t have anything scheduled until RnR Vegas, but maybe if I could find a Halloween 5k in the area…
I have to have races on the schedule. I start getting twitchy if I don’t LOL.
Looks like it was a good month for you overall!
Thanks for the link up! I apologize for missing the badge on my post today. I realized it after I got to work. I’ll have to wait till I get home to my own PC to fix it.
Nice job this month! My August with a little lower than usual because I was suffering an injury for a few weeks period but I’m happy to report that I am nearly back! Feels good to be out again.
You had a great month! I can’t imagine ever running over 130 miles in a month! I’ve been in half marathon training mode all August and it’s been great to work on my speed. I’m still nervous to see how it’ll go in a couple of months!
Dang girl! With numbers like that, you can’t have anything less than an A+ for August!! Impressive! Good luck with MCM!
You had a great month for July. I am impressed even with the weather. Great job!
My mistake. I meant the mileage for August. 🙂