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.
How was your month? Are you getting close to your goal fall race?
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