So how am I doing in my training for NYC?
Last month was a good month in general. The best part is that I made good of my goal and got to the track 5 times in June! And trust me, it was hotter than hot some of those times but I was there anyhow, sweating it out.
I ran one race, a half marathon, which was hot and slow if you recall. I got through it with just a few scars from a fall ;-)
On a down note, I took an entire week off this month except for a short 3 mile track workout. I have some excuses, related to a medical procedure I had done (everything is fine) but I don't like excuses. Bottom line: I could've run if I had wanted to, but I didn't---- and if I had to do all over again I'd likely make the same choice, because that was the healthy choice. So I'm letting that go. Month-end mileage for June was 95 miles, plus 5x weightlifting and 4x yoga.
Not bad. I'll get there.
Paul got me these for my birthday:
These are Vibram Fivefingers. KSOs to be specific. One of those things I wouldn't have bought for myself, but loved to receive as a gift. They make it seem almost as though you are running barefoot.
Because running barefoot changes your stride, you have to start with them very slowly to adjust without injury. So I've just been doing teeny little runs with them.
I have to say, it's fun. Like running as a kid barefoot. You can feel the sensations of grass and gravel underneath your feet, yet it doesn't hurt. And they are so light.
I don't think I'm the type of person who is structurally sound enough to run big races (like marathons) with these because I can be a little injury prone. However, they will be fun to use for shorter distances.
In July I hope to continue with the track workouts, adding distance to my repeats, and pass the 100 mark for my monthly mileage. Plus, I've signed up for 2 5Ks. They aren't my cup of tea, but they sure make for a good speed workout!
What are your goals for July?