I had a really great month for running. The best part is that I felt strong this month, and that makes for some happy running. I was rotten, though, and did absolutely no crosstraining. Again.
So total mileage this month was 130 miles. I did one race - the half marathon in Danville. My longest run was 13.1 miles. I hit the track 3 Saturdays, and my track workouts seem to be going much more smoothly than previously. I think that may actually be the result of cooler temperatures, but part of me hopes it means I'm getting stronger and faster. I've being doing combinations of quarters, miles, and an odd 800 here and there when at the track. Hey, I know! Let's just pretend I'm getting faster and it has nothing to do with cooler temps, okay? Denial can be a good thing, right?
So my months have gotten progressively heavier on the mileage this fall, mostly in an attempt to try to make up the ground that was lost last winter and spring when I couldn't run due to my injury. I'm happy to report I've caught up, and now I get to have a cut-back month in December, which is probably overdue. With the holidays, December is a good time to cut back a little on mileage, and I tend to do so every year. I need to get in 95 miles this month to meet my year end goal. Barring injury or illness, I should be able to do this, which would make me very happy. Particularly since I didn't meet my year goal to run a marathon in 2011.
Do you have any end of the year goals to see out 2011?
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