I won’t be posting so much over the next week because we are at our family lake house in upstate NY/southern VT! So any posting I do over the next week will be from this view:
I don’t get much service up here so that’s the only place I can sit and catch up. I’ll do my best to keep up with everyone! It will be a nice relaxing week with lots of running and swimming. I brought my wetsuit to swim the lake and make sure I still know how to get into it for my tri on 8/9!
As for July, it was overall a good month:
- Total run miles: 213
- Longest run: 15 miles
- Number of races: 3
I went back and tried to compare where I was last summer versus this summer. It’s hard because I did suffer from a temperamental calf strain last year but when it felt good, I ran well. In terms of pace, it seems I was a bit faster but I was also training for a September marathon, whereas this year I’m training for an October race and my focus hasn’t really been on speed yet, just trying to build miles safely.
Today kicks off August, and I’ll be spending the whole first week of the month training at a bit of elevation and in the mountains. Last year, most of my mid distance runs averaged about 1000 feet of elevation gain and my long runs closer to 2000 feet of climbing. Needless to say, this isn’t a week where I am going to stress pace but increasing my aerobic capacity on hills and more base building.
I hope everyone has a great weekend!