Not only can I not believe it’s Monday again, I am mind blown by the fact that tomorrow is September. Like when did that happen? I need to change out my Lilly shorts for Flannels because September marks the beginning of my “basic bitch” season and I can’t wait to do all the stereotypical activities like wear flannel while apple picking, in my Uggs, drinking a PSL (just kidding I hate PSL, I’ll be having a peppermint hot chocolate).
But in honor of ending one month I’m going to link up with Erin for Weekend Recap, Tara for Weekend Update, and Katie for Marvelous Monday to recap everything that was/is marvelous running in August. Oh and tomorrow I’ll talk about my fabulous weekend.
211.2 miles, 7’58” average pace
I was initially pretty frustrated with this months running. The weather was hot and humid, and I felt like no matter what my legs were heavy. I had high ambitions for milage going into my week long vacation in Nantucket, but as I spoke about previously, I fell a bit short. I did run my first 60+ mile week which was awesome, but may have had lingering effects as to why it took my legs so long to get their mojo back. The last week has been a big confidence booster. Runs (long and short) are feeling a bit more fluid, and hopefully will continue to translate into faster splits. I still need to work on proper recovery and nutrition, although better, can always improve (looking at you vegan chocolate peanut butter bliss….)
8/24 – 8/30 Workout Recap:
Monday AM Run: 8.01 miles, 7’55” average pace
Tuesday AM Run: 8.05 miles, 7’31” average pace
Wednesday AM Run: 7.01 miles, 8’15” average pace
Thursday Rest day.
Friday: AM Run: 16.2 miles, 7’37” average pace
*I’m hoping to switching my long runs to Friday before work. It means an absurdly early wake up time, but it also allows for me to really enjoy my weekend and not be stressed about getting my long run in. Yes, I realize that’s absurd I get stressed about those things.
Saturday AM Run: 7.25 miles, 7’31” average pace.
Sunday AM Run: 5.4 miles, 7’52” average pace.
*Legs were feeling it. Kept it slow and easy. Also the humidity returned. Ugh. And I knew we would be walking quite a bit in the city, over 10 miles (what!?) so I didn’t feel the need to get any distance in.
Total Miles: 51.8
Average Pace: 7’45”
Looking forward to what September will bring and working on pacing strategies during a couple of halfs early this fall! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend and can’t wait to get back tomorrow and tell you all about my weekend and some pretty exciting things I have planned!
How was your week of workouts?
What was your favorite workout last week?