What a crazy month it's been! July has been a mix of incessant rain and random, extremely humid, dry heat. It's been an up and down month for me and I didn't quite increase my mileage this month as much as I hoped but it's better than nothing!
SO- first week I was in Detroit and after that terrible allergic reaction to Bactrim, I was incapacitated for about 13 days so that took away from my mileage that I was hoping to build from June's 45 miles/ month. I continued my walks during that time so I had some activity!!
The third and fourth weeks I tried to increase my mileage so I would be ready to start my Detroit training the last half week of July so I worked my way up to 5 miles. One week was working through 3 miles/5K distance. The fourth week I worked on staying in the 4mile range at an easy pace.
In the last/partial 5th week of July,I finally have been been running in the 5-5.5 mile range. I am definitely feeling some soreness and pain in my shins and calves so I am thinking of slowing my pace down a bit until I can do my 5 mile base pain free, hopefully in 2 weeks or less! I am pretty sore right now even and wearing heels to work and other events lately hasn't helped at all but they look so damn good with my suits, etc!
I am hoping to start adding in smaller races on the weekend for training in the next few months so hopefully I can get back in the racing mindset and build up my weekly mileage!!
Here's to a wonderful, 50+ mile August!