Thursday, October 3, 2013

Month In Review: September 2013

Well, to say September was a crazy month would be a massive understatement! After spending the majority of the month at work on a huge trial (including weekends and nights), I ended up missing/skipping 3 runs in the entire month.  I know that isn't ideal but I feel like I did the best I could with everything I had going on in September.  Otherwise, September was a pretty fantastic month for me, for running and non-running reasons.

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I didn't really reach my goal of another 100 miles in the month but I feel content with the 77.4 miles I did complete! I feel like I worked more on my speed in September even though I had to skip out on some of my training runs.  Right now, I am at a really great pace so I hope I can keep it up in 18 days when I am running into Canada and back into Detroit!

The first week of September was pretty much standard and I got through my runs except my weekend 'long' run but no big deal, it was only a 5-6miler.

The second week was pretty great run-wise.  I got my long run of 9 miles done and I increased my speed since my previous 'long' run.

The third week was when my training went to shit.  I missed a short run due to late night trial prep at work and skipped my weekend long run since I was mentally/physically exhausted from the trial and not sleeping and being out of town didn't help with my motivation to run on the weekend!

The fourth week was probably my best showing for September. I had two great 'short' runs during the week last week and even though I delayed my weekend 'long run' (um hello, 10 miles sounds so daunting when it's been nearly 5 months since my last double digit run) to the last day of the month! I'm glad I got it done and all my speed work has been paying off! Check out my stats from my last September run!

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All in all, September was a good month running.  I learned so much at work second charing the trial last month and had a lot of fun in life outside of work and running so I would say September was a success! I have about 17 days until my race, hopefully I can make to the end of the race in one piece!!

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