June was a great month for many reasons… beautiful running weather, boating, runs with friends and races.
Here’s how the month went:
I was able to run at least 3 times outdoors most weeks which is great because I HATE the treadmill.
I ran many times while on working in NYC. I also ran while working in Rochester. I even ran local a few times. My weekday runs were usually around 3-4 miles (occasionally more and occasionally less).
Boating and work have sometimes made it tough to get in my weekend long runs. I added some miles to one 5K, I ran 3 long runs with friends and will end the month with a 15K race. I must say that this month was better than most for long runs. (Too bad I’m not training for a half.)
I only ran 62.5 miles so far this month (I will run more by the end of the month.) I think I am way behind on my 1000 mile yearly goal. The important thing is that I am feeling healthy so all is good.
I had several races on my schedule this month. I ran my favorite 5k, Freihofer Run for Women and had a course PR. I ran 2 races in Brooklyn while scheduled in NYC for work. In the PPTC Summer Speed Series #2 5k, I beat last month’s time and won my age group. At the Ice Cream Social 5k, I had a course PR (same course as the PPTC races) and won my age group. I plan to run the Adirondack Race to the Lakes 15k on Saturday.
I actually played tennis outdoors once this month.
I even worked out twice at the gym. (I just use the arm machines.)
I did walk at lunch once or twice. But working in NYC does get me a lot of steps.
Despite all my work travel, I was able to squeeze in some friend and hubby time. These are usually spent with dinners in a restaurant.
We have taken our boat out on the lake every weekend but one!!! Woo Hoo!!
The Freihofer Training Challenge ended but I hope to run into my friends at races or on Saturdays. They have a group run at Peeples Island State Park on Saturdays so I may squeeze in some runs there, as well.
I feel very lucky to have a wonderful group of friends to run and brunch with on Saturdays!
Feeling healthy so Life Is Good.
Half Marathon #32 is not until September 23.
But I do have some shorter races planned .
This is my list so far for the next 2 months:
- 7-08-18 – Saratoga Springs 5k?
- 7-21-18 – Silks & Satins 5k
- 8-04-18 – 1st Monster Mountain 10k?
8-11-18 – Camp Chingachgook Challenge 10k or Half Marathon?NYC trip to see my Russian friend
- 8-11-18 – Governor’s Island 5k or 10K?
- 8-18-18 – Jailhouse Rock 5k?
- 8-22-18 – Hump Day 5k
I am linking to Deb at DebRuns for her June Race Linkup:
I’m linking up with these wonderful ladies:
My Topic is: Give your running month a letter grade.
I’d say overall an A
Despite the work travel, I did my best to get in my weekday runs in. I also did better with weekend long runs (since my races were often during the week.) I did play tennis once and went to the gym twice. I ran 3 shorter races and had course PRs in two of them. I also won an age group award in TWO of the races. I intend to finish an inaugural (hilly) 15K race.