August Report Card


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I haven’t assessed my month of running since November. But since I am halfway through training for my FIRST marathon, I thought I take a look back.

Here’s how the month went:

Weekday Runs:

Despite the hot temps, humidity, intermittent thunderstorms and many trips to work in NYC, I was able to run 3 times each week. For the most part, they were only 3 miles but occasionally they were longer.

Our local running club organizes trail runs on Thursdays and I did participate when I was in town. Though there was more walking sometimes than running, it was a lot of fun.

I was lucky to meet up with fellow blogger Cari during my trips to NYC. As in trail running, there may be been a lot of chatting and picture taking instead of speed. But totally enjoy our time together.

Long Runs:

I am roughly using the Hal Higdon Novice Marathon training plan and did my long runs on Saturdays. I am fortunate to have a great bunch of running friends to accompany me on most the miles. I also am able so far to vary my routes – Corning  Bike Path, Zim Smith Path, Delmar Rail Trail and Nisky Bike Path to name a few.

Total Mileage:

100 miles this month.  Woot! Woot!  I haven’t had this many miles since…. I can’t remember!

I am still behind on my 1000 mile yearly goal. But the important thing is that I am feeling healthy so all is good.

Races:

I love to race and had planned to race more than I did.  I DNSed on a One Mile Race and was away for a 5k.

I still did run 3 races – a 8 miler and two 5ks.

All three were on hot and humid days so no PRs or even course PRs. Grateful to be running and winning age group awards nevertheless.

Cross Training:

What is that?

No tennis at all this summer. Sad about that.

I may have hit the gym once or twice. (or maybe not)

I did walk a lot!! During those NYC trips.

I did go hiking once too.

Other News:

Despite all my work travel, I was able to squeeze in some friend, family and hubby time. 

Boating on Lake George almost every Sunday! The weather Gods were nice to me this summer.

A weekend away with my tennis friends, a few dinners out with friends and a day at the race track with a former co-worker. I feel blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life,

I also read quite a few books (train travel and Sundays on the boat afforded me the extra time). My favorite was:

Educated

Feeling healthy so Life Is Good.

(Fingers crossed that it stays that way until Nov. 4.)

Looking Ahead:

  • Half Marathon #38 (Surftown)  – September 8. 
  • Grete Gallop 10k  –  October 5.
  • Half Marathon #39 (Hannaford) –  October 13.
  • NYC Marathon – November 3.

Trying NOT to click Register on a few other races that I normally run. Choosing to do a Long Run rather than a race is tough for me.  

All in all, it was a good month.  

Adding in some strength training, tennis, yoga and more hiking would make it even better. (But I think I need to retire to do it all. Darn work!!)


There is a link-up organized by Zenaida and Kim (Kooky Runner).

Since today is Tuesday, I’m also linking up with these ladies.


I’m linking also up with Coaches Corner–Debbie and Marc.

Happy Running! How did your November turn out? Anything exciting planned for December? 

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4 thoughts on “August Report Card

  1. It’s very difficult to fit it all in when you’re training for a longer distance (no matter how much you do or don’t emphasize your training). You’ve fit in a lot — it’s important to remember how much we’ve done, not what we haven’t.

    Best of luck this weekend. Enjoy meeting Michelle & Kim, too! Fun!

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  2. Healthy, yes. So glad
    Sometimes I swear we do the live version of commenting — run group has scratched the race itch for me. I’d be worried about a four month race hiatus between Pride and NYC if I didn’t expect to be nervous no matter what. Want to get one more in, hopefully.
    Always glad to be part of your NYC adventures, so glad to know you.

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