With 3 miles this morning, I finished out October with 103 miles, which is my second most miles in a month, ever! The highest mileage I’ve run was in March of 2014, with 119. 103 miles this month is my second most, followed by 102 miles in February 2014, and 100 miles in August of this year. With 103 miles this month, I’m up to 816 miles for 2015, and right on track to meet my goal of 950 miles, and hopefully exceed that and reach quadruple digits, 1000 miles!! I need 184 more miles to reach 1000, which averages out to at least 92 miles for November and December. My last 5 months have been in the 80s, 90s, or 100s, for milage, so I am confident that if I stay healthy, I can reach 1000 miles this year!!! To reach my goal of 950 miles, I will have to run at least 67 miles each in November and December.
I started off October by going to Milwaukee to visit my sister. We ran together twice, and I was able to volunteer with her at the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon finish line, which was a huge inspiration for me to want to commit to completing my first full marathon next fall. I also took my second ever cycle class, taught by Kristen.
I had one race in October, the KC Half Marathon. I PR’d this race by over 10 minutes, and felt more strong and confident than I’ve ever felt during a half marathon. Running this race solidified my desire to complete a full marathon next fall, and I will do so at the same race next October. You can read my race recap here.
My longest run in October, besides the KC Half Marathon, was a 7.5 mile run in Milwaukee, with Kristen, on October 4. I ran with KC Running Co. 8 times, including 2 really great feeling speed workouts. I’ve been continuing to see the chiropractor about every 1-2 weeks, and I’m having marked improvement with my left IT band/hamstring and my right glute/hamstring. We’re making progress! I was only able to make it to 2 yoga classes in October; I need to get back to yoga once a week!
Looking forward to November, I have the Cliffhanger 8k tomorrow, November 1, which will be my first 8k (4.97 miles). Then, I’m flying to Las Vegas with Mom and Kristen to run the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas 5k and Half Marathon! I’m really looking forward to a girls trip, runcation, and VEGAS!
I’m going to try to keep my mileage steady to end the year with at least 1000 miles, and try to stay healthy and keep my ailments on the mend! Let me know how your October went, and what your goals are for November and the rest of the year!