Thursday, August 1, 2013

July in Review

Yesterday's track workout consisting of a 2 mile warm-up, followed by 3 miles of in and out 100's, and finished up with a 2 mile cool-down brought my July training to a close.  This same run also allowed me to set a shiny new monthly mileage PR of 181.66 miles!  I had to miss a few workouts or I would have been really close to 200 miles which I find crazy! 

The July Details
July 2013 stats

181.66-- running miles
0-- spin miles
0-- jump rope fitness workouts
0-- core fitness workout
0-- Pure Barre classes
0-- Fitness App workout
9.69--  walking miles
191.35-- total miles

Current 2013 stats
825.02-- running miles
67-- spin miles (3 classes)
19-- jump rope fitness workouts
1-- core fitness workout
12-- Pure Barre classes
1-- Fitness App workout
9.69--  walking miles
901.71-- total miles

2013 "to do list" check-in

2013 Running Goals
1. First and foremost 26.2 under 4 hours--enough said
-Toeing the line on Sunday, September 15, 2013 in Erie, PA.  I am still very pleased with my progress in this area.  I am incredibly thankful for my running friends that keep me company during the long runs!

Some company on my 18 miler

More of my running buddies that have helped me get through the long runs in July!

2. Achieve a second sub 1:50 so I can remove the asterick from my current sub 1:50 PR
-I didn't run any 1/2 marathons this month so the opportunity to achieve this goal didn't present itself. I did run another 5K this month.  I didn't run my best time but I did run for a great cause and managed to place first in my age group!

Lorain County Blue Foundation Team
1st place 35-39 age group

2013 Mini Running Challenges
1. Run 100 miles per month
-181.66 miles run in July!  I would say I nailed that one for sure!
2. Run 1300 miles for the year
-474.98 miles to go to complete this challenge.

2013 Non-Running Mini Challenges
1. Cross-train at least twice a week
-I wasn't very successful in this area.  I did walk 9.69 miles in July.  1.69 of them were as a result of estimating my route mileage incorrectly and having to walk home after 9 miles.  The other 8 miles I walked at Cedar Point this past weekend.
2. Complete a jump rope workout every day
-Not a single jump rope workout completed.  And...the trend continues...
3. Drink 50 ounces of water per day (based on my current weight, this is my daily water intake need)
-I did really well with this except for the weekend of my daughter's skating competition which resulted in me cutting my 19 mile run short at 17 miles due to being dehydrated.  Lesson learned.
4. Take my vitamins daily
-Vitamin taken every single day in July!
5. Continue to choose and cook healthier foods
-15 meals made in July.  Success!
6. Learn to swim...better luck this year
-Still looking for that luck and even talked to the lifeguard at our community pool.  She said she could help me.  Now to just do it before the pool closes in September.
I am incredibly happy with how July played out.  I can't believe it is August already.  Now I just have to keep up with my training and stay healthy so that I can be standing at the start line in Erie, PA in 45 days!!

 Keep running, you're simply the best, and you inspire me!!