Having just finished the Marine Corps Marathon, my November running started out light. It ended with a week packed full of runs as I tried to hit 100 miles for the month, which I was able to do.
- I ran 100.15 miles. I participated in fellow BibRave Pro Angie’s 100 Miles in November challenge, which included a Google sheet where people could track their miles, blog check-ins, giveaways and a supportive Facebook group. In the last six days of November, I ran 33.55 miles to make it just barely past the 100-mile mark.
- I ran two races. These were the Veterans Day 10K and the Norfolk Harbor 10K. My time started with a 57 for both. I know I have the capability to run faster if I work on it, but I’m pleased with these times. The Veterans Day 10K time was my fastest in two years.
- I ran in a couple different locations. The new-to-me one was the Wye Island Natural Resources Management Area on the Upper Shore. I also got to run with my boyfriend, Mike, in Rehoboth Beach.
- I passed my highest-ever annual mileage total. Last year, I ran 1,342.07 miles, which was my highest-ever mileage for a year (I started tracking my mileage in 2011). I passed this mark on Nov. 24.
- I started training for the Atlanta Marathon. I’m running the Atlanta Marathon on March 1! I started training, although I haven’t fully written out a plan yet.
- Girls on the Run ended for the season. I was a Girls on the Run coach for the second time this fall, and the end-of-season race for the girls was the Turkey Trot 5K at the Y, which I wasn’t able to make it to because I volunteered at the Turkey Trek 5K as I always do. However, it was a lot of fun to be part of the girls’ practice 5K, and everybody ran in the end with the last girl.
- I did a lot of yoga. I went to six classes this month because my 10-class pack at Soul Yoga Studio was nearing expiration. It was great to be able to go so much!
- I didn’t go to the gym again. That’s OK. I’ve decided not to sign up for 2020. If I’m never going to go, I should save my money!
- I did go to a strength training clinic. This was offered at VP Shoes. I ordered resistance bands and hope to start doing some exercises at home (although I haven’t yet!).
Onto the second half of the last month of the year!
2 thoughts on “November Running Wrap-Up: 100 miles and more”
Well done! If you ran 1342 miles in the first 10 or 11 months, does that mean you average about 120 miles per month? So was Nov actually a lower-than-average month at just 100 miles?
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It was lower, because I logged a lot more during two cycles of marathon training. So that sounds about right! I had two of my highest months in the 160s this year.
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