It always seems like months are ending after they just began, but July did seem to go by particularly fast. It’s already August, and we’re nearing the end of another summer. Since I don’t race much during the summer, that means more races are on the horizon! Here’s how July went … I ran 96.92 … More July Running Wrap-Up: More running (than June, at least…) and more yoga
June was my lowest-mileage month of 2019 so far, but it certainly wasn’t a bad month. I ran in a lot of cool places, and I also got back into a regular yoga practice. I ran 82 miles. I realized with about four days to go that trying to get 100 miles for June was … More June running wrap-up: Less running, but lots of cool locations
I’ve surpassed the 1,200-mile mark during two calendar years — 2016 and 2018. But even though that means I averaged more than 100 miles per month, I’ve never had a year where I logged more than 100 miles in every month. So far, I’m on track to do so for 2019. I didn’t make this … More April: Keeping the 100+ miles per month streak alive
If I’d run all the miles I’d planned for March, I think I would have ended up with my highest-mileage month again. However, an injury derailed that a little bit. I took that I believe is the smart route and rested some, and thankfully, the injury cleared up pretty fast. Here are some other things … More March Wrap-Up: A mostly-successful month of running interrupted by a slight injury!
I’ve been running A LOT. I know this is relative from runner to runner. But during my Salisbury Marathon training, I’ve been running many more miles than I usually do. Since I also run a lot of miles at a relatively easy-for-me pace, I’ve been spending a lot of time on the roads and trails. … More February: Shortest month of the year, highest monthly mileage ever logged!
Even though we’re already more than a third through February, I’m going to continue my monthly wrap-up posts. Here are some things to know about my January running. I ran 131.67 miles. That’s a pretty high-mileage month for me, so I figured it may be my highest January mileage ever logged. I looked back through the logs I’ve kept since 2011 on Excel … More I started out 2019 with my highest-mileage January ever
I started December by hitting my goal of 2,018 kilometers for the year, and I ended it with my highest-ever monthly mileage. So, December was pretty good when it came to running! I ran 97.96 miles. If I hadn’t sprained my ankle (it was minor) at the end of the month, I think I would … More December running wrap-up: A race, a reindeer and a goal met
Follow @vanessajunkin Another month of running has come and gone, and this was an exciting one when it came to my total mileage. I ran 104.71 miles. Since I wasn’t really actively training for much other than to maintain my running for pacing the Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon this coming weekend, this was certainly helped … More November wrap-up: A month of hitting mileage milestones
Follow @vanessajunkin I would consider October a successful month of running for me! Here’s my breakdown. I ran 94.25 miles. Particularly considering this included an entire week off of running after my marathon, I’m happy with this total mileage for the month. I ran my ninth marathon. I completed the Freedom’s Run Marathon on Oct. 6. I … More October wrap-up: Started with a marathon, ended with a birthday running week
Follow @vanessajunkin The month of September was a busy one for me, when it came to running, racing and training. I ran my highest monthly mileage ever — 155.43 miles. In August, I ran my then-highest monthly mileage of 150 miles, and then I surpassed that in September with my total of 155.43. I ran … More A strong September: Another record mileage month!