I accomplished the second of my five 2019 goals in October — I ran a race on my birthday. Unfortunately, I didn’t meet that one last year because two races were canceled on my birthday. So, even though the Marine Corps Marathon four days ago was my slowest marathon, I was able to accomplish one … More My October Running: Lots of miles and a birthday marathon
I’ve been busy, which is why I’m finally writing my monthly wrap-up for September on Oct. 18. It was a great month of running! I ran 167.74 miles. This is my highest-ever monthly mileage, a little more than a mile above my previous record, which was from this February. I ran four races. These were … More I hit a new mileage record in September!
August was another busy month of running! Here’s how it went… I ran 128.25 miles. Getting further into training for the Marine Corps Marathon meant that I ran 128.25 miles in August. This was my highest monthly total since March. I ran two races. These were the Naylor Mill 7K, where I represented Team Bacon, … More Upping the mileage in August
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