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
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 was active each day in May and definitely got reintroduced to the heat. It was a good month, though. I ran 122.2 miles. I continued my streak of hitting 100-plus miles a month each month this year with 122.2 May miles. I walked or ran every day in May as part of the BibRave … More May Running Wrap-Up: A run or walk every day
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