Running Update

August Running

What you see above is a thing of beauty – at least to me.  I have been using Map My Run for several years now, even to the point of going back manually and putting in all my runs and walks.  While this month started off slow – on my first run of the month I got a bee sting and the walk on the next day was short – I have been pushing to get back to a very regular routine.  81 miles is a top three month for 2016 and I have ten days left in the month.  Barring injuries this should be a record month for 2016.  I’d like to get a few more months in like this before it gets cold.  At my current average, I am on track for 855 miles.  If I can bump up that average, I would like to get in 1,000 miles this year.  It will take some work, but I think it is doable.  Very slowly my runs are getting faster.  This is the first time in a long time that I’ve had two four run weeks back to back. Along with several back-to-back day runs and my body is feeling stronger.  Currently I am working on getting my pace back down under a nine minute mile.  One run this week was at a 9:25 pace.  Today’s run was a 9.3 miler – the longest since June of 2015 and considering the distance it was a fast 10:05 pace.  This is the first time I have felt confident about running in a long time.  Even though the end of the 9 miles was tough – I am looking forward to going out even further next week.  I continue to press on!

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