September was my first full month following my mileage build-up plan. I started it late August. And, other than one week where I got a really bad cold where breathing was beyond difficult, I am very happy to say I followed it.
Even with the one week off, I ran 71 miles (114Km) in just under 11 hours. I'm quite pleased with that and look forward to doing more this month.
October's plan has me running over 100 miles. As well, I'm taking part in Syl's Challenge to do 20 minutes (or more) of exercise per day. Most days I do this, but there is the odd day where I laze out. I think as part of this I will also be taking on the challenge that Marcelle followed last month to do 200 sit-ups, 4 sets x 10 push-ups and 4 sets x 12 tricep dips every day. Those are muscles that surely need some work. Just completed day 1 of that ... at work, on my office floor - hahaha.
Last night I did 5.3 miles at a very easy pace. Ran by a movie crew filming which was kinda cool - lots of old cars and all set up to be very fall-like. After speed work the day before my legs were feeling heavy. But I like the challenge of running on very tired legs, they always feel better at the end. Today is supposed to be a running rest day, although I am considering running to a friends house for tea after work and leave Saturday as a rest day from running before I tackle 9 miles this weekend!
This weekend I will also tackle putting up the fall/Halloween decorations. We used to have a big Halloween party every year. I sure miss that. :( But I still enjoy the decorations anyway.
Have a great weekend!