# of runs: 18 (tied for most with June)
Distance: .......... 104.5 Miles / 168.1 Kms RECORD!
Monthly Goals: Never set one, but was aiming for around 100 miles
Time Running: ...17 Hours 5 Minutes 35 Seconds
YTD Distance: 743 Miles / 1195 Kms
YTD Time Running: 114 Hours 28 Minutes 13 Seconds
I am SO proud of this month. A few times this year I have set a goal to run 100 miles in the month. While just meeting this goal is reason enough to make me proud, the thing that makes me the proudest is that I did it sanely. I did NOT have to cram runs in at the end of the month to meet my goal. I did not skip a bunch of days and then have to run like a mad-woman. I didn't run in excess and end up injured and/our burned out. I just ran, regularly and alot.
My pace was down quite a bit this month. On one hand I'm not very happy about that, but I know the reasons why, and really, in the end it's probably another reason why I am not injured at the moment. I have a new running partner and she is building up her speed & endurance. From time to time I choose to run at her pace and I'm enjoying it. We've also done a few "fun runs", the night runs, and pace is not a factor. That said, I don't want to abandon speed all together, so will work on that.
There were also two races this month and both were run at a decent pace. Not my best pace, but decent. I don't have any races on the agenda for quite some time so I'm not so worried about pace right now. I have a few other goals in mind ... which I will post about tomorrow.