# of runs: ...........12
Distance: .......... 100.2 Miles / 161.2 Kms
Monthly Goals: Never officially set one, but was aiming for around 130 miles
Time Running: ...16 Hours 40 Minutes 35 Seconds
YTD Distance: 843 Miles / 1356 Kms
YTD Time Running: 133 Hours 43 Minutes 23 Seconds
There are ups and downs to looking back on this past month.
* UP * I ran three of my longest runs to date (14, 16 & 16 miles). One of those 16 mile runs was in very cold weather and I survived. I can't say I enjoyed that one, but I did survive. The other 16-er was nice though.
* DOWN * Other than these long runs I didn't do a whole lot of running. It is NOT ideal to only do a long run on the weekend. It is much more beneficial to include shorter mid-week runs.
* UP * I did incorporate swimming once a week for this whole month. I'm coming to the conclusion that I really do not enjoy it. I will never be a competitive swimmer. But, I appreciate the workout and it's a convenient and relatively cheap alternative form of exercise that can be done in any weather.
* DOWN * While I did have a 100 mile month, I was really aiming for about 130 miles. I'm now quite short to reach my goal of 1000 miles by the end of the year and I'm going to have to kick some serious booty to achieve this goal.
Originally I had set a goal to run 750 miles this year (achieved this month - YAY!). Not long after I decided to revise that (I'm a woman, it's my prerogative) and increased it to 1000 miles.
Things haven't always been smooth sailing. I needed to average about 85 miles per month and there were some months where I hit 50 or less (May, July & August).
Now I'm in a crunch. Time is running out.
I have ONE goal for December.
Run 156.9 miles or more
Considering my biggest month so far is 104.5 ... I've got my work cut out for me.
I'm asking my friends and blog readers to push me. I HATE not reaching a goal. If I have to run in the middle of the night I have to do it. I CAN'T miss this. It's very important to me. Keep me accountable. Nag me. Bribe me. Beat me. Whatever it takes. I WILL do this!!!