How is it August already? July flew by! With activities planned every weekend and working out, I felt like I had zero spare time. July did end up being a good month for me training wise. I am feeling the strongest I have ever felt and running is enjoyable for me again. I still have no “A” races on the horizon, but I am okay with that. I am learning to just go with the flow for once.
July training numbers:
Miles Ran: 141.67 (up 17.23 miles from June- would have been more if I hadn’t have hurt my back)
Miles Cycled: 138.96 (up 91.59 miles from June- most miles I have ever biked in one month!!!)
Swim sessions: 5 + 1 OWS (I feel like I am missing a couple of pool sessions)
FGF classes: 13
Races Ran: 4
Ragnar Northwest Passage Relay (#1 & #2)
Exploring a "new to me" trail in Spokane that I drive past all the time
I ended July and started August with a bang. Last week was my highest mileage week for running since I was training for the Windermere Marathon. How did that happen!? An ultra relay is happening in less than two weeks so I figured I needed to log in some decent mileage so that I don’t tank. Most of the miles I have been running are easy pace, mimicking my goal pace for Spokane to Sandpoint as much as possible. I was worried about how many miles I would be able to log last week since I was still in back/neck pain on Sunday night (Muscle spasms are no fun!). Thankfully I was feeling almost 100% by Monday.
Week of July 29th-August 4th
Miles ran: 41.16
Miles cycled: 30.35
FGF classes: 3
Swim sessions: 1 (2 if you include my triathlon)
Races Ran: Medical Lake Kiwanis sprint triathlon (Recap coming soon!)
I am a triathlete!
(Pictured wearing the new women's infiniti 7" inch short tight III and the women's utopia thermal long sleeve)
My runnining workouts consisted of some double days to try and acclimate myself for the relay. I haven't seen that many miles for a week since probably April. I feel like I should be training for a marathon right now with these numbers. How am I not training for one?
TWO huge lifting PRs.
On Tuesday my split jerk went from 85#s to 100#s and on Wednesday I improved my 3 rep max in the deadlift from 205# to 220#!
Getting stronger every week
Couldn't have logged those miles without the best running gear and hydration. Thanks Brooks and Nuun!
(Pictured wearing the new women's versatile woven shorts)
This coming week will be all about getting in some running miles. I will also ride my bike, but probably won’t swim. Spokane to Sandpoint is in 11 days!
I need your advice. My weekly running mileage has ranged consistently from 30-40 miles all summer. I will be running 33 (ish) miles next weekend for the Spokane to Sandpoint Relay. Since that mileage is almost my average weekly mileage should I take the week off prior to the relay???? Throw in a couple of short and easy paced runs????