October Recap

Hello! Happy Monday!

Can you believe that tomorrow is the first day of November?! November always has a way of prompting feelings of thankfulness and I am looking forward to a month of positivity and thoughts of gratitude.

MONTH RECAP: October

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The cotton fields are in full bloom!

Total running: 241 miles

Workouts: I’d say it was a decent month of workouts, especially considering that I missed an entire week of running altogether. #TrackTuesday seems to be a fairly regular occurrence these days and I’m loving it!

3 mi. WU, 4 mi. LT tempo (6:44, 6:18, 6:18, 6:31), 1.75 mi. CD

2 mi. WU, 3 X 1 mile (6:36, 6:27, 6:33), 2 mi. CD

16 mile moderate pace LR (avg. 8:09 for 1st 8 & avg. 7:22 for 2nd 8)

2 mi. WU, 20 X 200 (40, 42, 41, 40, 40, 40, 41, 40, 40, 41, 40, 41, 40, 40, 41, 41, 41, 41, 38, 37), 3 mi. CD

2 mi. WU, 8 X 400 (91, 92, 91, 90, 90, 91, 89, 89), 3 mi. CD

Races: 3 this month. A 5K, 10K & Half Marathon. So very balanced! I also missed two 5Ks that I was originally planning to do, but it’s no biggie. There are plenty more races to be run (thankfully). One of the races that I missed was a Halloween themed costume race and Jessica, Rebecca and I were going to go as “three blind mice.”

Three blind mice. Three blind mice.
See how they run. See how they run.

It would’ve been fun, but hopefully we can make it happen next year (I’m going to hold on to our costumes :)).

Favorite Race: I really enjoyed the Shrimp Festival 10K in Orange Beach. The course was great, the entire race was very well organized, I got a 10K PR & ran with friends. It’s hard to beat that!

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Longest run: 16 miles

Shortest run: 2.75 miles (the pre-race warm up that ended rather abruptly). Oh, I almost forgot to tell y’all, but I went back to the scene of the “incident” to check it out and discovered this major crack in the sidewalk. Crack kills!

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Favorite run: The Comeback Run! Daniel and I decided to make a joint comeback (he had been off for 10 days and I had been off for 7 days). We did 3 miles together and it was glorious! His foot bothered him a little bit and my knee was still a tad sore, but for the most part we were just happy to be running.

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Rest days: 7

Other: I finally have some cross-training to report! I went to the gym a few times during my “injury recovery” and successfully mastered the art of the elliptical. I don’t hate it (as long as I have music, TV or a book (or possibly all three) to distract me). I must have the distractions though.

I’ve got a few races coming up in November that I’m excited about. A 10K (possibly (this one is still TBD based on how my knee is cooperating)), a 10 miler and a 5K on Thanksgiving Day (an appropriately named and timed Turkey Trot (as opposed to our other mid-October local Turkey Trot)).

What races do you have coming up?

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