Monthly Recap

November Recap

Hey guys! Can you believe that November has *almost* come and gone? That means that December is upon us and before we know it, it will be Christmas (woo hoo!) … and then tax season (womp, womp).


Total running: 267.50

Workouts: Not much to report on the workout front this month. I spent the first part of the month doing nothing but easy runs, as my knee healed up. I jumped back into the swing of things with racing as soon as I was able to complete a tempo run. With a race almost every weekend, most of my other runs were just done at easy pace in order to recover for the next race.

2 mi. WU, 4 mi. progression tempo (6:30, 6:24, 6:21, 6:16), 2 mi. CD

17 mi. moderate pace LR (7:41 average)

8 mi. w/ 10 X 1:00 pickups @ 6:00 pace

Races: 3! Battleship 12K, Turkey 10 and the Turkey Trot 5K.

Favorite Race: I really enjoyed the Battleship 12K! It was fun to race an unconventional distance and I will definitely add this race to my yearly rotation.

Longest run: 17 miles (this was my longest run since August!)

Shortest run: 3 miles

Favorite run: My favorite run was Turkey 10. I like the 10 mile distance and I had a smart, well-executed race that day. The race itself isn’t much to write home about (super bare bones), but I always really enjoy running that course.

Rest days: 2

Other: I got one elliptical session in (towards the beginning of the month, while my knee was “recovering”) and I rode the bike a few times.

Tell me. What do you have on tap for December?

7 thoughts on “November Recap”

  1. You had a great month despite all the rest/recovery from the Fall. For me, December is all about rehabbing the IT band and rebuilding my mileage. I hope to be up to 30mpw again by the end of the year. It’s a far cry from the 50mpw I was doing, but I’ll take anything over an injury. Congrats on your runs and races this month- for a short month you had a lot of them!


  2. Sounds like a really great month, especially since you were recovering from that fall in the beginning. Nice overall mileage and some very strong races in there. Great work!


    1. Thanks for stopping by. I have built my mileage up slowly over the last 10 years or so. I used to take more rest days, as my body wasn’t accustomed to running as much. Now my training schedule doesn’t have a set “rest day.” I tend to take a day off once every other week or so. Instead of having a “planned” rest day, I try to listen to my body and take the day off when I feel like I truly need it and a lot of my runs are very easy runs, done at recovery pace. Anyway, I hope that makes sense. What works for one person doesn’t work for everyone, so it’s important to listen to your body and what needs.


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