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!


    • 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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