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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mileage for October

Well, October was both eventful ... and uneventful.

I finished a marathon at the beginning of the month and set a PR by 25 minutes. At the end of the month, I finished a half marathon and earned a PR by over one minute. This was my first time going sub-two hours in a half since racing at the Disney Princess Half Marathon this past March. I was also able to run consistent, low miles and still log over 100 miles again this month. Huge success.

On the down side, I was exhausted from marathon training and followed absolutely NO training plan this month. My only "long" run between the two races was a six miler on the treadmill. This was my second lowest mileage month for the year. With no training program and Halloween candy in the house, I have gained about five pounds. I feel exhausted, slow, icky and bloated.

How will I fix this for November?!
  • Develop a modest training program for the month and post it somewhere visible -- CHECK
  • Get rid of the tempting Halloween candy and let the kids pick out their favorites -- CHECK
  • Hop on the scale, record the number, and realize that the number is only going down from here -- CHECK

October: 105.9
September: 132.1
August: 158.9
July: 150.5
June: 101.8
May: 163.9
April: 145.2
March: 115.9
February: 116.7
January: 132.5

Total for 2010: 1,323.3

Miles 'til 1,400 mileage goal: 76.7

1 Long Run in October: 13.1 miles

Apparently, I'm not the only one exhausted this month.

11 comments:

  1. Um, don't forget you were also sick part of October! You used a lot of energy getting yourself feeling well again, so don't beat yourself up too much on the lack of training plan.

    Cute picture of your son!!!

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  2. sounds like you've got a good plan!
    That picture is so cute!!!! wow, he must have been tired.

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  3. So cute! I can't believe how sometimes kicks just zonk out like that! love it!
    Great October...PR's are great! ;)

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  4. I am impressed. You are so very photogenic! Love the pics. Maybe I didn't look close enough, but what races do you have planned coming up? If you would like a few suggestions, email me. I am the on the committee for the Icebreaker Indoor Marathon & Half Marathon. Perhaps that could be on yoru list. It is tons more fun than it sounds, believe me.

    I am also the race director for a kids marathon over the summer. Maybe the little ones would like to earn a marathon medal of their own next year?

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  5. I totally feel you on the Halloween candy! Ugh. Congrats on PR'ing! That's awesome!! Good luck with your new plan! :0)

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  6. I totally agree about October...just an off month for me too! It sounds like you have a great plan of attack for this month! Great idea to place your weight in a visible place...although that would require that I tell my husband my actual weight!

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  7. What a great idea for the Halloween candy!
    And that last picture is darling. Too cute!

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  8. sounds like a good plan! The photo is too cute!

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  9. I'm so impressed by your 2010 mileage thus far!! I got into running late this year, so I want to follow your lead next year!

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  10. You've done such a great job this year. You should be super proud!

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