Saturday, July 31, 2010

Going Loopy

Today marks another milestone for me as far as mileage goes. Although I was forced to miss a long run in the middle of the month due to my wonky ankle acting up I was able to stay the course and, with a little creative training plan tinkering, was still able to hit my monthly mileage goal.

The usual Sunday morning long run was done this morning instead, and it was a bit loopy. By that I mean that I ran three loops around my Easy York neighbourhood through Taylor Creek Park between Stan Wadlow Park and Beechwood Drive. The climb up Beechwood is long and steep and I did it three times, which was great but pretty tough. The whole run was good and tough with a pretty steady pace throughout; nothing speedy, but a good long run all the same. I ran a total of 28km in 2:41 and at an average pace of 5:45/km (9:16/mile). This was the second longest training run ever for me.

A short monthly review for July looks like this:

  • Ran 255.5km (goal was 244km)
  • Averaged 57.7km/week (goal was 55km/week)
  • Completed my two longest training runs ever at 30km and 28km
  • Weighed in at... who knows, didn't check. Feel good though. Still eatin' pie.

So, I am now over 1300km for the year and going strong. August should be a good training month as well, though with a long road trip vacation at the end it might shake things up a little as far as training goes. I still think I will be able to get all my running in, though weight training will have to take a bit of a break.

Hope your July was also good, and bring on August!

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Blogger FLYERS26 said...

continued sucess in August!
Keep up the good work.

August 2, 2010 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger Ace said...

Nice numbers! You have come a long way. I will eat a slice of pie in your honor! ;)

August 3, 2010 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Vava said...

Ace: Awesome, thanks! Hope that slice was worth it.

August 3, 2010 at 1:14 PM  

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