Since it was 30+ mph winds yesterday and pouring rain today, still no journeys on Miss Polly. :( But I did get in a kick booty tempo run. I had 5 miles with 1 mile warm up, 3 miles at 8:19 and 1 mile cool down. Since it was freezing + pouring rain + pitch black at 8pm when I got off work, I high tailed it to the gym. Let's just say I already hate going to the gym. Not sure how I'm going to train for a HM in December once the SNOW comes. And don't even get me started on marathon training starting in January. :( :(
The tempo run actually went pretty awesome. I did have some soreness in my right ITB again, but nothing some stretching didn't fix. I tried to concentrate on really good form during my tempo miles and found that the pace I was running was pretty much my striding-out/good form pace. Good to know I guess. I did play around with the speed by .1 after the first mile came in way under the goal pace. Apparently the treadmill isn't very exact.
September in Review
Total Mileage: 101.4 miles (down 35 miles from last month which is fine since I did a mini-taper for the HM and took some time off post-race for recovery).
Time Spent: 15:42:37
Number of runs: 19. Only 1 less than last month.
Average run distance: 5.34
Highest weekly mileage: 35 miles the first week of September.
Favorite run: Probably the 6 x 400 m. repeats from this week. I love to do some hardcore speedwork.
Most Hardcore run: Other than the previously mentioned one, I don't feel like I've really had a hardcore run. I've been taking it easy for most of the month to let my body heal properly.
Favorite Race: Sioux Falls Half Marathon. You remember this one right? No? Ok...well I PR'd by 13 minutes (down to the second) and took 26 minutes off of my poopy time from last year. And I smiled my way through the whole damn thing (as is evidenced by the pics snapped!)
Also, go to Amanda's blog at Run to Finish for an energy bar giveaway!!