Thursday, September 2, 2010

August in Review



Total Miles: 115.9  up from 102.3 last month. (Last August 136.6)
Total Time:  18:22:53 up from 15:55:59.  (21:09:52 last August).
Total Runs: 15 for an average of 7.73/run (slacker!)
Highest weekly mileage: 8/23--8/30:  35 miles
Favorite runThe day that running cured my crabbiness.
Most hardcore run4x1600 m. repeats.  Uff.
Favorite Race:  Urban Wildland Half Marathon.  Super fun course and new (by the skin of my teeth) PR.
Bike Miles:  72.6. The trails being flooded for 2/3 of the month didn't really help this number.
Favorite Jams:  La Roux--Bulletproof (obsessed), OAR--Shattered

Tuesday morning I set out to do an 8 mile tempo run with 6 miles at 8:01 pace.  As soon as I started my hips were pissssssssed.  They were still quite angry from the long run (yes! I should've iced bathed, I get it).  Once I hit the one mile marker indicating the end of my warm up and the start of the tempo run, I picked up the pace, and decided to tail some fast looking chica.  I was aghast when my first mile wasn't under 8 minutes because it..uh.. hurt.  It was around this time that fast chica must've started her speedwork and left me in ze dust.  And then we both got stuck because of flooded trails.  Signs from the heavens indicate that today is not the day for a tempo run.....excellent.  So I turned around, slowed way down and put in my easy 5 miler that's on the schedule for later this week.  Who says I'm a control freak and can't adapt to change?  Oh... I say that?  Very well then.....

I did 5 miles in 47:31 for a pace of 9:31.

9 comments:

Morgan said...

Love your "In Reviews" I totally gotta hijack a few of these elements for mine. :) Great job in August chica!

Andrew Opala said...

You have kick a$$ splits girl! And your distance is awesome ... maybe when I grow up I be like you - ya right

P.S. graphs are sexy!

here are some of mine: runningmanwannabe.blogspot.com

Emz said...

I love this!!

YAY for you!!

Awesome totals. Not sure about the graphs being sexy Andrew but..... ;)

Running Diva Mom said...

Great job!!

Michelle said...

Great job on all the miles ran :)

Evolving Through Running said...

That's a strong looking August. Well done!

I need to figure out how to work some races into my training. Actually, it's really nothing more than getting off my a@@ and registering for some. You do a great job of mixing races into your larger training plan. I need to take your lead.

Heather said...

Great month of August!

Zoë said...

You kick booty, Jeri!

Jamie said...

Very nice job in August! I'm slightly obsessed with bulletproof too :)