Thursday, December 3, 2009

November in Review

Monday I woke up crazy early, feeling well rested, so I hopped out of bed and set out to do some yoga.  Mental note:  do not check facebook & twitter early in the morning because your time will be sucked away.  Before I knew it, it was time to get ready for work.  Grrr...  one small perk of sitting on my couch with my laptop was that I started to see the sunrise peak through the window.  It was gorg.  I stepped outside to snap a couple of photos in my pjs, because I'm just classy like that.  :p

So in a way it was a good thing I wasn't being all namaste'd because I would've missed this beautifulness.  :)

After work I set out for my final run of November:  an easy 5 miler.  It was in the high 40s, low 50s with almost no wind, so I took advantage of wearing my awesome capris and a long sleeve shirt.  The entire run I had Red Jumpsuit Apparatus--You're My Angel running through my head.  I may or may not have had the song on repeat for the last couple of hours of work.  Sue me!  The run was pretty uneventful.... 5 miles in 46:47 for a pace of 9:22.

1.  9:15
2.  9:28
3.  9:22
4.  9:19
5.  9:20

I always get excited on the last day of the month to look at my running totals.  Unfortunately, because I took 1/3 of the month off, my numbers were a bit low.  The big bummer is, prior to being injured, this should've been my highest mileage month eva.  :(  Oh well.  There's always another month!

Total Miles: 80.1, which is down from 115.1 from last month.  

Miles Biked:  87.72

Time spent: 12:21:07.

Total Runs: 12 for an average of 6.75/run.

Highest weekly mileage: 11/23/2009-11/28/2009:  30.1 Mi/4:43:43

Favorite run: My first run back after taking 10 days off.  It was just an easy run, but I was just sooo happy that I had no foot pain during it.  :)

Most hardcore run: 8 x 800 m. @ 7:18 pace.   I missed speed work the most when I was hurt, so this run was hard but oh so rewarding.

Favorite Race:  Technically it wasn't a race, but I didn't race in November.  So we'll go with my mock half marathon.  I hadn't planned on even trying for a PR in Dallas, but after this, I'm definitely going for it.  


J said...

I missed speed work when i took a break from running this summer too! You still did good this month even with time off!

Anonymous said...

Love the breakdown!

I missed speedwork and I was still running! Gah, no excuses over here....

One more week 'til the race, right?? You've definitely gotta GO for that PR :)

Jen Feeny said...

I love this feature, especially the runs you call out as your fav/hardcore/etc...

You can have speedwork! I was never a fan!

Great job overall!

Have a fab weekend!

Trying To Heal said...

you are a ROCK STAR.

Mica said...

Nice November recap!

The morning pics are beautiful!

(And yes, Fbook and blogs are the biggest time sucks in the morning.)

Heather said...

Good month, even with the break!

No Longer Using said...

yay the review!!!!!!

almost race day :)

RunToTheFinish said...

seriously checking facebook is a no no if i want to get out the door!

Jamie said...

Facebook is such a time suck! Awesome morning pics and great job in November!

Unknown said..., great minds think alike... before I read "beautifulness", I thought "beautifulness"! So jealous of your speedwork. I want to be strong enough again for speedwork...

Tricia said...

Beautiful pics! I enjoyed the recap.

Jayni said...

Hi there! I came across your blog and it's great. I am a runner, too. Can I ask what your job is (when you are not running)? I always love to hear about people's jobs when they love them. :)

Unknown said...

I love the pretty sunrise pics. And you are so right about the computer sucking away all your morning time...I hate when that happens!