Thursday, October 8, 2009

Break. Stats. News.

I'm enjoying my training break this week, for sure. Running only as often, as long and as fast as I feel like running. So basic. So freeing.

Still working hard on not obsessing on what's next and what I did wrong in the last race. It's hard not to think about those things but I'm in active Block Out Those Thoughts mode. I will allow myself a little look back, however, to recap September's running since I forgot to do it last week.

September stats:

Running (miles): 100.2
Cross-training (sessions): 1

September was my highest mileage month yet this year. Yahoo! But, one cross-training session? One?!? Jeez, no wonder my arms were feeling weak during my race!

I was pleased with how good my body felt during my race training. Overall, my plan was a smart one (I still believe this); I just failed on race day. Can't blame the plan. I know! Slipping back into Those Thoughts! I'm done...

Hopefully, my October mileage will be about the same as my September mileage and I'll have a few more cross-training sessions in there. These arms need some work!

In other news . . .

I just became the Albany Running Examiner! So far, I've written a whopping one article. But there will be more. Soon. I promise. In the mean time, you can check me out here.

It's almost the weekend -- woo hoo!

~ Felice

17 comments:

Manderz said...

Congrats - I'll be sure to check your article out!

I look forward to not being in training. I am so excited that I dont have to get up at the crack of dawn this saturday! It's the first time in MONTHS!

Mel said...

I've had the same thoughts about trying not to obsess with what's next. What to do now? That's neat that you are a writer. I will have to check it out:)

sian-girlgetstrong said...

I have to come over here and let you know how much I enjoy getting your emails in my in box-been really enjoying your running journey!

J said...

Great job on the mileage!! That is so cool you are the Albany Running Examiner!

Running, kind of. said...

Good mileage! Good luck with this month and more x-training!!!

On my way to check out your writing! Super cool!
Amanda

Roisin said...

You know, I'm looking forward to the same thing when I'm done with this marathon! And I think you said it so well...running only for as long and as far as I want. Brilliant!

joyRuN said...

Nice mileage!

Running Examiner sounds super cool :)

Marci said...

Wow congrats on your writer appointment!! Very cool!

X-Country2 said...

You're like Carrie Bradshaw. :o)

The Laminator said...

Wow...you run AND you write! So multi-talented. Love it.
Enjoy your mini-running break.

Oz Runner said...

nice mileage in September....enjoy the break!

D10 said...

Glad you are enjoying you break. Very cool about being the running examiner.

Marlene said...

Freedom running - I love it!

Congrats on the article (and position). Good stuff!

Denise said...

I did that during a cut back week when I was struggling to get into my runs. it really helped to run care free.

Diana said...

Congrats on teh article!
Great that you're taking the pressure off! At the end of the day, you still need to LIKE running, right :)

lindsay said...

congrats on the mileage and writing gig!

glad you are enjoying your break from formal-running. i must admit, i am looking forward to my own upcoming break!

Lara Robinson said...

Congrats on your writing job! That's terrific. How much fun that you can write, run, and get paid for your hobby?!?!? Go to it, girl!

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