Training got real in August.
My long runs were longer and my overall mileage climbed higher than it has been in years. I committed to running more in the morning and that's what I did. I had an awesome race/long run in mid-August and ran some strong workouts. I also had just about the crappiest long run ever -- Sunday's 20-miler.
Sure, I got it done. But, man-oh-man if it wasn't hard.
I don't know exactly what it was that caused my problems, all I know is that the run did not work for me. I cramped after eating my energy chews and felt like I was going to throw up for most of the rest of the run. It really kinda sucked.
And it totally messed with my head. You know, in that why-on-earth-am-I-even-thinking-about-running-another-marathon kind of way.
I need a strong rebound run this week to help me get back on track!
While I work on making that happen, here's a look at my month in miles:
Running (miles): 143.1
Races: 1 -- the Clove Run
Cross training: ha!
And now it is September. The month of back to school. The month of soccer all the time. The month of peak training AND the beginning of my taper. The month before the marathon.
Enjoy the rest of the week, everyone!