I run frequently, but I would not consider my total monthly milage to be incredibly high. I typically average somewhere between 100 and 140 miles… sometimes higher, sometimes lower. In August, I posed a challenge to run 200 miles. I fell short of my goal, but managed 160+ miles. In September, I posed the “End of Summer 200 mile” challenge and was determined to hit my target. It took a hard push at the end, which included 58 miles in the final 5 days, but I was able to surpass 200 miles and give a proper goodbye to the end of summer.
As you can see from the stats above, it was a busy month. I was pretty much running every other day with the only major rest being before and after my 38 mile run (read about it here). If I had broken up those 38 miles across the 5 days, it would have been an average of 7.6 miles per day. It could have also been three 12 miles runs with some rest days… what I’m trying to say is that you don’t have to include a really long run over 20 miles to hit this kind of monthly goal.
Since I have a half marathon this Sunday and did a lot of running the last few days, I’m most of the week off to let my legs recover. I’ll so a small run on Thursday to shake things out, but I’ll keep it a comfortable pace.
Don’t forget about the TWEET UP planned at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half in San Jose.
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What’s the farthest you have ever run in single month?