Number of Miles: 114.43 Days Running: 16/30 Days at the Gym: 6/30 ( Pilates , FIT , yoga, lifting, and cross training) Longest Run: 20 miles Days of Speed Work: 7 (Tempo, Track, and Hills ) Number of Runs over 10 miles: 3 Number of Races: 3 ( Woodbridge 10K , Rock N Run , Newport Half Marathon ) Number of Rest Days: 10 (no gym or running)
Thoughts: You can tell that the marathon was the focus of September. The time I spent at the gym went down, and I spent a lot of time resting and running at or close to goal pace. I do wish I was able to make it to the gym more. My favorite Pilates instructor stopped teaching the reformer class on Tuesday nights so it has been difficult to motivate myself to get there. Between that and the start of the school year being so busy, I let my gym schedule slide. I hope to get back to the gym more consistently soon. Right now, however I need to focus on making it through the marathon safe, healthy, and strong!
Looking Ahead: October = Marathon Month! With only 10 days until the marathon, I truly plan to listen to my body and give it what it needs. October will obviously not be a high mileage month as I plan to take a full week off after Steamtown to recover. I hope to bounce back more quickly than I did last year after Philadelphia. Because Philadelphia was (is) so late in the season, the Thursday after the race was Thanksgiving and then the December holidays came and went. By January, I had a lot of work to do to get back into shape. This year, I plan to take adequate time to recover and then *hope* to get back into shape to run a few more races.