Wednesday, September 1, 2010

August

It may be the first of September but it still feels like August here! All week we have been experiencing a heat wave!!

Last night I finished off August with another tough workout with the running club. After a warm up on the trails, we did 1000m at tempo pace as a group and then split up. I headed off with two other women to do 4x1 mile repeats. We decided to do the repeats on a loop at the park that is about 1200m long but has some rolling hills. Thankfully the other women had garmins otherwise I would not have known when we had reached a mile.

My legs felt dead after the first mile and I wondered how I was going to complete the whole workout. The rolling hills of the course did not help much in my pace and I was wishing we were at the track!

4x1 miles with 1 min rest in between
7:05, 7:15, 7:29, 7:41

With last nights workout I finished August with 119.7 miles!! That is the most mileage I have ever run in one month! I was surprised with myself that I was able to increase from 20 miles a week to 25-29 miles a week and not feel completely wiped out. With the extra mileage I feel fitter and faster!

How was your August?? Happy Wednesday!

24 comments:

Nicole said...

Way to rock yet another month! Your amazing!!!!

marathonmaiden said...

it's hot and humid over here too! no bueno.

awesome august! you definitely are rocking the extra mileage :) i'm in the process of tallying my data for august but so far it's looking pretty good.

Laura said...

That's great milage! I can't wait to be able to run those sort of numbers :-)

Aneta said...

nice milage!!!! very impressive! :)

Kim said...

Great job with your monthly mileage!

Bethany + Ryan said...

congrats on a new monthly mileage record!! heat wace here too, wew, feels like august still for sure!

Lacey Nicole said...

the heat is killing me!!!!!!!!!

AWESOME run! that is pretty much a tempo run instead of repeats b/c 1-min rest in between and running on rolling hills... THAT is kick-a$$ and super hard and you guys pushed the pace, nice work!!! happy september!

Marlene said...

I don't know how you did mile repeats in that heat last night!! I think I am going to have to bail on my group and do some speedwork solo tomorrow morning. It is just too hot. :(

Congrats on the awesome workout and mileage milestone for August!

W00t!!!!

Jeri said...

great job on the 100+ mileage month. WHOO!!!! :D

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Well done on the mileage! You had a rocking month.

These Tues workouts sound so grueling, but I bet they are making such a difference in your speed/level of fitness/etc.

I just added up my mileage and I ran 152 in August!!! That kind of blows my mind a little bit!

FruitFly said...

I'm slightly exaggerating, but you seriously got in almost 100 miles more in your month than I did! I prefer to think August never happened. Nice work!!
~RR

aron said...

GO AWAY HEAT! we are having another one this week too :(

CONGRATS on a new monthly mileage PR!

Andrew Opala said...

you young people are awesome ... how can I be young again?

Tricia said...

great job on your monthly miles!

misszippy said...

Nice work, both on your total miles and your repeats!

Molly said...

that is a fabulous month's total!!! you are so set for the half.

I have high hopes that I'll still be running on the 12th...do you want to try and meet up? I'm sure it will be much easier than the Boilermaker!

Jamie said...

I had to move my speed workout to Thursday because of the heat. don't know how you did it! luckily a cool off is coming :) congrats on your highest monthly mileage!

kilax said...

Awesome mileage!

And mile repeats on hills! Whoa! Good for you!

Johann said...

Congratulations with your August mileage! It is so strange; I’m in South Africa so 1 September is the official start of spring for us. I’m not fast like you and train more for ultras. My August was 201.7 miles including zero speedwork.

collegegirlruns said...

What a great month of miles! Are you training for anything right now?

sunapeegirl said...

Great job in August! Awesome mileage!

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The Happy Runner said...

Nice workout -- great August!

Have fun hiking this weekend, too!

Amy said...

You are soooo speedy! Nice job on that workout, and way to go on the monthly mileage!