Tuesday, July 3, 2012

June Rewind

Miles Run - 143.24
Races Run - 5 (1 half marathons, 1 14.5 miler, 2 marathons, 1 27.5 "marathon")
PR's Set - I guess zero. Although I did run two distances that I haven't run before (27.5 miles and 14.5 miles) - Is it cheating to count those as PR's?
Minutes of Plank - 8. Yes. 8. I have totally fallen off the wagon doing these. First it was because I was in Peru and I was distracted and busy, etc. Then I had the Peruvian jungle plague and I didn't feel like it. Then I just got lazy. Sigh.

So June was pretty intense. I did a LOT of crazy stuff, most of it at over 10,000 feet. VERY humbling to realize that I am NOT immune to altitude. I also ran my first marathon/half marathon weekend. (I have done a half first, then a full, but not the other way around). I got to run a marathon with my BFF in Seattle, and that was the most fun ever - well, until the monsoon.

Also, June has brought into my life... a running coach! I have just started getting some training plans and paces set up. I am super excited to see how this goes. I sort of like being a sheep and just having someone else tell me what to do. Hopefully this will help me NOT run all the races and maybe I will see some improvement in my running. He is also an ultra runner who has completed 100 miles and will help me train for my next one!

Eating/Weight still not under control. I have fixed this problem by not getting on a scale. Temporary solution, I guess.

How was the first half of 2012 for you?

4 comments:

  1. Haha, great plan. Don't get on the scale. Love it.

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  2. I can't believe how many race you have done at altitude. You are an animal. I am curious to see how the coaching goes. I am liking this avoid the scale approach.

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  3. Awesome start to 2012 and hopefully the second half will be even better for you! Looking forward to reading your posts!

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  4. Wow, great June for you! Can't believe you did 3 marathons! It looks like you are on your way of doing a marathon in each state!

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