Miles Ran/Last Month: 75.34/65.18. Another great month of training with Coach Sara. Yeah, I still don’t like tempo runs but I am enjoying 400s. On Monday I ran 200s and I like those even more.
Highest Mileage Week: 21. I did all of my workouts that week (speed, easy, tempo, and long).
Races Planned/Completed: 1/0. I won an entry to the Michelob Chicago 13.1 but ended up not finishing the race. I did not even write anything about it because I was sad and disappointed about it. I know I made the right decision but I can’t help but feel that way. Anyway, I did not finish the race because I got too hot as I was running. I took a lot of walking breaks to cool down and would feel better but then would warm up once I began running again.
Current Ache/Pain: My knees are better. Last month I ran in my new shoes, the Mizuno Sayonara. They’re OK but I like the Brooks PureFlow 2 more than these. On Tuesday I went to Fleet Feet and got a pair of Newton Kismet. Wow, I did 5 miles today and they felt really good.
I’ve been foam rolling as much as possible. I’ve set up my little gym area in the living room by the TV so I can stretch and foam roll.
Current Challenge: None. Thought about doing the planks challenge but I need to be realistic. 🙂
Current Book: Where’s You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. So far it is a really good book. I finished Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins and Bossypants by Tina Fey. I did like Mockingjay but am disappointed with the ending. Yesterday I saw a preview for Part 1 of the movie and can’t wait till November to see it.
Current Song: Bizarre Love Triangle by New Order. This song takes me back to my high school days.
Current Treat: Going back to the chocolates. They’re delicious.
Next Race: Elmhurst 4 on the 4th tomorrow.
Current Excitement: Love summer break. I’ve done a lot of reading and finished 2 seasons of House of Cards. Holy frijoles! Great show and I love Kevin Spacey. Also, I’ve been able to watch many of the games of the World Cup. Mexico’s loss on Sunday was disappointing but the game between Costa Rica and Greece was INTENSE. Oh, and let’s not forget the game between USA and Belgium. Tim Howard is HOT and I think he looks better without the beard.