Miles Ran/Last Month: 98.83/75.34. Another great month of training with Coach Sara. Almost 100 miles and I would have reached it if I’d complete all of my runs. I try to get them all done but I have good days and bad days.
Highest Mileage Week: 23. I managed this despite completing only 12.5 miles instead of 14 on a long run.
Races Planned/Completed: 3/3. I ran the Bank of Elmhurst 4 on the 4th, Chinatown 5k, and the Strike Out ALS 5k.
Current Ache/Pain: I ran in my Newton shoes but experienced an unusual amount of pain in my calves. It was to the point that I had to stop (more than usual) during my runs. The only thing I can think of that made this happen is that I did not transition properly into the shoes. Well, I was told that since I already run in minimalist shoes, then I did not have to transition. So now I am back to my Mizuno. So far so good. I have a half marathon tomorrow so hopefully I’ll have no problems.
Current Challenge: A running challenge among friends using the Nike+ app. The goal is to be the first one to run 50 miles. Yes, my goal is to be that person.
Current Book: I’ve read The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith. I want to read The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. I just remembered that I need to pick up my copy (that is on hold at the library) of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz. I am glad I’ve been reading so many books this summer and hopefully will continue to do once I go back to work.
Current Song: Amor Mio No Te Vayas by Gilberto Santa Rosa. Makes me want to dance!
Current Treat: My coffee every morning.
Next Race(s): ZOOMA Half Marathon tomorrow, Fort2Base on August 24, Disneyland Half Marathon on August 31.
Current Excitement: For now I am soaking everything in and continuing to enjoy my summer break. I’ve made plans to run a couple half marathons after the Chicago Marathon to continue on my quest to run in the 50 states. So if all goes well then I will be at state #33 by December.