>Look What I Can Do!>I'm still a noob, celebrating a new PR monthly mileage
New mileage high in June 2009, 210.6 miles in 29:12:41
versus previous high in May 2008, 207.1 miles in 30:45:48.
Damn, those seconds/mile really add up over 200 miles.
The best part: Running a nice smooth 5K tempo run, that would crush my starting 5K PR, or a 100m near sprint. Then calmly returning to a nice easy pace, no wheezing or gasping or side stitches.
Close 2nd: Losing the 20 lbs of out of shape around the midsection. The Freshman 10 can stay if they choose.
The shirtless wonder
Congrats to you both. I just set a new monthly mileage record too. I set one last month but last month was easier due to where my long runs fell. Now if I can maintain or increase this on through my goal race in December I'll be in good shape.
Egg: do you have a goal race?
A Saucy Wench
I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets
"When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7
I'm right behind you guys. Tonights track workout will put me over 200 miles in a month for the first time.
Still feeling good.
Run until the trail runs out.
The pain that hurts the worse is the imagined pain. One of the most difficult arts of racing is learning to ignore the imagined pain and just live with the present pain (which is always bearable.) - Jeff
Prince of Fatness
I guess something was in the water this month, because I set a new high, too, with 222.6 miles. I expect this total to fall July and / or August as I am running a September marathon.
Nice job on the weight loss, too, Egg.
Not a shabby beer either.
The King of Beasts
good work Egg, two very good months:
there is something to be said for the fact that you did them back to back
"As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin' man I have chalked up many a mile. Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks, And I've learned much from both of their styles." ~ Jimmy Buffett
"I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit. "No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't. But there was going to be when I began it. It's just that something happened to it along the way."”
Definitely something in the water this month. I hit a new peak in mileage as well.
Egg, good work on a quick ramp-up to 200+ miles in a month. That took me a looonnnggg time to do.
And Greg, that's an impressive pace for the number of miles you're putting in.
Another One I love the Pooh quote. It sounds a little bit like my running lately. Yours too?
And June was only a 30 day month. So there's that too.
Egg: do you have a goal race?
Yeah, my marathon is my goal race (not until Oct. 4th, Twin Cities). Marathon and 5K are the only distances that I have a bone to pick with. I'll probably try to find a 5K, 2 to 3 weeks after the marathon.
I'll be training through my 10K this weekend and my half marathon in Aug (although both have/had a scheduled down week before them, so kind of a semi-taper). The 25K will be a game day decision based on how my legs feel at that point.
E.J.Greater Lowell Road RunnersCry havoc and let slip the dawgs of war!May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your SPF30, may the rains fall soft upon your sweat-wicking hat, and until you hit the finish line may The Flying Spaghetti Monster hold you in the hollow of His Noodly Appendage.