Finally Faster

It appears I'm making some progress.

Throughout the summer, I watched the mileage pile up, while my paces stayed the same (or even crept up a little). Though this is normal - I've read - it was also a bit disheartening.

Recent interval workouts are showing their benefits, though. At this point in the month (with more than 1/3 of it left to go), I'm 1 mile ahead of where I was in April - my previous peak fitness month, where I did a triathlon and 5k PR within a 2 week period. But more importantly, though I've run a mile further, I've done so 4 minutes faster. While that's only a scant 3 seconds per mile faster, 40 of those miles came on two 20 mile runs and I still have 1/3 of the month left to go.

With seven weeks until the marathon, that should be a good place to be.

Comments

  1. Without a doubt, you can't beat the heat. I made a ton of hidden gains by training hard in the summer swelter, but never knew it till this cooler weather.

    VIVA LA RUNNING!

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