So much for Aug.
And just like that, another month is gone in Operation Marathon. Numbers: 130.4 miles running - nearly identical to June and 29 miles less than July. However, I cross-trained for a running equivalent of about 28-30 miles, so my aerobic output for the months was virtually the same. The cross-training, according to the FIRST plan, should make my "quality" workouts better. I think there's some evidence of that: 1) Aug. had a 20 mile run and 16 mile run, both @ 8:15 pace. The 16 miler had an HR of 149 and the 20 was a 143. So HR on long runs is dropping. 2) July had 5x800 workout @ 3:15 pace... I had much harder interval workouts in August. 3) The tempo run and I had many fights in Aug., but we're certainly getting along better than we were in July, when most tempo efforts were 7:45-7:55. Today I did 6 miles, with a 4 mile sandwich in the middle that was 7:24, 7:25, 7:15, 7:11. Considering my frustrations of late, it's good to look back and truly see what's chang