Tuesday, August 2, 2011

July Totals and Recap

July totals
Swim: 3.28 miles (5800 yards)
Bike: 64.89 miles
Run: 20.46 miles
Walk: 1.55
Rest days: 12

The good: Chunky Dunk Duathlon. Even though I was sore for days (still am!) it was a huge milestone for me as I was able to “run” for 3 miles straight with minimal walk breaks. And I surpassed my finish time goal by 11 minutes!

The bad: Torn between my track workout at The Nick and my swim at Hopkinton State park; the swim was easy, but turned my suit brown and grossed me out.

Goals: 50 Mile Run Challenge. It didn’t happen. Halfway through the month, I changed it to the 31 Mile Run Challenge. I didn’t make that one either, but if you check, you’ll see that this month was my highest month for running mileage at 20.46!!

For August

Races: Tavern 2 Tavern 5K (medals for all finishers!!), maybe another one if I can fit it into my schedule.

Goals: Considering this month has been my highest run mileage to date and it was 20 miles, I don’t think I’m going to push it and try to do the 50 or 31 mile run challenge again. This month I will create my own challenge and I shall call it the Marathon Month Challenge. Meaning I will run a marathon within the month of August. Not run a marathon in August, you must be crazy, but I will challenge myself to run 26.2 miles in August. I'll be tracking my progress on twitter (@runaroundsara) using the hashtag: #marathonmonthchallenge. Please feel free to join me!

I also want to build up “run” endurance, now that I’ve figured out a shuffle-jog trick that seems to work for me.

I need to stretch better and more often. I’m so lazy at stretching.

And I want to learn how to fuel my body better for more energy during workouts and recovery after workouts by using the right carbs and proteins before and after workouts. If you have any advice or suggestions, please let me know!

What are your August goals?


  1. Hi! I found your blog from #fitblog. I like blogs that promise to be funny :)

    My August goals are to hit all of my long runs in my training plan and try to PR at the Annapolis 10 mile race at the end of the month!

  2. Congratulations! I just found your blog when I was looking to see what other people thought of the Cotton Valley Trail and now you've got me thinking about registering for the Chunky Dunk next year. I've never raced but would love the credentials of a race shirt. I, too, struggle with running and I don't think I've ever tried to swim so far. But your story is inspiring!

    I love the little side comments in your posts and have bookmarked your blog. (P.S. As a former preschool teacher, congratulations on that too...)

  3. I'm still trying to master the fueling thing myself. I'm pretty sure the Oreo shake I just had was not the proper fuel for the 12 miles I'm about to run =)

    What a great month! Congrats on your highest running month. Of course that's the stat I like the most!


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