August Training Recap and Looking Ahead to September

It’s September and my first half marathon is really soon..this weekend soon. I’m kind of freaking out.  I felt like I hardly trained at all in August but I actually ran 2 miles less than my highest mileage month, so I guess my concept of what’s considered a lot of running has changed a little. Looking past my nerves, it seems like August was a pretty good month for me.

I registered for a lot of races.  I kick off with Virginia Beach on Sunday and have a handful of races, including the Baltimore Half Marathon, before I wrap up with the Hot Chocolate 15K.

Even though I’m happy with my training, I decided to ditch my time goal for Virginia Beach and I’ve been much happier since I took that pressure off of myself.  A wise person once told me that if I am happy with my training then what does 2 minutes or 5 minutes or even 10 minutes matter on race day if I’m having a good time.  Ok, maybe that was my boyfriend.  He occasionally drops a bit of serious smartness and this was one of those times.

I was lucky enough to go to Philly for the Healthy Living Summit and I had such a blast meeting new friends.

Love. Love. Love.

The day after I got back, I got my very first sports massage.  It hurt but not nearly as much as I expected. Foam rolling is good for your muscles AND it raises your acceptable pain threshold like whoa. The woman massaging me was kind of freaked out that I didn’t even flinch as she elbow dropped my IT bands.

I’ve been foam rolling resting like crazy this week and have been losing my mind a little (see this crazy dream about Lil Wayne and this post about my thoughts on pants). I’m pretty sure I now understand the phrase taper madness.

I definitely learned a lot this month.  I’m excited for September – for my races, for fitness, for my blog (which is about to make the jump to self hosting!), and of course the next DC blogger meet up! Nothing but good things in September!

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10 responses to “August Training Recap and Looking Ahead to September

  1. Good luck with the self hosting jump! I’m not ready to take the plunge yet. 🙂

  2. amy

    Good luck at VA Beach this weekend!

  3. Tons of luck this weekend!

  4. Good luck this weekend!

    And I am also running bmore half and the 15k 🙂

  5. Good luck this weekend in your half! I’m looking forward to hearing about it next week.

  6. .I’m so excited for you! Looks like decent weather too. Can’t wait to hear about it.

  7. lizard151

    Good luck!!!!!

  8. Wishing you lots and lots of luck this weekend! I can’t wait to read all about how the VA Beach half goes. It’s a great course and I hope you have good weather!

    Good luck!!!

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