About goals.... But first, today was a 'meh' run as I hit the 'taper week' of a marathon. I did have a long stop and didn't pause my running app. It is what it is and it was a cooler one, 37 degrees.
On January 1st of this year I set two goals, sadly one won't happen but gladly one has. Today I hit the 1000 mile mark in running for the year. It would be like running from Indianapolis to Houston Texas... I suggest a car or flying. Now I get to see what I'll end the year with.
It wasn't a great run... but you have those from time to time and the next one will be better. On the plus side, 92.4 miles for the month and less than 25 miles until I hit 1000 for the year. I'm cool with those numbers. Still very grateful to be able to do this and get out and experience nature.
My new shirt for the next marathon arrived. The fit is great and looking forward to the run. Using a different company and material for this one, going with something that breathes instead of a material that converts into a heavy wet blanket. 15 days until The Monumental Marathon in Indianapolis and looking forward to the event, it'll be one day before of my first marathon run ever.
Not a 'great' run, but I'll take it. Sometimes those just happen and you still learn from them. But incredibly grateful to be able to get out and do this. Somehow I turned in the exact mile average as last week and my pace was all over the place. 52 more miles until I hit 1000 for the year, so that's a positive!
It was an 'okay' run, the last two miles were quick(er), matching 7:53/mile pace. The first two were just rough... And just a cranky kind of slow. Usually I don't begin to feel warmed up until mile 5 or 6 anyway. It was nice to see my cat friend on the trail today. He usually hangs at the water area, but today I found him around mile 7 on my return back. And yeah, the time turned in... "Strange things are afoot at the Circle K."
And up to 922.42 miles this year.
It feels nice to slowly regain the strength in my legs and to lose the soreness that had plagued me most of August and September. Next Marathon is 4 weeks from now.
My first run of the month was a much needed success. My legs haven't felt this good in a long time and I knocked off 17 miles at an 8:22/mile pace. Granted they aren't 100% yet, but I really needed this run after the Dayton failure. I know the word 'failure' needs to be removed from my vocabulary and I'm working on it. On the plus side, I did cross the 900 mile mark so far this year, only 100 more to go until I reach my goal. I think I'll smash that one.
Next up is The Monumental Marathon in Indianapolis, looking forward to that one!
Ryan (That's me)
Runner, writer, and a survivor. It's all about living the life you want and helping each other along the way.