I did an August by the Numbers post where I broke down my month of training, and set out some goals for September, and now it’s time to face the music and see how I did. Spoiler Alert: I did not achieve any of my goals.
So, what were my goals for the month of September?
- Run at least 50 miles (Nope–42.08)
- Go to Body Pump at least twice (Not even once)
- Do yoga at least twice (Not even once)
When I look back at how crazy and stressful this month was, I can’t really be upset that I didn’t make my goals. I did the best I could, trained as much as I could, and rested my body and my brain a lot, which was just what I needed.
Miles Run: 42.08
A little bit up from August, but not where I wanted to be. I’m a bit disappointed in myself because if I had managed to do my 9 mile run this past weekend, I definitely would have hit 50 miles for the month. Oh well.
Total Number of Runs: 10
Exactly the same as last month. And I say again what I said last month: considering that I was supposed to have 12 training runs for the month, I only missed two. That’s pretty good, percentage-wise.
Miles Walked: ??
I have been walking places, but not using Map My Walk or anything to track them. I sort of fell out of the habit after I stopped walking to work 😦
Miles Biked: About 10
This is an estimate because even though I know I rode the bike twice this month, I didn’t write down my mileage the second time. First ride of approximately the same length was 5.5 miles, so I’m making an educated guess.
Miles Ellipticized: 2.5
Not as high as last month, but I’ve found that staying on the elliptical more than 20 minutes or so causes my calves to become crazy tight and painful.
- Run at least 55 miles
- Go to Body Pump or do strength training at least twice
- Do yoga at least twice, even if it’s at home
Once again, these goals are nothing super ambitious, but considering that I didn’t meet them last month, I figure it’s good to stay small for now. I’m hoping that since this month will be the peak of my half marathon training, I will stick more closely to the plan.
How did your September go?
Do you have any specific goals for October?
Who’s training for a big fall race?