Year Of Running

June Running

I really enjoy linking up with Tuesdays On The Run – after all, my blog is MOSTLY running based, with a little real life sprinkled in… 

Last week, ErikaMarcia, and Patty discussed, “Giving your running month a letter grade”! I am going to try and post something similar month to month…

This grade is going to be based on (1) my current training plan, and my goals for 2017 – (2) my progress for 2017 miles in 2017 goal, (3) training for and completing my first 50 miler, (4) having fun while on the run and (5) keeping a run streak! 

(1) Current Training Plan – A

My current training plan is soon going to have a dual purpose… My current plan is for my 50M race in September, but in a week or so, I would “need” to start training for my fall marathon! Busy busy… 

I have been doing a good job of getting my running in before my day really starts! While I have been mixing up my B2B long runs on the weekend, I have been making the miles happen!

(2) 2017 miles in 2017 – A

I have been keeping up pretty well with my goal of running/walking 2017 miles in 2017 : ) I am a little ahead of schedule and keeping miles up this summer better than last year!

I know that my summer running was where I lost some momentum last year…so keeping on my training for the Hawk 50 is helping me stay on track!

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Speaking of the Hawk 50…

(3) Training for and completing my first 50m –  B+

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Heat and Humidity.

These are the things that make summer running more……interesting, that’s the word!

I am in week 9 of an 18 week training plan – HALFWAY THERE! Wow, time flies when you are having fun! While the weekend long runs are becoming more and more daunting, I am finding ways to have fun! One weekend back home, I ran from my in-laws to my best friend’s house – 18 miles between! Heading out to the trails, I have been running loops to take advantage of some major vertical change – and keeping/counting rocks each loop makes the miles go by a with a small goal each loop.

PsychoPsummerNewLogo.jpgThere is a 50K (or 31M) training run coming up, so I signed up for the “Psycho Psummer” Run Toto Run 50K trail run at Wyandotte County Lake Park in KC. While the race is a couple weeks earlier than the planned distance in my plan, I wanted to make the distance more interesting with a race, rather than just gutting through 31 miles solo.

A few weeks after registering, I discovered a “members only” event at the trails in which my 50M will take place on the weekend I need 31 miles…sooooooo. We shall see if I will get those miles again or just trade the training weeks…

(4) Have Fun! –  B

I have been having so much fun running these days! Yeah, I am tired and slow…but I am enjoying my time on the road and trail! I have met several people on the trail – mostly on the 2.5 mile loop day,…passing walkers 2-3 times! 

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This is me when running with people…ha!!

I am sure glad that I have the time to think and run…

(5) Run streak! –  30 days and counting!

Thanks for Jen’s #streakingwiththeCOOLkids in June, I was able to get another streak started! I am now on day 35 : ) We shall see how long this lasts, but I am making the goal to keep it up!

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How are your goals going for this year? Did you set your sights high? Are you thinking about a big race this year?

Check out the link-up with ErikaMarcia, and Patty and see what everyone is talking about this week! I am also linking up with the Wild Workout Wednesday and the Coaches Corner linkup!

I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment and start a conversation!

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