September’s Monthly Update

This article was originally posted by Ed at the original HillRunner.com Blogs.

September was a mixed month. I started out great having recovered well from an injury running the first seven days. On the eighth day I had a great workout but then tore my calf in the cool down period two miles from home. Hopped and limped home for two full miles. I was just 10 days out from my big goal race of the year – not good. Had five days with no running and then little slow two milers to feel out the calf. Race day was, in my opinion, a poor performance of where I should have been and I was not yet at 100%.

I finished the month out strong while slowing getting back to 100% Last day of the month was an outstanding workout. I did a ten by one minute interval session – the intervals averaged a 5:32 pace!

I only ran on 22 days for a total of 125 miles and 15 hours and 20 minutes of running at an average pace of 7:23 per mile.

Looking forward to one more race this season if I can get enough people together for a 5K team event on November 1st. Otherwise, I’ll settle into late Oct as a “take it easy” month before hitting another base building phase to prepare for an amazing 2016.

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