Sunday, July 31, 2011
The End of July Streak 2011
Minimum of 3.11 miles per day. Average pace estimated at around 7:50-7:54, in the end. 154 miles during July, 162 miles overall during the streak. Not too shabby.
So, will I do it again? Probably, but not right away. What I plan to do now is take a couple of days off to fully rest and recover, and also to start thinking about what races I might want to run as the summer winds down. I had planned to try and run a marathon this year, but four months of tibialis posterior tendinitis set me back more than I had hoped, so I've decided to focus on improving my speed and times on shorter races, perhaps finally managing a sub-20 minute 5K. Stay tuned on that one.
The streak should have helped somewhat with my aerobic base, but I didn't have any runs of over an hour during the streak, so I should embark on some longer runs during the month of August, as I also pursue tempo runs, some speed work, and some hill repeats.
I'll miss streaking, but it's really time to move on.