I’m slightly overdue in writing up this summary but I wanted to make sure to highlight the Glow in the Grove race in the last post. I’m curious to see how many miles I was able to log this quarter compared to the second quarter when I dealt with a hamstring injury and rehabbing it.
In July I was finally able to resume normal training after completing a walk/run plan. I ran no races as I just wanted to focus on building my mileage back up and start running 3x a week consistently again. I only took 4 days completely off from working out and ran 11 days totaling 46 miles.
By August I was finally feeling back into a regular routine. I began incorporating more lower body strength workouts in my week to ensure my hamstring wouldn’t be as prone to injury. I took off 5 total days from working out and ran 12 days totaling 56.96 miles.
In September I ran my first race since my injury and also my first trail race, the Sasquatch 5k. It went well and helped restore my confidence that I was in shape enough to be racing again. I also took two vacations, my annual trip to Ocean City, MD and a short stay at Tiny Estates but neither interrupted my workouts too much. I took 5 days off from working out and ran 12 days totaling 60.98 miles.
I’m really proud to see how my miles have increased each month. I don’t detail my non-running workouts here as I think that would become too tedious and boring to read, but suffice to say I tend to do 1-2 strength workouts a week, a core workout and 1-2 recovery workouts of yoga or mobility. This month has been focused on increasing my long runs in preparation for the Dover 10 miler, the first winter series race in November. I’m being reminded of just how exhausting the longer runs can be, but with each one I’m gaining more strength and speed. While I never look forward to the cold weather, I’m excited for the winter series to start especially since it’ll be Jason’s first year running the races.