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Weekly Recap- Over October

Happy November!!!  Seriously I am looking so forward to November.    Which is rare for me.  πŸ˜ƒ   But before we get into the October recap, let’s talk about last week.

Monday- Rest –  Still dealing with the remnants of the weekend’s migraine.

Tuesday- 2.25 Miles-   I sacrificed mileage to enjoy a few last evening runs outside.    This is pretty typical for the last 2 weeks before the time change though.    Totally worth it to me.   Unfortunately my commute makes for pretty short runs.

  
Wednesday- Rest–  I had a training seminar a few towns south of work, so I knew getting in a run after work was unlikely.     I headed home to discover some pretty sweet mail.  A while back Dana over at Slow and Steady(ish) was hosting a giveaway and I was the lucky winner.  Yay!  πŸ˜ƒ  Seriously I never win anything.   I can’t wait to try them all.

  
Thursday- 2.25 milesGoodnight lake, I’ll miss you.  Also, I made a mistake.  I ran this short run in my last pair of Wave Rider 17’s.   They only have 100 miles on them and I wanted to give them another shot.   Not the best idea.   I had some aches and twinges.

Friday- Rest- Also, I lost the cookie battle again.

Saturday- Rest-  The number hungry person in me wanted to get in a run just to add to my October mileage but I knew I was aiming for a 10 miler on Sunday so I refrained.  Plus it was still in the high 80’s.  Grrr.    And my knee was now hurting.

  
Sunday- 7 miles–   I was out the door running by 9AM- which is huge for me- but it still got warm.   I don’t think I had ever really processed the correlation between the temp and the time change before.  9 meant the 10AM temps, grrr.   Between the warm morning, and the persistent ache in my knee down into my left shin, I called it at 7 miles.  The run was erratic at best, I could not get my pace under control- not even close.  There were times I was running a sub 9:30 and then walking a 15:00 minute pace.   If I didn’t have a race in 6 days, I may have toughed it out but I decided it wasn’t worth it.    I have learned my lesson though- the Wave Rider’s and I are never getting back together.   Insert Taylor Swift gif.

All in all a much better week than the previous 2.  Which leads me to-

October Recap!

I am so over October.   Seriously.   September and October were hands down my busiest months of the year, I’m done.    Unfortunately that “done-ness” showed in my mileage.   Something had to give and it was running.   So let’s look at the numbers-

October15

Miles run- 42.9

Races- City to the Sea 13.1– 2:12:40

So yeah, October was a sloppy mess.  That mileage number kind pisses me off but makes sense considering I had a 5 mile week and a 6 mile week in the middle.  I did get sick and if I am sick enough to leave work, I am too sick to run but that only accounts for a few days, not the month.   October was supposed to be the month of me getting out of my own way, instead I dug a ditch.   I need to take a note from Elvis with a little less conversation and a lot more action.    In line with that, I have decided a little positive peer pressure is in order.  So I will joining the #chasethebird challenge with Oiselle and sweating pink with the Holiday Sweat Challenge.    This should be interesting.   πŸ˜‰

So what am I looking forward to?  November potentially has 3 races but I am rethinking one of those.  Another awesome thing about November?   Vacation!!!!!  I don’t usually like vacations, I dread them.  But I am so ready for this one.  I am actually counting the days until November 21.  Then I have the next 2 weeks off!   πŸ˜„  Now I will probably be going stir crazy by day 4 but 2 weeks is what work requires so 2 weeks it will be!   19 days, 19 days.

Oh and 6 days to to Big Sur!!!!!!  Now if the knee pain could go away.  And the foot…

How was your October?

What are you looking forward to in November?

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16 thoughts on “Weekly Recap- Over October”

  1. You definitely are due for a vacation.
    Also, we need to get you a head lamp! Night runs in the fall are AMAZING and I bet you will love it.
    Sounds like you have an exciting month to look forward to. Big Sur is going to be SO MUCH FUN!

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  2. My October also wasn’t ideal, but better than it could have been. I think I ended up with about 41 miles. I’m hoping for about the same in November, but realistically, between it getting darker earlier and how busy I’ll be, that may not happen.

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  3. My October mileage was down, I’ve hit 50 miles the last couple of months, but didn’t break it, 47.5 for October. And I wouldn’t have thought to check until I saw your recap, so I’m glad you do those!! It helps me know and understand! Considering a 5k. Like heavily considering, found a coupon code and everything! πŸ™‚ Here is to November!!

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  4. Yay for winning giveaways! πŸ˜‰ I hope you like the bars. I was also totally ready for October to be over… busy at work plus November meant I’m now allowed (as per doctor’s orders) to start using my dodgy foot a little more – one step closer to running again! I hope the twinges from your Wave Riders turn out to be nothing…!

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    1. I like all the ones I’ve tried so far. The apple cinnamon is super strong and smells amazing but it’s almost too much. πŸ™‚ Yay! Happy to hear you get to ease back into things in November, that’s exciting. Unfortunately the twinges remained all week, I only ran 2.5 miles. 😦

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