Wednesday, August 1, 2012

July in numbers

•191 miles run during July. Highest mileage month ever.

•313 miles of total marathon training miles complete over 7.5 weeks. That's the distance between Tampa and Key Largo, or Chicago to St Louis or San Francisco to Santa Barbara.

•3 phantom injuries that went away within a day or 2 of appearing.

•1 possible reoccurrence of shin issues that happened after running 40 miles in 3 days. It cleared up with rest.

•More than halfway done with the 14 week marathon training program!!

•18 miles run on a weekday So I could take a weekend trip to Vegas.

•4 miles run in the desert.

•9% humidity during the time of the run.

•1 severe sinus migraine- bloody nose thanks to the low humidity.

•30 years celebrated.

•2 birthdays celebrated. July babies are awesome ;)

•1 conference attended. Kind of. The badge is cool.

•1 Mediocre performance in a half marathon.

•2 concerts attended. Cobra Starship (post RnR Chi) and The Crystal Method.

•237 photos of Chicago and my precious CB taken.

•9+ apple fritters consumed from Starbucks.

•1 surgery for my precious running buddy who is now back to 100%

Looking Forward

•6 weeks of marathon training left.

•3 "bonus" marathon training weeks to stay in shape for Chicago post FV.

•45 days until I attempt a massive PR and BQ at the Fox Valley Marathon.

•66 days until my Wonderful, Wonderful and I run the Chicago Marathon together.

- xaar


  1. Awesome mileage! Way to go. It's hard to believe that our marathon training is entering its final phase. Glad to hear you running buddy is back to 100%!

    1. Thank you! I couldn't believe how "easy" 190+ miles was! Didn't seem like a huge time suck. Yay marathons! :)

  2. Super mileage! And yay for phantom injuries that just go away and do not develop into something more...looks like quite the month!

  3. Looks like a great month! glad you got a weekend vegas trip - i <3 vegas so much. These SB apple fritters sound pretty awesome too... :D

  4. Your mileage numbers never cease to amaze me. Do you realize that you've run almost as many miles in 7.5 weeks of marathon training as I have run this entire calendar year?!?!? WOW!!!!!

    I am so glad that CB is back to 100%!!!

  5. That mileage is so inspiring and impressive to me! Congrats on all of your hard work! I can't wait to see you dominate that marathon!