running wrap-up: june

June was definitely a better running month for me than May. It still wasn’t particularly my best, but I got more miles in, I was actually finding a rhythm for a change – despite the fact that several of our long runs were rained out. I also got my second half marathon of the year done in Lake Placid, and I saw some significant gains in speed and stamina. I have a long way to go, but I’m pleased that at least things are moving in the right direction.

We tackled a long run this past Sunday, just into July, and this month is sure to be a huge mileage-building month for us – starting with a 15-miler on Saturday before I head home. We’ll be averaging about 30+ miles a week in July, so here’s hoping we can only go up from here.



Here are some of my June stats for my records:

Longest run: 13.26 miles

Shortest run: 2 miles

Fastest pace: 8:57

Slowest pace: 11:26

Miles this month: 59.64

Miles this year: 274.17

I did about 20 more miles this month than last month, and I did my fastest 5k thus far this year. My long run speed isn’t there yet, but I’m working to get the miles more than I am working to get the speed right now. It’s kind of a constant mental battle to convince myself that the latter is most important. So, here’s to a great month in July! Fellow runners – how did you do?