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?