After a spectacular run in the countryside this afternoon, I finally have reached my October goal of 150 miles, closing the month on 153. Now it’s rest time and I won’t be trying to cram the miles in the following week, because I want to achieve my last outstanding 2016 goal of getting under 50 minutes at the Abbey Dash next weekend. I am really pleased to have been picking-off some PBs recently; I did this by 2 seconds at the Crossflats parkrun yesterday and earlier in the week I did the best time I have done in my running club’s timed mile. I am now entertaining the idea that I can do better than last year at the Abbey Dash (which was 48:56). I won’t get a PB at that race but bettering last year is a good goal.
This year so far I have done a total of 1083 miles and regardless of what I do in November and December this is my best total since 2012. This is not in small measure due to the challenges organised by Awesome Virtual Running Events and I am grateful to have been able to get encouragement each month through that forum.
I now need to “bank” my training that I have done in the last month preparing for the coming season of winter races; hopefully I am now well prepared. I won’t be actively going for any mileage goal in November, rather take things as they come and trying to stay out of trouble.
Over the coming months I want to set some goals for 2017. I already have decided to have a crack at my Marathon PB and I have entered the Yorkshire Marathon so the MarathonMann blog will continue the story.
How many are your works, Lord!
In wisdom you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
Psalm 104:24 NIVUK