Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Totals for June and 1st Half of 2009

It's hard to believe the first half of 2009 is in the books.Here are my totals for June and the first half of 2009:

Number of Runs: 14
Total time: 10:55:41
Total Distance: 82.5 miles
Avg. Distance: 5.9 miles
Avg. Pace: 7:56/mi

June marked my return to Nike Speed after taking the whole month of May off for marathon recovery. I ran 2 races in June, the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge (3.5 miles) on June 11 (25:20) and the Achilles Hope & Possibility 5 mile on June 28 (36:55). I really took it easy, my longest run was 8.5 miles on June 7. My goal for July is increase my long run to about 13 miles. I doubt that I will increase the intensity as it's hard for me to run fast when it's hot and humid.

1st Half of 2009:
Number of Runs:81
Total time:80:46:13
Total Distance: 580.6 mi
Avg. Distance: 7.2 mi
Avg. Pace: 8:20

It was a good first 6 months for me. I set a new 5k PR on 1/1/09, a 10 mile PR on 2/22/09, and a marathon PR at 5/3/09. As for the second half of the year:
  • my only big race is the Asbury Park Marathon Relay on October 18. 
  • I'm sure there will be some shorter races that come up along the way but I'm not racing past the marathon distance. 
  • I'm looking forward to running through the summer without the pressure of marathon training.
  • I will pick a spring 2010 marathon sooner rather than later to take advantage of any early bird pricing. 
That's it for now. Keep reading to see how the second half of 2009 unfolds.


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