June was an intense month for me with a lot of focus on building up weekly mileage, incorporating speedwork/tempo runs, and incorporating hills. It is hard to see the impact of speedwork, etc. but from the stats above you can see that I have succeeded in increasing my mileage.
But how did I do in my attempt to achieve my June goals?
The goals were:
- To continue to build mileage and have a mid-40's week by the end of the month - Achieved
- Run with dear hubby more often - Nope but I knew he didn't want to start this until July
- Set the foundation for switching my long runs to Sundays - Achieved
June Bonus: I did the Green Smoothie Challenge at Run to the Finish and even though I missed a few days, I feel it was an awesome experience and I plan to continue to drink green smoothies on a regular basis.
- To continue to build mileage and have a 50-mile week by the end of the month
- Run with dear hubby at least twice this month
- To continue to train regularly with my mom coming into town
- To incorporate some ab workouts into my daily routine - I have signed up with the Ab Challenge with Run to the Finish but it is hard finding the time right now since I need to have online access.
- Stretch daily especially my hip and glute muscles
- Keep tabs on my daily eating since I know my cravings are just going to get crazier as I up my running - more to come on this but I just started a new fitbook for the next 12 weeks
For those of you new to following my blog, welcome and Aloha! I am currently training for my second marathon and race day is in September. I am following this training plan I established and fine tuned to meet my specific needs. Please note, this plan represents the bare minimum of what I hope to achieve each week hence the weekly posts of new weekly goals, etc. I am getting my target paces from Smart Coach but tend to run faster since my treadmill paces are indeed faster than my road paces. Makes no sense to me. I am not a certified personal trainer or coach so please don't do something just because I do. What works for one may or may not work for another.