November was a bad month of training. Like, really bad. I’m enjoying my more lax approach ever since I started heart rate training but I haven’t been putting in the miles. This always happens to me after big races. I take a bit of time off and then it takes me forever to get back into the swing of things. It’s really hard for me to get motivated again and I’ve been riding the struggle bus HUGE. I set the lofty (for me) goal of running a total of 1500 miles for the year and right now I’m at 1276.88 soooo just 223.12 to go with 24 days left in the year. That means I have to run about 9.3 miles a day to reach that goal. Yikes. Possible? Yes, of course. But I’ve never logged that kind of daily mileage and I don’t want to risk injuring myself. I have never had a 200+ mile month and I think it would be a horrible decision to try. The last thing I want is to start off 2016 with an injury…so I’m just going to keep running whatever I feel like running and see how close I can get.
P.S. I’ve gone on a handful of runs in my Ultra Boosts so far and they feel SO GOOD. Very light, comfortable and responsive. And bouncy! It’s hard to explain but once you try them on it becomes clear why they’re called the Ultra Boost! They are definitely up there on my list of current favourite shoes. I love them so much that I already got a second pair. I’ve been dying for a pair of all-black running shoes and adidas came to the rescue when they released these ones. They’re almost too nice to run in. Almost! 😉
Another pair of shoes I’ve been loving lately are my Brooks Launch 2. They are neutral (as are the Boosts) and just feel like they were made for my feet. They’re very flexible, have great cushioning, and can easily be used as both a training shoe and a racing shoe (for me). There is a very good chance these will be my next marathon shoes. Now just to decide on my next marathon…
P.S. I found a really great article called Want Speed? Slow Down! that made me feel good about my new approach to training. It talks about the benefits of aerobic training and using a heart rate monitor with one of those benefits being improved RACE TIMES! I highly recommend giving it a read if you’ve got a few minutes!
That’s it for today!! Have a great day and see you soon!