June and July passed with me essentially running for the sake of running, with no real goals in mind. Now that training for the Philadelphia Marathon has started August stands to be a busier month in terms of mileage.
One goal I have for the month is to fit in a shorter race. Right now I am leaning toward running a 10 km race in a couple of weeks. I’m not sure that I will be ready to beat the 41 minutes I ran in the 10 km on July 1st but more than anything just doing a run in race environment will likely be beneficial for me.
Another goal for the month is to start building up my long run to longer distances. For the last few weeks my long run has been in the 12-14 km range. Before long I will be aiming to get my long runs back over 20 km.
One final goal for the month is overall mileage. June and July saw me finish with 201 an 233 km respectively. For August I aiming to get that total closer to 300 km overall which should not be too difficult if I am able to increase the mileag of my long runs.à
What are your plans for August?