There isn’t much to report so far for this month. I have been running without a plan when I can fit in a run. I have managed to keep running regularly but nowhere near the frequency or mileage I am used to. Normally I would not be pleased with that but coming off my second marathon of the year just over a month ago and given how busy this month has been so far I am pleased with how the month has gone so far.
I am still on track to hit 3000 km (1864 miles) for the year. I will hit that target by getting in another 45 km (27 miles) between now and the end of the month. If all goes according to plan I may even reach that total this week. Again, I am not too worried about it, it really isn’t an important goal but would be a nice way to end the year.
As for what lies ahead in in 2014, I am already committed to running marathon number 10 in May now that I am registered for the Ottawa Marathon. Tomorrow will be my first step toward getting ready to train for that because I will be meeting with my coach to discuss last month’s Philadelphia Marathon and what we might change as I start another training cycle.
I am looking forward to tomorrow’s meeting because I have some ideas regarding mistakes I may have made last month and I am looking for to hearing my coach’s thoughts on that and how we can address them as I get ready for my next goal race. I think a lot of aspects in my training this year went well so I am not expecting drastic changes but we’ll see about that tomorrow.
In terms of running, i am going to continue to take it easy for the rest of the month and get in that final 45 km to get to 3000 for the year when I can.