I ran 202.1 miles during the month of July bringing my 2013 total up to 1021.7 miles. August is my last full month before the Hinson Lake 24 Hour Ultra Classic so I have an aggressive schedule ahead with around 283 miles planned. Concentrating on an 11:45 – 12:15 average pace this month for the long runs since that is where I want to be at for Hinson.
On to other news, after my weight loss stalled out for the last 8 months or so, I netted a loss of 6.5 pounds in July. That brings my weight down to 179.5 and my total weight loss to 65.6 pounds since June 2011. I still can stand to lose another 15 or 20 pounds and plan to push on until I get down to the low 160 pound range.
This weekend instead of running progressively longer runs like I normally do, I am participating in the Medoc Meltdown 50k (they use the term 50k a bit loosely, as the run is really closer to 35 miles. 35 miles of trails sounds like a pretty fun day to me. Twizlers and soda and junk food oh my… I may even write up a race report.
And remember, run happy, train smart and don’t listen to the voices inside your head that tell you what you can’t do!