I ran 157.36 miles in July!
This is huge for me as July has traditionally been a very low mileage month.
2014 53.13 miles
2015 87.18 miles
2016 34.55 miles
2017 157.36 miles
July 2017 was a 355.5% increase over the previous year. (Ok, yes, I was injured July 2016 but still!!)
I missed a handful of workouts in July as well and had two races, neither of which really were stellar performances. I have to remind myself that my goal (and my plan) are targeted to running a stellar half marathon in October, which might mean that I am not exactly primed to have break outs in the 10K or 5K, particularly when those races come during a cumulative fatigue building portion of the training plan. As someone who struggles with wanting to be good at all the things, this feels disappointing at times.
Luckily, I had a great workout last night which was a good confidence booster.
What else happened in July? I retired two more pairs of running shoes! Neither of these shoes made it to the 400 mile mark. I started noticing that much of the tread was totally worn down on the soles so thus, retirement.
Magenta Adidas Energy Boost 2 made it 378.07 miles. The Mizuno Sayonara 3 made it 363.11 miles. I really liked both of these shoes and am sad to see them go.
Currently, I have three pairs left in my rotation:
Adidas Ultraboost X (current mileage: 96.8 miles)
Saucony ISO 2 Triumph (286.37 miles)
Asics GT 2000 - 5 (171.45 miles)
I am excited to go shoe shopping with the gift card I won from the Race for the Bacon. It has been a while since I purchased shoes at a running store (my two newest pairs I got for free - one through BibRave Pro and one through winning a contest) so I am excited to potentially try something new. I like the Ultraboost Xs a lot but the other two pairs that I am currently running in I am only lukewarm on. What shoes do you run in?