JUNE IN REVIEW
Total Run Miles: 79.15
Total Bike Miles: 59.08 miles (0 spin classes)
Total Swim Distance: no measurable swim distance. Did participate in a swim clinic and swam around Lake Michigan for an hour. Not sure how I never made it to the pool.
June was so busy for me as far as activity went. I had Ragnar in the beginning, which was all kinds of fun...and all kinds of exhausting.
I participated in my first duathlon (the Tinley Park Race Around the World Duathlon). If you read my post, you will recall it was more challenging than I anticipated. Whether that be from the weather or just not being used to do that type of activity together, I'm not 100% sure, probably a combo of both). It was a fun one to do though as it's local and not super competitive.
I had the Short Run on a Long Day 5k which I tried my first ever attempt at pacing a friend! Success!
I participated in an open water swim clinic (after running 1.5 miles to the beach in a wetsuit). This was fun and I learned a lot.
I started back up on personal training, although I'm only going 1 time a week right now due to cost. I figure 1 time per week is better than 0! I went back to my old personal trainer, Mike. He now works for himself (instead of the gym I used to go to). He gave me the old rate I used to have, which was a pretty awesome rate. I love him and his training, he pushes me because he knows I can do it. And he's a runner and trains me in a way that helps with my running.
Lastly, I started my MARATHON TRAINING. With all these activities going on, I took the beginning of my training schedule kind of lenient. I still tried to get all the miles in. Originally I was attempting to do the Intermediate mileage schedule instead of the Novice mileage I always do, but the mileage increased quickly and I didn't feel as though I was "there" yet. Instead of risking injury, I have decided (yesterday) that I would move back to the novice mileage. After looking at my training, I realized I'm right in line with those novice miles. And I don't want to try to play "catch-up" in marathon training, it will not work!
Seriously, could my June have been any more fun??? Look at all the new things I tried!
Ok...maybe all of this activity is why I never made it to the pool at the gym! My mileage started creeping back into the "normal for me" range this month too. Without marathon training, I typically do about 70 miles. Now that I'm marathon training, that number will definitely increase a bit.