Friday, 2 November 2012

October Rundown

With both Emma and Robbie at school full-time, 5 days a week, this was a good month of training. Every week included 5 workouts, and that was usually 4 runs and a bike ride per week. My long runs went 8 miles; 10 miles; 12 miles; then finished with a 10 mile race.

Sprinting to the finish!
Overall it looked like this:

Ran: 16x = 87.6 miles
Cycled: 5x = 52.6 miles
1 Race (Great South Run - 10 miles)
1 PB (first time at this distance!)
1 Halloween Party

This was my second highest monthly mileage after July, when I ran 0.4 miles further, and in July I only cycled 19 miles. So this is probably my best month overall.

Still going for it...
The Great South Run was the focus of my training for quite a few weeks, so I'm glad it went well. I would definitely do another 10-mile race, it was a really good distance for me.

Out of energy at the finish line...

This week has been Half Term, so the kids have been home, and I've done very little running and no cycling. I also had a flu jab, and felt a bit unwell in the days after that. But we did have a little Halloween party for the kids on Tuesday, which was great fun.

Dancing monsters
Then on Wednesday evening we got dressed up again, and went Trick or Treating:

Wizard and Witch
As Half term draws to a close, it's time to get back to more running and cycling, and I really must start adding in some strength training too - watch this space...


  1. Here's to more running and more strength training in november - those are my main goals too!

    The kids look so cute!

  2. Your kids are so cute. Here's to another good month of running.

  3. That's a really good month. It's amazing what you can achieve when you have a bit extra time.

  4. Great training month! I hope to biuild up to that in the near future!