X-Training: 4 (2 pool runs, 2 elliptical)
Rest Days: 7
Race(s): Army 10 miler - new 10 mile PR (1:23:33)!
New gear: Red arm sleeves (with pockets!) to wear in the marathon. :)
I did well achieving my running goals, but not any others. This really shouldn't come as a surprise to me after last month!
Continue to push the pace in workouts - I finally had that breakthrough I was hoping for mid-month and really dropped my times for both interval and tempo workouts.
Strong long runs - I continued my string of long run successes and both 20 milers went extremely well. After 21 miles in cold rain, I feel prepared for whatever weather marathon day hands me!
Try again with the planks - Like September, this was a total failure.
Non-workout goal: I was also planning to work on redesigning this blog. Didn't even get started.
Ice cream flavor of the month: Pumpkin
October was a very good running month for me. I ran a new 10 mile PR, had a lot of strong workouts at the track and two good 20 mile runs. I feel confident heading into my taper and can't wait to run a marathon in 3 weeks!
November is marathon month, so I'm keeping my list of goals short and sweet.
Stay injury-free and sane during taper - Pretty self explanatory. I'm hoping to keep the taper crazies away as long as possible!
Crush the Philadelphia marathon - I know I have it in me to run a great marathon. And on November 20, I will!
Races: National Race to End Women's Cancer 8k (Nov. 6) and the Philadelphia marathon (Nov. 20)!!!
Non-workout goal: I'm not even going to attempt anything. I know this month will be dominated by the marathon!