This month I finished just ahead of my monthly running mileage target at a nice round 115 miles. 👍🏻 🎯
Having a target definitely motivates me and gets me to focus on the task in hand. I’ve still been doing Strength training too, but not as much. 1-2 times a week, or none like this week unless I do a session tomorrow.
So now with 360 miles to go for the rest of the year, here’s my plan running wise:
In September I have a long run the first weekend, and last weekend, but I’ll be on leave so I don’t want to put pressure on myself. I’ll aim for about 25 miles a week and take a few days off for some holidays. If my mileage drops below 75 I’ll make it up the other three months.
And now for some more graphs … 🙂
It looks like my resting heart rate has dropped from 50-51 throughout most of the year, down to 47-48 in the last month. And my high heart rate has dropped from about 145-155 down to about 140 monthly. Good stuff.
Add to that my monthly vo2 max estimate increasing again too up to 52 … and it looks like all this running is doing me some good (July 95 miles, from 60 in May and June). Or so the numbers say. This is from a peak in March when I trained for 2 half marathons.
I’m not sure I feel like a 20 year old…. like my Garmin thinks… but I’ll take that.
But it looks like I’ve lost 1.5lbs, which is 1lb body fat loss and a loss of about 0.5lb lean mass. More or less the same so maybe I’ve got a balance on what I’m doing (exercise and eating).