I find that whenever October rolls around, the end of the year just flashes by way to fast.
You see, from October my timeline looks like this:
- 1st October – Dad’s Birthday
- 3rd October – Husband’s Birthday
- All weekends in October – Kayla’s dance rehearsals
- Concert / Running Event
- Kayla’s Dance Concert
- 15th November – Mum’s Birthday
- 7th December – Kayla’s Birthday
- New Years
- 3rd January – Miles’ Birthday
Are you tired yet?
That, and throw in working full time in retail.
So that is why this month’s ultimate running date covers October & November.
First up, what is the deal with the weather! It has been all over the place! There have been days, where I have worn a singlet and shorts, then there have been days where I’ve had to break out the winter gear.
We’ve also had a shift to daylight savings. This has meant that I’ve had to go back to wearing my headlamp but not for long.
Distance – 205km
Total Hours – 27
Longest Distance – 19.7km
Number of Activities – 26
Overall Running Statistics
Total Moving Distance – 1812 km
Monthly Average – 181.2 km
2018 Prediction – 2174 km
October was to be my peak training month for my upcoming trail event.
Getting a virus, however, saw me loose at least 10 days of training. While this wasn’t ideal, my body obviously needed a rest after a big month with RED September.
This did mean when I was feeling better, I was coming into the height of training volume. Making some modifications to my training runs meant I was able to have quality runs on a reduced training load.
My first long run back was on the trails. Having not run trails in a while, I felt very unfit. It didn’t take long to find my groove a few more trail runs and to be ready for my trail event.
November Running Statistics
Distance – 190 km
Total Hours – 26
Longest Distance – 21.8 km
Number of Activities – 25
Overall Running Statistics
Total Moving Distance – 2002 km
Monthly Average – 182 km
2018 Prediction – 2184 km
November = race month. This meant that all long runs were out on the trails.
A last minute decision turned one of my long runs into running the Major Mitchell Plateau. Tom and I hiked this in March 2016. Running it had never crossed my mind until a friend and her husband did it earlier on in the year. I added it to my bucket list, thinking it would be something to do in 2019.
On the 4th November, it was decided that I would do it, and wow what a challenge. Loved every minute of it though.
The first 5 k’s were really technical, and need track improvement (which will eventually happen).
Major track changes from Boundary Gap to Jimmy Creek have meant that the last 6-7km’s were much more enjoyable. That, and I had to get back to Jimmy Creek, as Kayla was going to be late (and she was by like 10 minutes) for one of her dance rehearsals.
Let’s just say I couldn’t walk properly and stairs were my nemesis for days.
Would I do it again?
How’s your running going? Post in comments to let me know.