Goals for 2017, Training Recap

November 2017 Training Recap

​We have reached the final month of 2017 so it is time to recap my November training. In summary: it kinda sucked. I started off strong and then completely fizzled out towards the end. I do not plan on letting that happen in December! I want to finish the year off strong. Here’s my recap of November…

  • Total Miles: 52.86

Here’s how I’m doing with my running + walking miles for 2017:

  • January 2016: 55.13 miles / January 2017: 73.83 miles
  • February 2016: 45.57 miles / February 2017: 33.39 miles
  • March 2016: 41.39 miles / March 2017: 51.51 miles
  • April 2016: 61.39 miles / April 2017: 68.68 miles
  • May 2016: 57.14 miles / May 2017: 61.50 miles
  • June 2016: 51.5 miles / June 2017: 51.62 miles
  • July 2016: 52.08 miles / July 2017: 70.38 miles
  • August 2016: 96.27 miles / August 2017: 104.54 miles
  • September 2016: 82.63 miles / September 2017: 136.86 miles
  • October 2016: 68.17 miles / October 2017: 72.28 miles
  • November 2016: 52.0 miles / November 2017: 52.86 miles
  • December 2016: 41.8 miles / December 2017: 6.04 miles so far…
  • TOTAL 2016: 705.06 miles / TOTAL 2017: 783.49 miles so far…

What was I training for? Nothing in particular, which is why I think I slacked so much.

What races did I run? GOTR Reindeer Run 5k in Saginaw

Best performances: Since I only ran one race this month and my training left something to be desired, I will have to say the GOTR race. And really it was a good race. I went into it not planning to do well and just planning to see where I was at, and well, I really surprised myself with what I was capable of. It ended up being my third fastest 5k ever! The only downside was some lingering shin pain for almost a week after the race which helped contribute to me falling off the wagon.

Opportunities for improvement: Honestly, everywhere. My diet has fallen apart (I have been eating so much sugar it is insane!) and my training… what training?? I do have several 5ks on my radar coming up, and just signed up for the Bayshore half marathon in May, so hopefully those will give me the motivation to get my butt in gear. I also have some ideas for things I want to try with my eating that will hopefully help steer me on a healthier path. Of course, as usual, I will say that I need to include more cross training and hopefully by putting together a training plan for running I will be motivated to do more of that, too.

What’s ahead: December will be a busy month with the holidays and celebrating, seeing friends and family. The BARC Christmas 5k will be my December race since I didn’t make it to the race I was planning to run today. I want to do the entire series this year, which includes the Freeze Your Fanny 5k in January and the Mardi Gras 5k in February. I have most of my races for next year picked out already – yeah, I know, I’m ridiculous! But of course, things can change.

Here’s hoping for a better month in December – let’s end 2017 with a bang!

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