June 2018 Training Recap

June was another good month for training. My training plan for the Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon officially started this month and I have gotten more serious about my duathlon training. Check out the stats…

  • Total Miles: 78.57 miles

Here’s where I stand with my “Banking the Miles” challenge for 2018:

  • January 2017: 73.83 miles / January 2018: 66.50 miles
  • February 2017: 33.39 miles February 2018: 74.53 miles
  • March 2017: 51.51 miles March 2018: 89.00 miles
  • April 2017: 68.68 miles / April 2018: 70.75 miles
  • May 2017: 61.50 miles / May 2018: 100.19 miles
  • June 2017: 51.62 miles / June 2018: 78.57 miles
  • July 2017: 70.38 miles /
  • August 2017: 104.54 miles /
  • September 2017: 136.86 miles /
  • October 2017: 72.28 miles /
  • November 2017: 52.86 miles /
  • December 2017: 57.54 miles /
  • TOTAL 2017: 835 miles / TOTAL 2018: 479.54 miles / GOAL: 1000 miles, 48%

What was I training for? Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon and Sanford & Sun Duathlon

What races did I run? Ludington Lakestride 10k

Best performances: Although the Ludington Lakestride 10k was not a PR, it was my first time running the race so I count the course PR. It also was my second best 10k! I am pretty pleased with how I did considering how little I like running 10k races. I’m also really happy with the amount of cross training and strength training I have been doing. I have only taken 1-2 days completely off for rest per week.

Opportunities for improvement: As usual, my eating habits could definitely use some fine tuning. And HYDRATION. With the hot and humid temperatures I really need to focus on getting in fluids.

What’s ahead: July is going to be a busy month! Next week I am running 3 different 5k races – Volkslaufe on Wednesday, Cornstalk 5k with My Team Triumph on Thursday, and the Canadian Lakes 5k on Saturday. That will be less of a race and more of a training workout since I’ll be biking to the race to get ready for the duathlon at the end of the month. My first duathlon is on my birthday weekend – same race as my first tri that I did last year on my 30th birthday but this time I’m “doing the du”. And of course the big race (26.2!) is 112 days away

**In honor of Canada Day and Independence Day, the Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon has extra savings for you July 1-4, 2018! Use code “FREEDOM2018” to get 15% off your registration for any race. This is a bigger savings than my discount code so take advantage while you can!**

**If you miss the promotion, no worries – my discount code will still work once it is over…”MEGANROCKS2018″**

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