I’m so sad it’s November. My favorite holiday has passed and we now enter the lunacy of the holiday season. I will miss my skulls, pumpkins, and scary movies. Farewell, October. I shall miss you.
Run 168 miles. Take that marathon training!
Bike 25miles. Yikes. Nothing to see here…keep it moving…
Swim 7 miles. Not sure how I went down a mile from last month. Crap!
Races Master’s Swim Meet
Current Reads Catch-22, which I stupidly left in Florida while travelling and need to pick back up. I bought a pretty terrible James Patterson book called Private London in the airport and it’s mindless and entertaining. I just keep reading it because it’s good for all the wrong reasons.
Current Obsession Running calculators. I can’t stop looking at them and trying to figure out a goal pace for the Jacksonville Marathon. Which one do you prefer?
Current Song Avicii “Wake Me Up”
Current Need A new pair of Brook’s Ravenna’s. I put my order in with my coach. They’ll come just in time for Jacksonville. They’ll be like Goldilocks. Worn just the right amount.
Current Triumph A successful 20 mile long run while in DC.
Current Bane of My Existence Fitting in my swim for the Frogman. I’m just not getting it in and it’s making me worry. I need November to be a strong swim month! (In addition to my marathon training!)
Cuurent Goal So last month I wanted to get in all my workouts. I did pretty well with running but fell off with swimming and cycling. This month I need to focus on nutrition. I’m trying to get a bit leaner before Jacksonville. It’s gonna be tough with all of the holiday food that starts popping the middle of this month.
Current Indulgence Halloween candy! But, I’m telling it buh-bye.
Current Blessings I’m feeling healthy and strong! I hope this carries through November.
Current Excitement Tonight’s 5K, Sunday’s Half Marathon, and seeing my favorite Redhead this month!
Have a great weekend everyone! Happy November! (Yikes. Where has the year gone?)
You reminded me that I need to order shoes, too! As much as I want to try others, I can't get away from Brooks Ghost.
I started messing with calculators before Steamtown (I used the one at Cool Running), but all that went out the window when I made a last-minute decision to try for sub-4. But luckily I had a pacer and didn't even have to think about it.
Great month! Yes, that evil Halloween candy is getting me too! As for pace calculators, I try to avoid them at all costs because they just result in me overanalyzing things! HA!!
Tell me about it this year is flying by, it happens even more now that I have a kid!! I worked in DC for a little while and remember trying to find place to run around there it was a pretty cool place but sometimes hard to run early in the morning or late at night with my weird work schedule. Have fun at your race!
It looks like you had a fantastic October. Halloween is my absolute favorite too which is surprising since I'm a scaredy cat when it comes to ghoulish movies.
Hopefully November is equally great for you. Good luck with your race!
Where the hell this year has gone is beyond me.
Awesome mileage this month! My biking mileage has also been way down- marathon training will do that. Your swim mileage makes me tired just thinking about it. Please teach me to be a fish like you!
"Wake me up" is on repeat all the time for me. freaking awesome song.
Good luck in the weekend races! You pulled a great october. It's my favorite too.
You're running a half this weekend?!?! Why don't I know this?! I can't wait to see you next weekend either!!!!!
I like the McMillan calculator the best. I use it for target paces on all workouts.
I ran Jacksonville back in 2011. My time was about 3 minutes over the McMillan prediction. Great, fast & flat, course and the lentil soup isn't half bad 🙂
Wake me up is a great song. I've had it stuck in my head for awhile. Just found your blog (through reds blog), and think I may hang out awhile if ya don't mind. ;). Kutgw!
Great stats! Congrats on a job well run. Cheers!
Dude time really does fly. It's sometimes depressing! (And I feel old). Glad your training is going well! Eh, who needs the bike 😉