I usually don't advertise my monthly mileage totals, because they're not that impressive. But looking back, I didn't do too bad in November. Mileage was in the 30's 3 out of the 4 weeks; and a race was run. I feel justified in blowing my horn, just a tiny bit.
So, total mileage for November is 130 miles (yeah, yeah, not earth-shattering, but in case some of you are not tired of hearing this already, let me point out to my "I've been recovering from injury" excuse again).
After the Turkey Trot on Saturday, my quads were killing me...I'm told this could happen when you run a PR-worthy race with little to no speedwork prior to the race. I soldiered on through 6 miles of running/walking on Monday and 7 miles yesterday. Tonight, I head to the gym...not sure yet what I will be in the mood for...maybe spinning?
Glenn came up with the plan of doing a race a month next year and in this new, race-crazy mood that I find myself in, I needed no convincing. In the process of unearthing fun/challenging/unusual 2010 races in NY/NJ, here's what I came up with. Some of them are local races and not all are up yet. I am not going to commit to running all of them (or even some of them!) but they looked interesting and I wanted to share a few. Has anyone done any of these races before?
Freezing Cold Hash Run
Browning Ross Winter Series 10-miler
Celebrate Life Half Marathon
Indian Trails 15K - I have done this race before and it thoroughly kicked my butt last time. This time, I have a couple of hill runs under my belt, so it'll be interesting to see who kicks who's butt.
Towpath Training Run - This run (note: not race) with the club was a ton of fun this year. Hopefully, I can run/walk/crawl it next year.
Running With The Devil - This one is way beyond the scope of my imagination, let alone execution, but it sounds good and adds color to my list!
Navesink Challenge 15K - The race is not up yet, but the website says the race course comprises legendary hills which were created in the last Ice Age...intriguing!
Hot Chili Challenge
Hashathon 6-mile trail race - Another hilly one.
Now, because you're all my favorite people and a little more competition won't kill me, let me give you a little hint: hurry over to Erica's blog and try your luck at her Aurorae yoga mat giveaway.