Ultimate Coffee Date #26

Comfy seat 

Then let’s get this coffee date started!

If we were sitting down for coffee I would tell you that July has been an EPIC month of running.

SAAC Run for Ray

July saw me in the last phase of my Peaks and Trails training plan.

I knew it was going to be a big month of running.

In June 2015, I had the challenge of running every day.

In that particular month, I covered 203km.  There were 2 days where I did 2 big hikes, which I classified as runs due to the elevation intensity.

In July 2016 however I ‘officially’ smashed out 200km of running kilometres, my total result for July; was 218km.

That is the furthest I have ever run in a month.

Matilda 10k July

In addition to running the furthest, I also climbed the highest I have ever climbed.

Every month Strava has a climbing challenge.  Last month saw the challenge being 2,000m of elevation. I was able to smash out 2,956m.

The Strava Climbing Challenge for July was 3,000m.  I figured I would be able to achieve that, no worries.

One of my trail runs ended up just being a road run, due to being called into work unexpectedly.  With not-so-ideal weather conditions, this particular run only had an elevation gain of 80m, instead of my usual 400-500m.

With my last trail run on the last day of the month, I honestly did not think I was going to make it.

Once the data was uploaded, I happily discovered that I clocked over 3,059 of elevation.

See I told you July was EPIC.

Total Distance: 974km
Monthly Average: 139km
2016 Prediction: 1669km

If we were sitting down for coffee I would tell you that the kids have really enjoyed their running.

Miles had the run of his life in Rupanyup, having his best run to date. Covering the 1km in a time of 5:22, and winning the sub-junior race with a race time of 8:07.

Kayla’s running is also improving.  She placed 6th in this run, running the 1km in 4:52.

I didn’t win any SAAC races in July.  The closest being 2nd in the S&K Watson handicap.

My pace was fairly consistent throughout the run.

This particular track however had a downhill start and an uphill finish.

It wasn’t until the final turn and on the home stretch that I thought I had a possibility of winning this race.

I tried to charge down Sven, but with an uphill finish, it was hard work.

If their race were another 50-60m I would have just pipped him.  In the end, I had to settle for 2nd place.

SAAC RunMum July 5km

You can read the full race report of that particular run here.

If we were sitting down for coffee what would you tell me?

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