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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.
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.
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.
You can read the full race report of that particular run here.
If we were sitting down for coffee what would you tell me?