Hello, my running friends! Where have you been? (Or where have I been?)
It has been far too long between dates, so grab those running shoes and let’s catch up with all things running related.
Wow! What a quarter it has been. There are been ups, there have been downs, and there have been many adventures in-between.
First, there was the epic adventure of UTA22, which you can read all about it here, here & here.
I have also started training for my first ultra!
May Running Statistics
Distance – 152km
Total Hours – 20h
Longest Distance – 24km
Number of Activities – 19
The highlight for May was definitely UTA. This is an event to put on your bucket list.
A week later, saw me sweeping the Run the Gap course. If I hadn’t had run UTA a week prior, I properly would have enjoyed this a lot more.
However, I was tired, mentally and physically. I had a pain in my back, that progressively got worse. It meant that when I sat down, I found it really difficult to get upright again.
In hindsight, I should not have swept the course, with the issue I had.
To make matters worse, I lost the 15km marker. I didn’t realise that I had lost it until I got to around the 18km point. Thinking it couldn’t have been far, I went back for it. I was furious! I mean how could I have lost something!
Did I find it? Nope. I gave up after backtracking 3km (because that would mean I had done an extra 6k).
Feeling shitty, I got picked up. It was just as well, cause by now, I was in so much pain.
Needless to say, I had to go visit the chiro the Monday after. Somehow I tore a muscle, this was causing the pain, and for my hips to lock up.
A few days off work, and I had the rest of May off to rest.
June Running Statistics
Distance – 207km
Total Hours – 25h
Longest Distance – 19.1km
Number of Activities – 30
My ultra training officially kicked up in June.
June also saw me get some much-needed replacement running shoes.
Oh, and a birthday too, but it was a sad event (just a crap day all around).
Total Running Distance – 1,025km
Total Cycling Distance – 144 km
2019 Running Prediction – 2050km
To be honest I’m not sure that that running total is correct, as I have 900 and something on my phone. I may have taken into account, some walks, hikes and bike rides. Though I’m not too worried, as I know with my training load increasing I will get to 2019km for the year. When? Who knows.
Until next time, be bright, be kind and go seek adventures.
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