June Running in Review


June was an awesome feeling month for running and it also went by so fast! I got in my first full month of marathon and also into double digit long runs.

I think my favorite part of running this month is the runs Mike has joined me on. It's nice to know there's someone else there with you, even if that someone is on a bike and meeting up with you at certain spots. We're getting into longer runs for July and I'm excited for Mike to be there with me (and also the idea that he could carry stuff for me if needed).

None of my runs have been horrible but I'm still getting used to the heat and I had to go on the treadmill for a couple of runs. Hopefully that doesn't happen for any of my long runs since six miles was enough on that! This June was both my highest mileage June and fastest paced June since I started tracking back in 2014, not surprising since I'm marathon training now and I've gotten much faster in the last year.

Diet-wise, I've been continuing with the higher macros that I set up from the beginning of marathon training. I'm still up from my idea range but my weight has been slowly creeping down and my running performance has been feeling great. I'll be talking more about this next week after I do measurements again but I'm not too worried. My clothes are still fitting the same so I'm guessing it's a combination of water retention and alcohol intake that's causing my weight to be higher.

I still haven't finished An Echo in the Bone but I'm so close to the end. I should finish it in the next couple of days since I have about two hours left in it. Not too bad for working my way through a 46 hour audiobook. I have the next book in the Outlander series, Written in My Own Heart's Blood, ready to go and after 45 hours of that I will be all caught up on the series!

But, I think I'm going to listen to a different book in-between them. I have How Bad Do You Want It? by Matt Fitzgerald downloaded and I think I'll do a little non-fiction "reading" before finishing off Outlander. It's an eight hour focus on mental toughness in regards to racing and sounds pretty interesting. I'll do a review once I'm finished with it.

How did your June go?