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Monday, August 1, 2011

Stats as of 31 July 2011

July 2010
49.1 miles
10 hours, 37 minutes
Avg Pace: 13:00/mile
Hadassah 8K (8/1/10): 59:32 (11:59/mile)

July 2011
51.8 miles -- 2.7 miles more than in 2010
11 hours, 12 minutes -- 35 minutes longer than in 2010
Avg Pace: 12:59/mile -- 1 second faster than in 2010
Hadassah 8K: 58:03 (11:41/mile)

Year Totals:
344.1 miles at 12:48 per mile

July is always a little bit lighter in mileage than other months because I go on vacation for the 4th of July (usually, and I did this year -- I SWEAR there's a trip report coming).  This July looks almost like a carbon copy of last July!  I did manage to PR yesterday at this year's Hadassah 8K (I will write a race report for this, too!).

Training for the New York City Marathon is going well - my group will be doing our 18 mile training run next Saturday.  As the schedule looks now, we are expected to do training runs up to 26 miles, which will be a first for me.  Running the full marathon distance is suggested in Jeff Galloway's training schedules, but up to now I've only ever completed 23 miles in training.  We'll see what happens, my group is supposed to have a pow wow on it during our next run.

In other news, I have been biking this summer as well.  There isn't much to say about it, though.  Most of my rides are the same - 11 miles on the NCR trail.  I turn around just before Mile Marker 6, at my "favorite spot on the trail".

Jake at my favorite spot on the trail on Monday
I've been making it out on the bike about once a week, but I missed a couple of weeks after my vacation.  I've been spending my cross training time in July mostly scuba diving.  Saturday, we went into the quarry to do certification dives with the people in our Open Water class this month.  It's always nice to see some new divers on their first dives ever.  :)

Happy August!  Can you believe it's August already?  Where is this year going?!

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