Can you guys believe we are already in the last month of 2011?
It seems like just the other day we were all planning our races for this year and now it is almost over!
Time flies when your having fun, right?
November was a solid month here at the Carrot headquarters.
Three running races were completed (click below for race reports):
Rocky Raccoon 50K
San Antonio RnR Half Marathon
The Woodlands 5mi Turkey Trot
Total run volume for November came in at 178mi. This was a little short of what I wanted but with taper and recovery it was necessary to take a few days off from running. Of the 30 days in November three were spent racing, 11 were taken as off days for recovery or taper, and the remaining 16 were for training.
When I did run the average distance was 9.36mi per run, so that was not too shabby!
After the 50k at the beginning of the month I only ran once in the six days following the race. I actually felt okay but decided the prudent thing to do was to get some solid rest and the San Anton HM was the next weekend so it was a mini-taper.
As for December, this Sunday is the LaPorte Half Marathon (Sausage on a Stick race) which I will be running at a slightly slower Marathon pace (7:14/mi) per my training plan. This is the only race scheduled for December so it will be a great opportunity to pile on the volume. According to my plan I should finish December around 270 total miles run - should be a fun month!
Good luck to all the blogger buddies racing Vegas this weekend! And especially to Jason who is attempting to BQ!
Thanks for Reading,