Thursday, December 1, 2011

Welcome December

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,



  1. Such an awesome November Jeff!! Cannot wait to see you crank out an amazing 2012!
    Btw-you better buy that Tiffany ring for that awesome wife of yours! ;)

  2. Great job on your month! I hope you have an even better December.

  3. i wish i was running the LaPorte Half Marathon this year. it's such a blast!

    great post!

  4. Tiffany??? A cracker jack one is good enough, your gear is too expensive for Tiffany

    Have fun this weekend

  5. 178 miles with all those rest/recovery days!!?!? Crazy!

    I want to see that daily run average past 10 miles in December. I don't think that should be an issue.

    Good luck with the sausage on a stick race.

    PS: Don't believe what you hear. Annie doesn't need no Tiffany ring. She is getting a trip to Hawaii instead!

  6. I can't believe you only got 178 miles... you are such a slacker! :)

    Good luck this weekend with the "slow" run. :)

  7. 178 miles is awesome, but 270? What? What? That is incredible and at the same time makes me jealous, which in turn might qualify me for insane!

    Sausage On A Stick is hilarious especially the pic from last year. That is just pure awesome!

    Thanks for the well wishes. I hope that I can lead the Texan charge to Boston.....

  8. I want to come to the sausage on a stick race. I mean, That just rocks. Loved the picture from last year.

    SOLID month. December will be huge for you as well!! AWESOME.

  9. What? 178 Miles in a month? That's insane! Good for you. Keep it up!

  10. Dude, why do I love reading your blog? because you are going BACK to sausage on a stick race AND you will forever call it that haha.

    Nice mileage man. Glad the legs are holding up!

  11. It's inconceivable to me that the year is almost up.

  12. holy shitballs, 178 miles in november? i only did 177. HA JK - awesome november jeff, and looking forward to seeing what dec and 2012 have in store for you.

  13. 270 miles in one month?!?!? I remember when biking that much in a month was a conquest!

    Go get em Jeff!

  14. You had a killer month, Jeff! Can't wait to see what 2012 brings for you.

  15. Awesome job in November! 178 miles! Wow!
    and thanks for all the support for me on my marathon this Sat! I appreciate all the comments and advice.

  16. man you are en fuego!
    solid roll you are on looks like an awesome December setup...sick!


  17. French fries, almighty! Them's a LOT o' miles, Jeff!

  18. Only 178 miles... pfft, slacker. Seriously dude, you are a BEAST!!!

  19. Are you training for a marathon or something? Joke.

  20. Sounds like you had a great running month. I can't wait to start getting more and more mileage under my belt. I feel like 2012 will be a great running season.

    Happy running!