I kicked off my official Half/ Full Training August 6th. Since then I have been running 3-4 times a week. Even with starting a little late in August I had my highest mileage month ever with 63 miles and so far I am already at 47 miles for the month of September.
This past Saturday I had my farthest training run ever at 15 miles. Average pace was 10:30. I feel like I am off to a good start so far. I am trying to take extra care of my hip flexors and IT band by doing extra stretching and foam rolling daily. I applied KT Tape for my long run but it fell off in the humidity. I must get better at applying it. (Tips?)
Adding mileage too fast is a no-no so I am trying to not get over zealous. The Full I am aiming for is not til 2-2-14 so I have plenty of time. Staying healthy is key especially since I have several races I will be participating in before then.
Due to the 3-4 hour long runs ahead I asked a question on Facebook recently: Podcasts or Music? I got all kinds of replies from audiobooks, podcasts such as: Another Mother Runner, the Marathon Show, the Extra Mile, and Mickey Miles. Some run with nothing if running with friends, I personally like RockMyRun. I find it helps keep my pace up and Podcasts slow me down a bit. Although I may give podcasts a try just to change it up. The key is to do what works for you. What gets you out that door?
Do you have any podcasts or audiobook suggestions? What gets you past that 20 mile training mark?