As October comes to a close and I can now catch a glimpse of the beginning of the end of my 8th marathon training cycle, I want to celebrate my biggest running month since I started this crazy sport.
As I’ve written before, I am increasing my weekly mileage for CIM on the idea (well documented in running books, etc) that to really excel in a marathon one has to train at 70+ miles a week in order to build the sort of long distance endurance and strength needed to hold a speedy pace for the entire race.
That said, I’ve had a great month. October is my peak month for CIM training.
This month I ran 325.78 miles.
Not bad for a guy with 2 kids who play different sports, who has a full-time job, and who has to rise at 3:50 AM each day to get it all in!
This is 86 more miles than last October.
What’s really cool about this is that my average HR for October 2012 is 6 beats per minute lower than the same time period last year.