No. 1276

With every run, I think I’m going to come back and blog about so many things … but I really just run out of time and energy to pound out my thoughts on a keyboard.

I’m just fine getting through Richmond Marathon like this …

KEEPING THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE

I feel like I should be running more, but this month will end up being the second highest mileage month of the year, far exceeding what I did in January and February this year when I was prepping for Blue Ridge.

HEAT, HUMIDITY AND OTHER LONG RUN BATTLES

My long run the week before last was TERRIBLE. So many things just seemed to collapse at once, so I stopped my planned 13-14 miler at 10 miles. Nothing wrong with stopping at this point in my training.

This past weekend’s run was much better, but then I ventured off to a neighborhood with some big-time hills I wasn’t expecting. I got to 12 miles and felt like I hit a wall.

It’s a battle I face as I continue to build my endurance for several years of not running much due to my injuries.

GOAL?

I don’t have a goal time for the Richmond Marathon, but I’m starting to think I should come up with something.

WHAT I’M LISTENING TO

I have gotten overly hooked on a “live” playlist that I just keep adding to. It’s drawing some emotions while I run that I haven’t felt in a long time.

Here' are a couple of my recent favorites:

That’s all for now … let’s get to September!