I hope everyone is enjoying the transition to Fall and the back to school season. Typically, I don't like summer coming to an end, but in this case, I've had enough of this super hot weather. While it is still warm, it's now much easier to find good barefoot running temps in the mornings. I've really enjoyed the month of August and continuing to increase my per run mileage. The first weekend I turned in my first ever 16.25 mile run, on my course which goes straight up Anthony Road all the way to the Tipton County line and back. This is also the course I hurt myself on back in February so it was nice to once again conquer it instead of it conquering me. After each long run, I'm still taking a lot of time off to give my feet time to recover. I take as many as 5 days off after a long run and then may only do 1 or 2 miles that first day back. In fact, I only ran 10 times this whole month which is really pretty low, but again, rest has been the key to my ability to increase my per run mileage in hopes of running a Fall marathon this year.
August Mileage = 65 miles (weekly mileage: 21, 9, 28, 1, 6)