I won't be running tomorrow as we have visitors and grandchildren so today is the 'de facto' end of July. So how did it go? Well, ....OK I guess. I'm a little disappointed that I didn't reach 100K a month again, as I did in May and June. It started well with 14K on the 2nd but then there were several fallow periods of little or no running. But it's not all gloom - I managed a respectable 84.6K in the month, at an average of 6 mins 15 secs per kilometre. And I finished the month in fine style this afternoon with 10.01K in 1hour & 36 seconds. I'm pleased with that.
I'm pleased because I'm using that as my benchmark time for August. Let me explain. I'm doing the Great Yorkshire Run (10K) at the end of September, but we're away quite a lot in September so August will have to be the key training month. I'm looking at a programme which looks like 5-0-7-0-5-12-0 every week. I think I can do that throughout August and that should give me a good level of fitness for intermittent 'maintenance' running in September before the GYR. Fingers crossed!! And, as a bonus, if I can do that it'll give me 116K in August. Truly, August will be a wicked month!!