Happy Independence Day! Hope you're having a fun & safe time today.
June came and went quickly, even though I wasn't much of a runner the whole month. Due to my heel injury, I did no running the first three weeks of the month. Thanks to the layoff, plus four weeks of physical therapy and associated exercises, the heel is improved. There is still pain, though, which continues to limiting my running. Since my "comeback" on June 21st, I've not run longer than 6.2 miles. In fact, my longest run since my marathon on May 15th has only been ten miles...and that was my last run before my heel said 'no more' (May 31st).
Numbers-wise, here's how (pathetic) June looked:
Avg pace: 8:27
Long run: 6.2 mi
Avg. HR: 135
Bike trainer: 5
Total time: 3 hrs 55 min
Cycling outdoors: 1
Avg. MPH: 17.2
My total June running mileage is about half an average week during my marathon buildup. Ugh.
I'm running the Run of the Mill 5k next Saturday. Not expecting to put up a great time. I'm using it as a little speedwork heading into Ragnar on July 23/24. Heel willing, I'd like to focus more on speed this month. After Ragnar, I'll switch back to longer, slower runs (with, hopefully some time on hilly trails) in preparation for the Baker Lake 50k. Here's hoping the heel holds up.