What A Month

In the beginning of July, I signed up for Run MA Challenge, That is run/walk 645 miles. I got 2 badges: Mt. Greylock and North Shore. I am at 79.6 miles but was hoping 90 miles. The trick is to get the miles in but not not increase weekly mileage fast and get injured. Part of the problem is the heat. We had heat waves each week in New England. I melt in the heat which makes me walk not run. Still biking and swim 2 times a week. As athletes, we beat ourselves up when we don’t reach our goals in the train. So we have a constant internal fight between our body and mind. We need to be guarded and listen to the body because this can lead to injury. I will push forward to reach the next badge before end of August which is 67 miles for New Hampshire. Stay safe and healthy!

Published by Pam Houck

Work in the health industry as personal trainer, running and multi-sport coach. As an athlete with celiac disease and asthma, I don't let it limit me to compete in road races and triathlons.

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