As I get closer to the Disney Dopey Challenge (4 straight days of races: 5k, 10k, 13.1, 26.2), my training mileage is obviously increasing week by week and month by month. I decided to look back at the past few months and see what I’ve been hitting. It goes a little something like this:
August – 93 miles
September – 111 miles
October – 130 miles
Looks like the Hal Higdon plan I’m following increases about 20 miles per month. I don’t want to look ahead and do the math to see if that will hold true, I’m just going to keep following it and trust that it will all work out.
That said, I think 130 miles in a month is a pretty good number. I’m happy to have reached that. But I know enough not to get all cocky about it. Here’s why: I have friends who do 100 mile races in a DAY. I have friends who run up to 120 in a WEEK. And the list goes on. So there is always someone doing more, and there are always opportunities to do more. I also have friends who run just a handful of miles a month, it’s all good as long as they’re out there!
Anyway, on to November and many more miles!
As for All Hallows Eve, it went well. The girl wanted to be a cowgirl (we’re assuming this since she can’t really talk, but she is obsessed with her pink cowgirl boots).
My boy wanted to be a ninja. I’m guessing he wanted to be that because he has two imaginary friends who protect our house from a tree in the front yard. They are named Go and Johnny Go. They are ninjas. My wife recently met a famous illustrator named David Hyde Costello, who graciously offered to sketch them for him. Here’s what he drew:
I must go back and say that I can only ASSUME they are imaginary friends, because as my one friend pointed out, if they’re true ninjas, then they cannot be seen! Here’s Griffin in his costume:
And it just so happens that I have access to a ninja outfit as well. So I told him I’d dress up with him, but I don’t do normal costumes, it has to have a twist. I decided on adding a red wig and going as a Ginja (ginger ninja).
So there you have it, another month of run training down, and another successful Halloween!
What about you? How’s your mileage looking? What’s you dress up as for Halloween? Do you have any imaginary friends?