16 runs |13:08 hours | 140.4 kilometers
June (for me) is one of the best time of the year, my love for rains and for the enjoyment of running in the rains. It’s time to get all soaked up.
Last year I ran just once in the month of June, and in contrast to that I am a lot happier this year to have completed 140+ kms in a single month. I nailed it this time around 😉
Goodbye heat, Hello rains! 😀
The best thing about running in the rains is that, it is gloomy throughout the day and the weather is beautiful (picturesque). I can oversleep and go for a run at anytime during the day and I don’t have to worry about the heat or the overhead sun. I become a little kid running around splashing through the puddles. 😂
Running in the rains is really, really fun. I become that “crazy runner” who’s out there in the rain (mostly all alone), getting those kilometers done no matter what.
I can’t believe that I successfully completed the first 16 weeks (phase 1) of my annual training cycle for 2017. During these 16 weeks “thrice a week” plan, I skipped 7 out of 48 planned sessions and covered a distance of 421 kms.
All my runs in these past months were at General Aerobic and Lactate Threshold pace during the weekdays and easy paced Recovery runs over the weekends.
Completion Rate of 85% | 41/48 runs | 421/504 kms
After the first week of June, I moved to a 14 weeks “four times a week” plan (i.e. phase 2 of my annual training cycle), which will go on until mid-September.
With this phase, I introduced Medium Long Runs (MLRs between 18K – 24K) into my weekly schedule. So my week would now look something like this,
- General Aerobic run (weekday),
- Lactate Threshold run (weekday),
- Recovery run (Friday or Saturday),
- Medium Long run (weekend).
Highlight of this month was the Strava Mile promotional event, wherein I attempted a couple of Miles in 06:26 and 06:17 minutes respectively.