Monthly Wrap-Up: December 2018

This month was about getting ready for the Charleston Half Marathon. For the most part, it was a good month, although I didn’t finish as strong as I’d like.

December 2018
Total Mileage:
107.33 miles
Average Pace: 11:21/mile
Number of Runs: 20
Last Month (November 2018): 67.02 miles
Last Year (December 2017): 89.44 miles
Races: None

Total Mileage for 2018: 1,150.08 miles

I’m glad I did that thing where I ended the last run of the year with an extra .18.

I missed a couple of days due to our winter storm, and missed another day due to my sore calf, but I still had a pretty solid month.

Best Run: December 8, 9.01 miles, 11:03/mile

Holy crap, this was a great run. I was doing pretty well, then I decided to take off on the last mile, and I ran that last mile in 8:53(!), in all likelihood my fastest mile of the year. And that was after running 8 miles. (Then again, the fastest mile I ever ran was on the last mile of a 10 mile race, so maybe I shouldn’t be so surprised.)

Shout out to my December 1 run, also a long run (only 8 miles) with a significantly faster last mile.

Worst Run: December 26, 4.01 miles, 11:37/mile

Unfortunately, this one had another run to compete with, December 15, when I made it 9.16 miles (out of a scheduled 10) in really miserable wet conditions. December 26 had a sore calf, though. Actual pain beats plain old suffering. Both runs sucked in different ways. Also, on December 26, I was supposed to run 50 minutes, and I ended up running just over 46 minutes (and part of that was just trying to get up to 4.01 miles).

I have to say, outside of those two runs, it was a good month.

Next month (Hey, this’ll be early enough that I can actually do a preview of the next month), I’ve got the Charleston Half Marathon on January 12. After that, recovery, and then, well, I don’t know yet.