June 2013 Training Stats

July 3, 2013 — Leave a comment

My running “career” is less than two years long and I’ve had numerous highs so far; however, June 2013 was the downer month to date…

It started out with 10-days of rest imposed because of knee issues, followed by a return to running in a new and different way…that has been tough to swallow. My pre-injury average pace of 8:46 (4/12-4/13) has now been replaced by a run/walk program ratio of 3:1 that has resulted in a two-month, average pacing of 10:00. It’s frustrating, to say the least; but at least my doctor is still allowing me to run.  My wife and I have had our share of “new normal” things over the past seven months, so this is just adding to the mix for me.  I’m pressing on, but it still is tough.

I had one business trip this month and I actually had some nice run sessions while in Chicago – logging a total of 55.25 miles over four sessions with a bum knee!

  • HIGH: Ran the San Francisco Marathon – 2nd Half…beating my goal…completing the Half It All Challenge!
  • LOW: My knee issues (same as last month…)

As far as new equipment:

  • I picked up a pair of Hoka One One Bondi Speeds this month.  Having read that they might be easier on my knee(s), I took a chance and ordered a pair (maybe I was reaching.) I have almost 90 miles in them already and really like them. I went with my size (didn’t up-size) and like the fit, though my toes do seem to rub the end of the toe box a bit (read: black toes!) I probably should write a post about them in July…
  • I started using KT Tape on my knee and it seems to help, though it definitely isn’t preventing issues.  I have tried the full knee and outer knee apps and they do seem to help.  I even sacrificed some leg hair!  (OK, maybe this is reaching too.)

Anyway, here are the stats for the month that was June 2013:

Running [14 sessions]


  • Total: 125.67 [-10.68 from May]
  • Shortest run: 2.15 [-1.23 from May]
  • Longest run: 18.51 [-12.49 from May]
  • YTD: 991.71


  • Overall Avg: 10:14 [+:28 from May]
  • Slowest Avg: 12:12 [-:34 from May]
  • Fastest Avg: 9:21 [+1:22 from May]
  • YTD Avg: 9:00

Total Running Time:

  • 21.28 hours or 1,277 minutes [-2:36:00 from May]
  • YTD: 150.47 hours or 9,027.98 minutes


Cycling [0 sessions]


  • No biking in May
  • YTD: 186.95


  • No biking in May
  • YTD Avg: 16.1 mph

Total Cycling Time:

  • No biking in May
  • YTD: 11.6 hours or 696 minutes


Training Program(s):

  • Pre-SF Marathon – 2nd Half: This was totally unstructured – which is something that I have not done since I started running. I’ve always had a plan… With having to rest and my knee issues, I basically tried to run as much as I could manage so my fitness level remained close to the same.
  • Pre-SF Marathon – 2nd Half: Still totally unstructured. Since I really did not have a “run/race” that I was preparing for, things were in limbo… I am mixing in cycling a bit more to rest my knee and remain active.


Caloric Stats:

  • Consumed: 96,105 [+1,359 from May]
  • Burned: 15,566 [-4,328 from May]
  • YTD: C: 613,127 / B: 129,342


Races Completed:

  • 6/16: San Francisco Marathon – 2nd Half [report coming.  I have not been motivated to write this one…]
  • Race Count: Month: 1 / YTD: 7 / Lifetime: 33
    • 5k: 0 / 0 / 7
    • 10k: 0 / 0 / 2
    • Half Marathon: 1 / 5 / 14
    • Marathon: 0 / 1 / 2
    • 50K: 0 / 1 / 1
    • Other: 0 / 0 / 7


Training Journal – 7/3/13:

  • Current plan: Not sure right now…looking at options for a run in July
  • Today’s session: Cross Train: 60 minute bike ride
  • Comments: I rode 59:38 minutes for 16.13 miles @ 16 mph avg.

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