Tuesday, July 1, 2014

June Recap

June has always been my favorite month of the year. It was the beginning of School Summer break when I was growing up, my birthday is in June, and the weather finally gets warm enough to go swimming. This year it seemed to be a very busy month for me. I ran a tough 15 mile trail race, went on vacation, had my birthday, and I ran for over 100 miles for the month. I did suffer a little with my cross training though as I found myself short on time and motivation for it most days. But that is why I do these recaps, so I can see where I am in my training and what I need to start or continue working on.

June Stats

Total Miles - 107 miles
Longest Run - 15 miles
Total Time - 18:21:26 (hrs: mins: secs)
Elevation Gain - 7,756 ft.

June Races

June 8th - Holcomb Valley Trail Run (recap)

Official Time: 2:37:51
Overall Place: 22 out of 85
Age Group Place: 10 out of 13


I have exceeded 100 miles for a second month in a row which I am proud of. All the other categories for the month were a little lower but I am alright with that. I feel that June was a successful month for me and my running. I haven't chosen a marathon for the end of the year yet. There are just too many great ones out there. I do realize that I will have to pick one soon though so I can make sure I can be ready for the course.

Big Bear Lake, CA

Path I ran during my vacation

All sweaty from a good run

Bolsa Chica Path
At a Dodger game on my birthday

July Plans

I have two races planned for the month of July. I have the Apple Valley Firecracker 10k on July 4th. After that I have the Xterra Snow Valley Trail Run 21k at the end of the month on July 27th.  I really hope that July will be just as awesome as June was.

Stat Total for the Year

Total Miles - 478
Longest Run - 15.9 miles
Total Time - 82:31:42 (hrs: mins: secs)
Elevation Gain - 35,724 ft.

How was your month of June?


  1. Great job Speedy. Sounds like it was a fabulous birthday month with plenty of miles logged. The Snow Valley Trail run sounds fun!

    Not a bad June here either. Now to get around to writing that recap.....

  2. Looks like June was full of fun, running, and running fun! I'm so far behind on entering my miles in the tracker. I know June did not end how I wanted with my knee acting up, but still a good month over here.

    1. It really was a good way to start the summer. Glad you had a good month besides the knee.