October turned into a very low mileage month for me. 85 miles running total for the month. Zero miles or time on the bike. I could not guess when I had such a low mileage month in the past but I think that it was February - March 2012 maybe.
October was a good break. I needed it. I have been back at this past week logging 68 miles for the week. For some weird reason I want to try to pull off a 300 mile month this month. It has been some time since I have done a month with that many running miles. I really don't have a reason to do it past just wanting to get that strong again. I did a 22 miler yesterday and followed it up with 15 today. I am hoping to log some decent 30 mile days later in the month. I am just not there yet.
Today's 15 miler was tough too. I carried enough fatigue into it from yesterday that after only a few miles the miles seemed to become longer and take way more time than they should just like in the later miles of a ultra. I wanted to do 20 today but shut it down at 15 as I was really starting to get bored and I felt like I had done enough.
I have been test driving a new running pack this past week. My Nathan HPL 2.0 is getting too worn and I wanted to get something that I can carry some more stuff in. I settled on getting an Osprey Rev 6 and so far I like it a lot. It fits well and I can carry all of the extra stuff that I want in it. The downsides.... The front pockets are not that big like on the Nathan Vest and the bladder... Osprey did a fine job over-engineering the bladder and already I am having issues getting the cap back on. Also, it is only a 1.5 liter bladder. I'd like to wedge a 70oz or maybe even a 100oz CamelBak bladder in it if I can. But besides the bladder thing, I really do like the pack.
That's about it. Just happy to be running again.