Tuesday, May 6, 2014

April in Review + Goals

April in Review

Total Miles: 65.7 up from 52.2 last month. 2nd highest month of the year. Up from 30.1 last April.

Total Time: 11:23:15 up from 9:14:21 last month. 

Total Runs: 11 runs, for an average of 5.97 miles per run. 

Highest weekly mileage: 4/14-4/20 27.1 miles

Favorite run: Track date with Jenn! I LOATHE mile repeats with every fiber of my being. But add a track, some hardcore wind, and my running buddy Jenn and I feel fast for the first time in years. YAYZIES.

Most hardcore run: Solo 13.1 long run in monster wind. Guess that was prep for most every midwestern half marathon, huh?

Favorite race: I would technically consider this my most hardcore run of the month, but it was my only race, so by default Riverrat Half Marathon takes the cake. The last 6.5 miles in 40+ mph wind gusts and a MONSTER hill that everyone else walked up. Eew. I will save those B.A. points for the next time I'm feeling defeated in a race or hard workout.

Bike Miles: 0. The Bike is back to eyeing me sadly.

Favorite Jam: None. I've been listening to too many audiobooks this month and no tunes.

April Goals
  • Run 100 miles. 65.7 :(
  • Run all 3 long runs as scheduled. (2/3)
  • Do one fast finish LR.
  • Do one LR with 3 minute pickups every 20 minutes. 4.18.14
  • Run all 4 speed sessions as scheduled. 4/4
  • Run a solid half at the end of the month. (revised to be a training run with some harder effort miles so legs would be snappy for the following weekend's race) Yes! Took 3 minutes off my NYC time! Post-grad school PR (is that a thing? PGSPR??)
  • Watch 2 Oscar Best Picture Nominees. Last month I watched 3 or more and this month I haven't had time for any. I blame the excessive vacationing and trying to catch up with real life. ;)
  • Track food intake at least 5 days/week. I did really well the first half of the month, and then stress hit and that went out the window.
  • Every other day core work. Pretty close!
  • Hip stretches and drills every other day.
  • Clean up my eating. 50/50
    • Outside of my trip to Vegas, curb the booze consumption and eating out. Much better!
  • Get 3-5 pounds closer to my race weight as the last weekend of April and first weekend in May are my goal races! I was down 4-5 midway through the month until stress happened. Still down two though, despite eating my feelings!
  • 2 buddy runs (4/2 tempo & mile repeats with Jenn).
  • Read 2014 Printz Winner--Midwinterblood
  • Read a classic novel
  • Find a new place to live when our lease is up! (Feel free to shoot me leads on 2 bedroom places in town that allow dogs!)

1 comment:

Jen Kunze said...

AWESOME stats for April :) I love reading your blog...so I've nominated you for a Liebster Award on my blog Daydreams & Shoestrings: http://daydreamsandshoestrings.com/2014/05/06/liebster-award-round-1/