Monday, June 2, 2014

May in Review + Goals

May in Review

Total Miles: 61.5 down from 65.7 last month.  Up from 45.1 last May.

Total Time: 9:57:55 down from 11:23:15 last month. Which I'm totally okay with. 90 minutes less of running for roughly the same mileage. Wahoo! Speeding up!

Total Runs: 11 runs, for an average of 5.59 miles per run. 

Highest weekly mileage: 5/12-5/18 22.5 miles

Favorite run
800m repeats at the track with Jenn. My legs felt like they were flying.

And a 12 mile long run at a faster pace than two of my spring half marathons. 

Most hardcore run
Hands down, mile repeats in the extreme heat last week. Woof. Still managed my fastest repeats in years. And as I realized during the final repeat, my mile pace was faster than my half mile repeat pace from earlier this spring! That's insane, and I puffy heart love seeing progress.

Favorite race
Brookings Half Marathon--PGSPR

Bike Miles: 25

Favorite Jam: I put Fancy on my playlist, and it has been in my head for a week now. Ollie's name before I adopted her was Fancy, so this song always cracks me up. 

May Goals

I kind of sucked at my goals for the month. I let myself slack a little bit, knowing that I have an intense marathon cycle coming in June. I want to be sure I'll be able to focus for that long, so I tried to be less strict this month. 
  • Run 100 miles.
  • Run three long runs as scheduled. (Skipped one LR this month. 2/3 5.16.14, 5.2.14)
  • Do one fast finish LR. (did another one with pickups instead, helps keep my glutes engaged) 
  • Do one LR with 3 minute pickups every 20 minutes. 5.16.14
  • Run all three speed sessions as scheduled. (3/3) 
  • Run a strong half in Brookings (post-grad school PR pgspr!). 9 minute PGSPR from the weekend before! 
  • Watch 2 Oscar Best Picture Nominees. (1/2 Her 5.17.14)
  • Track food intake on days I don't run.
  • Every other day core work, hip stretches, and drills.
  • Learn 2 new recipes.
  • Get a couple of pounds closer to my race weight for May races and the start of marathon training in June. Oops, I did the opposite after the Brookings race... :/
  • 2 buddy runs. (2 sets of 800 repeats, tempo run!)
  • 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!) Decided to stick it out another year at our current place and avoid paying another $500 non-refundable pet deposit. Boo but YAY for not spending all of May panicking about packing, moving, and unpacking!

1 comment:

Kristin Miller said...

Fantastic month! Moving is HIGHLY overrated in my humble opinion!!! Do one or two small things to your place to make it better, it will definitely give you a boost!!!