Friday, May 3, 2013

April Recap


Total run mileage: 57
Highest weekly run mileage: 
# Runs: 14
# Rest days: 15
# Cross-training workouts: Like 3. Whoops.
# Races: 1
     - Nike Women's DC Inaugural Half Marathon { Expo | Race }

Favorite run: Despite not meeting my goal, I'm going to go with Nike DC. Beautiful course (even if at times I apparently had no idea where I was), amazing spectator crowd, and obviously a great weekend with my sister, sorority sisters, and the same women I'd consider some of my running besties. Wonderful weekend overall, but I definitely loved running DC!

Current obsession: Finding the next goal race. Suggestions welcome: fast, flat, and sub-2-able. 

Most hardcore run: This speedwork session the Wednesday prior to Nike. I knew I'd been making progress through our Wednesday sessions, but this was the one where, first, I really dragged myself out of bed in the morning, and then magic happened. Fastest 5 400s ever - all five of them!
Current need: Re-focus. Finding some mellowness again and allowing myself a little re-coup time before I focus on a race again. Not an easy thing, given that 

Current song: I love this. It's obnoxious and catchy and the lyrics crack me up. If you haven't heard it yet, where have you been?

Current triumph: Finally achieving the point where I can say "Holy crap, I ran a 7:36 PR last weekend." That my friends, is almost a full mile's time in a race like that for me. Pretty substantial. And I suppose that's something to really be proud of - and I guess that does go to show that Track Tuesdays are working, running with some faster folks at group run Saturdays is working, and that I'm definitely making progress. More to come for fall for sure!

Current goal: Finding some races for the fall, and re-establishing a new sub-2 goal race. 

Another goal is to really let myself recoup and find some peace within my own head before jumping into anything. Allowing myself a super easy week (aka I haven't run at all or hit a gym since Sunday, and only plan on running 'easy' at tomorrow's group run). I want to get into some cross-training and weight training so I can get back in a routine before jumping into a full out race plan over summer. Wheels are a-turnin'! 

What are your biggest accomplishments from this month? Goals for May?


  1. I suspect you probably don't want to wait that long, but AthHalf is very PR-able - it was my first (and only) sub-2. I also have some friends who'll be running the Area 13.1 in Roswell in August, supposedly flat and fast.

    1. Yeah.... not sure how long I want to wait. Not sure at all. :) I hear the Area 13.1 is a great race - considering checking it out!

    2. It's tough because half marathons (and PRs!) are pretty hard to come by during the summer months.

    3. Most definitely. Time will only tell. For now... it's a break.