I was able to wrap up May with 10 supersonic miles...okay, not really I manged a 10:30 average pace. Maybe if I stop spacing long runs so far apart I will feel stronger.
Run buddy is recovering from the flu so she came and ran the first hour with me, which really helped the time to go by fast. I do enjoy the 4 x 1 because it's nice to enjoy the walk break together.
I finished about 9 a.m. and even with sunscreen I still got a bit pink. I really don't like getting any sun, so I guess I am going to have to work on earlier than 7 a.m. on weekends. I like to sleep though!
I am begrudgingly getting use to running with my hydration pack, but I still don't love it. It would be
impossible, suicidal, irresponsible to not carry it though, I drank about a half liter today. I looked really rough when I got done. I sweated so much as the sun was getting stronger, I had to detour a few seconds and use a sprinkler to flush my eyes. They were burning from all the sweat...gross. I could not wait to shower!
Since I am not really training for anything I just have a few big picture things.
First- my yearly goal is to at least match my mileage from 2013
2013- 834 miles
2014- 444 miles so far, so I am halfway there
Second- work out four times a week. Nailed that in May :)
So far this year I only blew that goal twice. I had a week in February and one in March where I only got three workouts done.
May miles - 102
two long runs -
3rd - 10 miles
31st - 10 miles
The rest of my miles were all in short runs. I am thrilled with my numbers this month, I rarely have 100 mile months, but oddly I didn't feel super strong most of the time. I would say the majority of runs I really had to work to keep moving forward, no smooth sailing feeling much; which is why I ended with a bunch of shorter runs.
My diet and hydration have been fairly consistent, so the only thing I can figure is my lack of sleep is affecting my energy levels. I don't roll well with 6 or 7 hours a night and that happened on a very regular basis. I really need a few 9 hour nights a week to feel in tip top shape.
Highlights of the month -
...and I accepted a new position working in an elementary school office, but I don't start till August. I work my current job until June 30th.
Our canceled Glow Run - we still managed to salvage the fun and run Glow Run Post
What highlights did you enjoy in May? Tell me anything :) Are you excited to be heading into June?