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Jun 2, 2011

May recap...

3 miles of running today!  Yahoo!  Back at it but slowly!  I could really feel my muscles working hard to keep me going.  2 was on the schedule but I was feeling Ok at the time to do another mile.  I probably should have just did two.  Live and learn.  I'm sure the runs will start to get easier again as time goes on.

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Here a little recap of my May:

Running - 133 miles of running in May - including my first marathon(Blah, blah, blah....yes, I know you are already tired of hearing about it.  Haha.  Too bad!  Lower miles due to the taper.

Biking - 10 miles; really?  Slacker!  Only 1/4 what I normally do.  I really need to get back to this especially since it's nicer outside.

Weights - 4 workouts in May; yikes!  1/2 what I normally do.

The plan is to get back to cross training twice a week after this week.

I'm also considering training with similar miles of my marathon training but maybe be a little more flexible on it.  I'm considering running the full Detroit Marathon instead of the half.

Fortunately I have until October 1 to decide that so I'll know if I'm ready or not(it's on 10/16).  If I'm not ready, I'll stick with the half marathon and hopefully have an awesome time for the half since I'll have trained more than needed for the half.  My goal is 1:39:59 for the half.

I also need to work on nutrition.  I need to get used to getting more calories in me before and during my long runs so I can be fueled and ready to run another marathon without the slow down in the last four miles.

Question of the day:  Have you lacked on anything in your training lately?




Have a great day and.....Keep Running.

11 comments:

  1. I was being a total slacker with strength training but have picked it up significantly over the past 2 weeks

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  2. That's awesome you're already thinking of another full! Good news :)

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  3. I totally feel the difference when I slack on the cross training...I caught up on your marathon race reports, CONGRATS!!!!!

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  4. You had a great month!! My running was exactly where I wanted it for May. I didn't do what most consider cross training, but now that I'm digging in my gardens I did everything I wanted in May. :) I only hope I can keep it up. And, biking? What is this thing you write of?

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  5. I think that picture should be replaced with one of me. My May recap would be more like: missed 90% of my workouts (thanks marsh fires), did no strength training (really need to get on that), did no core training (a strong core will help my running? really?) and did maybe 3 days of cross-training. I'm with Suzy - biking? Ugh. Still, I'm hoping the marsh fires here are put out soon so I can return to running... and all that other stuff.

    Run on.

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  6. That's awesome that you loved your marathon so much that you're considering running another this year! I really hope I have the same feelings after mine!

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  7. I can't wait to read your race report. That's awesome that you're considering another full!!! My training has lacked MILES lately. That and hydration. I'm getting back at it though.

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  8. I've slacked on stretching and foam rolling. I must make more time for each of these!

    I am running the full in October too! I say go for it!!

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  9. I've been lacking in my mileage lately. I have a half marathon on Saturday and only ran 85 miles in May. But I hope June will bring more miles, and my goal for my half isn't to PR. I've adjusted my goals and expectations from this race.

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  10. Hey there, new reader (and fellow Detroiter) here! Love your blog so far, and I can absolutely commiserate with you on the lack in training. I ran the Kalamazoo Marathon a few weeks back and have done more or less nothing since then. But, since the weather's finally turned, I suppose now's the time to head back out!

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  11. You aren't slacking, tapering and recovering : )
    I REALLY should do weight training, but I'm lacking motivation...darn it!
    Jessie Pants

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