I feel like each month I look back at my training and say “I had high goals and then I didn’t achieve them”. So far in 2014, I am three for three in those thoughts. Despite that mindset and not making my original goals, I’ve had three solid months of training.
Anyways on to March training:
Shamrock Half Marathon (1:25.29)
BOMF 5 Miler (31:10)
Total miles: 310 (Goal 300)
Longest run: 15.5
Shortest run: Warm up 2 miles
Best Run: Shamrock Half Marathon
Best Training Run: Tempo run before Shamrock. 6 miles easy, 6 miles fast.
Range of pace: 6:14-9:52
Total rest days: 7
Thoughts of March Training:
Did I meet my goals? My goal last month was to PR in the half marathon. So at surface value, I did not PR at Shamrock. I did not meet that goal (my PR for a half is 1:24.49).
Under the surface, I had another solid month of training with a consistent half marathon time. I had four strong weeks, several long runs and an overall good month. My training was spot on and I felt like I recovered well and my training as a whole went well. Honestly, I think it was successful and I think Shamrock did not show the fitness I believe I am at. It was a productive month for me and helps me move towards the long term goal of the year and staying injury free.
Goals of April:
I would like to PR at Atlantic City this weekend.
I would like to have too much fun at the NJ half April 27th.
I would like to continue to log quality and injury free miles.
I don’t remember if I have mentioned but my parents purchased me a ticket to go to Seattle over Easter with them. My oldest brother, Doug and his family, live out there. My parents are going to visit and surprised me with a ticket to also go visit. Since that will be happening the week before the NJ half, I could not tell you how that race will go (think time zone change, different foods). That’s fine by me though and I wouldn’t want to give up this chance. I’m really excited to go visit the West Coast.
Questions for you:
What were your March goals? Did you make them?
What are your goals and plans for April?