May Training: 260 Miles
As I mentioned on Tuesday, I’m currently taking time away from running. Although I’m on a running break, I did have a good month of May. So where to begin?
Range of Paces: 5:40-11:35-untimed
Broad Street was my favorite race because I felt like I finally had a solid race, despite the weather. I’ve battled bad weather each of my Spring Races. When I raced at the Shamrock half marathon in March, I finished feeling defeated. When I raced in the pouring rain at Broad Street, I finished feeling strong. In fact during Broad Street, my later miles were stronger than my earlier miles.
Workouts: I didn’t have a favorite workout last month. I made it through but it felt like I was simply going through the motions. It should have been my first clue, I was coming close to a burnout.
I thought May was going to be my come back month. I thought I would be able to bounce back and recover from Broad Street. That, however, wasn’t the case. During most of the month, I can reflect and say I was burnt out. Ten days into my running break, I feel good, and I feel like it was the right thing to do. I did run one mile yesterday for Global Running Day. Although it was an enjoyable mile, I’m not ready to dive back into training yet.
Goals for June:
Right now I have no goals. I could run a lot, or I could run a little bit…or even none at all. I’m enjoying the pool a little bit more lately, so I’ll continue with that.
So that’s about it for recapping May. I didn’t meet the goals I wanted of “coming back” but a mental break is exactly what I need.
Questions for you:
How was your month of May?
Do you have any big summer plans?