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May Training Log

May began “seriously” getting back into running. As I’ve mentioned in a few previous training logs, my goal for the foreseeable future is to build a base. I’ve run my PRs when I’ve run anywhere between 70-80 miles per week with speed work. While that’s not in the immediate future, I will hopefully build back there.

Anyway, for the most part, May went well. I haven’t had any hiccups or post-injury flair-ups, which is the first time after a stress fracture that’s happened. I don’t take it for granted and monitor my foot. I wrote an entire blog about my return to running after my calcaneus stress fracture here. 

If you want to follow me on Strava, you can here.

Anyway here is a brief recap of May-

Total Miles: 234 miles

Range of paces: 6:27-10:18

Workouts: 4 (all fast 5ks)

Biking Miles: 81

Last month, I bought a bike.  I’ve been commuting some on my husband’s old single speed mountain bike. It was ok but not comfortable. It’s built for a man and on rugged terrain…neither of which I was doing. So I decided to invest in a Raleigh Bike and it made biking a lot more enjoyable.  I hate no plans to train for tris or bike fast, but it’s nice to commute places on my bike.

My goal for next month is get about 40 miles of biking per week. For me, that equates to about 4X50 minute rides.

Why?

For something different. Like many people, I’ve been doing things (safely) outside of my comfort zone. I never thought I would buy myself a nice bike, but things change life changes. So it’s been fun.

I’ve been enjoying biking around and just using different muscles.  I am slower, not very competitive, but also have no interest in competing or ride fast.

And finally a Life Update: When are we moving to California?

I still have no idea. The military is moving people, so our time in New Jersey is coming to an end eventually. It’s not a question of if, just when.

What’s the Plan for June?

Truthfully I have no idea. I’m just going to keep running and biking and see where it takes me. Since I don’t foresee, many if any races, happening in June, I’ll just keep trucking along.

Posts from the Month:

Shoe Reviews:

Nike Pegasus 37 Shoe Review

New Balance Fuelcell TC Shoe Review

Mizuno Wave Horizon 4 Shoe Review

Saucony Peregrine 10 Shoe Review

Atreyu Running Shoes Review

Gear Reviews:

ChicknLegs Space Cats Shorts Review

Hoka Clothing Review

Other:

Do Things that Make You Get Off Your Phone

Returning to Running After Injury

May is Mental Health Month

How to Stay Motivated to Run

Finally, have you subscribed to the LOLZletter? It’s a free newsletter that comes out each Monday. In the newsletter, I share running industry trends and things relevant to the sport.  This week is all about how COVID-19 is affecting the running industry. 

Questions for you:

How was your month of May?

Do you have any June plans? 

 

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