May was a good month. Not so much a gritty training month, but it was a good month in general. I mentioned this in my training log last week, while I didn’t “train hard” through May, I did run. I didn’t stop training, and it wasn’t as if I wasn’t logging miles.
Running just wasn’t a priority. I’m still in great fitness, but I’m definitely not in peak fitness. A few months ago, running an 18:30 5k wasn’t too big of a deal, but right now I think I’m probably around 19 minutes. That’s what happens when you stop doing the little things and honestly, mentally and physically your body needs it.
Through the summer, I plan to actively train. In June I definitely would like to sign up for more races. That will probably help fine-tune speed work again. Do I think I’ll PR…No, but I will get closer? Yes. Eventually, I would like to run under 18 minutes in a 5k, a goal I’ve been chasing over the past few years.
Anyway, back to May Training:
Hopped in the Cape May 10k this morning. From the start I knew it wasn’t my day. . Around mile 5 the bottom of my feet started burning. After I finished I realized I never changed into my racing flats and was wearing a pair of trainers with 500 miles on them. . Oh well ran 41:07. Done workouts faster (in those shoes LOL) but NBD. Was third woman and had a fun day down the shore.
I think my demotivation came from having a rough 10k after the Broad Street. The day itself was hot, windy, and down the sore. The race was well put together, but I just felt like garbage. The rest of the month I chose a lot of other things like hiking versus running. Then life got busy outside of the running and blogging world, so I felt like I was on the go and living out of my car with running around the state of NJ. Honestly, it was a great month but running just wasn’t a priority. As a running blogger with no kids, it’s weird saying: I just didn’t GAF about training hard. That’s what happened.
Posts from the Month:
Flying to Bridgeport, CT
Had a different plan for the week but things changed and ended up in New York State instead. . Sometimes the fog rolls in and you have to adjust accordingly. . A topic I don’t discuss as much, but I’ve learned the last few years of being a military spouse: it’s not the things you have or do, it’s the memories you make.
So another month of the year down. It feels like the year is flying by. I’m looking forward to enjoying the summer and hopefully taking some time down the shore and at new parks.
Questions for you:
How was your May Training and workouts? Anyone have a goal race in June?