My favorite month is over, but I have to say, it was a great one! This month was the best month of my training and was key not only for Medina, but mentally prepping me for the rest of the year. There are 152 days left until Wineglass Marathon, and I couldn’t be more excited! (Remind me of this when I get to mile 21 on race day). Let’s take a look at the numbers.
Miles run: 81
Races run: 2 (Hermes 10 Miler, Love a Stray 5k)
Miles biked: 0
Favorite Workout: 4/22 – Birthday Run
Books read: Started The Runner’s High
Places traveled: 0
New recipes: 0
I really stepped it up this month and ran the most miles since last August. Not only was running 80+ miles necessary for training, but it’s helping me to build base for a much more packed summer/fall. I can also say that luckily I’m still injury free, so let’s celebrate that. With the additional miles in April, I’m not up to 242 for the year, and will probably hit right around 300 by the end of May.
I ran two races this month, one was an old favorite, and the other one a new for me race/distance. I ran them back to back, left it all on the course, and managed to stay on a week long runner’s high!
My favorite workout was a birthday run I did. I didn’t have high expectations of the workout, just wanted to get some miles in. I ended up with negative splits from 9:35 to 8:18, finishing in a 7:44 pace. It was a good reminder to enjoy the moments of surprise in your workouts, and that you’re capable of more than you think some days.
April was full of mostly running, but I enjoyed just about every workout I had. This next month won’t be as intense since I’ll be tapering for the last two weeks, but it will be full of races. I’m also hoping to read a lot more now that the weather is nice enough to sit outside more often. And biking? Hopefully I’ll be friends with my bike again soon.
How was your month of April? What races do you have coming up this month?
2 thoughts on “April Rewind”
That’s great that you increased your mileage and still enjoyed your training! April was good for me with two half marathons. I felt like I spent most of the month recovering or tapering! I don’t have any races planned for May and am looking forward to the little break.
AH-MAZ-ING mileage and stats in April!!! 🙂 And agreed that I love we are on the same training cycle…motivation in numbers!!! I love reading your blog and want to pass on the love…so I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award on my blog Daydreams & Shoestrings: http://daydreamsandshoestrings.com/2014/05/06/liebster-award-round-1/