I can’t believe how quickly May went by, and with it went a crazy month of running! The weather finally got onto somewhat of a normal schedule so I was really able to push my limits this month. Let’s take a look at the numbers.
Miles run: 83
Races run: 4 (Run.4.Fun 5k, Flap Jack & Jill 15k, Cleveland Half Marathon, Medina Half Marathon)
Miles biked: 0
Favorite Workout: 5/21 – Mastick Trails
Books read: Started The Runner’s High
Places traveled: 0
New recipes: 0
This month was by far my best month of running in a long time. Even though I had a few weeks of taper, I still managed to run more miles than I did in April. The last time I ran this many miles was last July, where I barely made it to 84 miles. This month also pushed me to 325 miles for the year, so just over halfway to my goal. Due to marathon training beginning in June, I should be on track to run at least 100 miles next month. I’ve never accomplished that, so I’m excited to cross into triple digits!
Not only did I get the miles in this month, but I raced a bunch. I ran a 5k, 15k, and two half marathons, and managed to PR in three of them! I finally broke my post college 5k PR after many attempts, and the next goal will be to get back under 25 minutes. But the real winner of the month was finally breaking 2 hours at Cleveland. It was a complete surprise and a long time in the making. It meant even more that I was able to break 2 at the place where I ran my first half marathon!
My favorite workout was through the Mastick trails with Elayna. Mastick has always been one of my favorite places to run, and I look forward to more summer miles there. I’m still reading The Runner’s High, but because it’s a combination of short stories, I don’t feel like I’m falling behind in it.
I finished the month with the end of my training cycle, and retirement of my favorite shoes. June will bring high mileage, marathon training and hopefully quick paces!
How was your May? What’s your favorite distance to PR in? What big plans do you have for June?