April 2013 Running Recap + May Goals
It’s May already?!
In April I ran fewer miles than any other month this year; however, it was also my most strategic and accomplished month.
- January: 45.5 miles
- February: 37.9 miles
- March: 40 miles
- April: 34 miles
Total: 157.4 miles
I only ran 34 miles but I also completed Week 5 of my half marathon training which capped off with my first ever 6 mile run.
On non-running days I weightlifted and reached new personal maxes in squats (150lbs) and deadlifts (180lbs).
Monthly Goals for May
In May my goals are to:
- Stick to my half marathon training plan
- Do at least 90% of my running outdoors
- Squat 170lbs
- Deadlift 200lbs
I also have it in my mind that I’d like to hit a new 5K PR at The Color Run this weekend. However, I also really love color runs for what they are – fun runs – and don’t want to ruin the experience.
That being said, this is my last “race” on the calendar until a 10-miler this fall so it may be my last opportunity to PR for a while.
I am actively looking for a 10K to do sometime over the next couple of months, but unfortunately 10Ks seem to be really unpopular around here…
I think The Color Run will end up being a game time decision in regards to attempting a PR or not.
Either way, I am really looking forward to it because running through color is a lot of fun AND this will be my first event where I am properly trained for running outdoors!