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.

The Color Run 5K

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!


  1. Hit The Road Jane

    If you’ve done a color run before, why not go for a PR 🙂 Good job for sticking to your training!! 😀 You’re going to do great at your half!!

    1. Kristina

      Thank you! I think I will go for a PR. I thought I would be running it with my boyfriend but he had to drop out at the last minute. Since I’ll be running it alone, I might as well go for the PR, right?!

  2. Kyle Fisher

    I’d say try for your PR but don’t be too disappointed if you don’t get it. Just get out and enjoy the day either way.

    1. Kristina

      Thanks Kyle, great advice! Having done a color run before, I know even if I try my best for a PR I can still get bogged down by the sheer number of walkers who enter. I’ll have to make it a priority to be in the front of wave #1 – that should help a lot!

  3. Life's a Bowl

    Way to go with your mileage and the 6 miler – that’s awesome!!! I’ve never done a color run but everyone that I know who has loved the experience!

    1. Kristina

      Thanks! 🙂 I had a blast! Luckily I was at the front of the first wave – there ended up being so many people (and so many walkers) that the course looked like a crowded mess towards the end! Yikes!

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