Jun 1, 2013

May Round Up

The month of May was good to me and my training. I had some good mileage in (with a lot on the pavement), new gear, a great race and some new personal bests. I'm really happy with what I've done.


The brightness helps you
run faster.
I had a fairly good month of training. I did miss 3 sessions during the month, 2 maintenance runs and a 3 mile weekend run. In the end, I don't feel too bad about that. I put a lot more mileage to the pavement, at 25 miles. I feel good by that new monthly high. I've improved my pace, increased my distances. My new shoes have really paid off. They feel great on my feet, have helped my ankles and knees feel better on my runs and they don't look half bad either.


This month, I got in another race. This time, I didn't run alone. I ran the Cascades 10K Firechase along side Derek. I had hurt my ankle earlier in the week, so I had taken it easy during the week and was a little hesitant for the run, but everything turned out alright. In fact, everything turned out more than alright. In the race, I got a new PR for both average pace (13:13 min / mil) and split (12:20). Despite the guy who decides to juggle while he runs and you have to fight the urge to tackle / trip him, we had a lot of fun. I came out with an official time of 1 hour 24 minutes and 41 seconds. The best part was that while tired and sore, I didn't feel as bad as I did after my 8K in May. It's like I'm getting the hang of this or something.

Some Monthly Stats

Now's the portion of our show where I get all geeky and throw out a bunch of numbers and stats.

Total Distance on the Pavement: 24.99 miles
Average Pavement Pace: 14:35 min / mile
Best Pavement Pace: 13:13 min / mile
Best Split: 12:20 min

Total Distance in the Gym: 9.05 miles
Average Pace in the Gym: 7:46 min / mile
Best Pace in the Gym: 7:13 min / mile

What's Next?

Next month is June. The temperature will be rising and so will my distances. I'll have several runs to do on the road. Hopefully, I'll keep to my plan even on the road. In addition, my distance will increase to 9.5 miles. It will be a real test to me, but I'm ready for the challenge.

What will June hold? More work, more progress, more success.


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