April didn’t finish the way I had hoped. I was really pushing to try to make up for those 5 missed days a couple of weeks ago. Possibly pushing too hard as my body said no more at the end of the week. It’s all good. Marathon training is not a sprint. If I plan to finish the Richmond Marathon in November, I have to keep my body right. Regardless, I still finished the month with over 100 miles so that’s certainly nothing to be upset about.
There is also some exciting training news coming down the road that I can’t wait to share with you guys. However, until I have all the details, I will refrain from saying anything else, but it is a very cool opportunity.
Sunday, April 23 – Normally a rest day for me, but trying to make up for those 5 straight off days and still hit my monthly mileage goal. I ran 5.2 miles in the rain and who knows, despite the mileage I logged last week, this rain run may have been the run to really get me out of my funk. I enjoyed every minute of this one.
Monday, April 24 – The rain is still here although after the first mile or so I caught a break. Logged another 5.2 today. Pace was slower as I had a little bit of quad soreness. Still feeling great though!
Tuesday, April 25 – Unplanned rest day today. After 2 days of running in moderate rain, it was pouring this morning. Afternoon obligations negated any possibility of a run later in the day.
Wednesday, April 26 – Scheduled rest day. I tried to make myself get out of bed early and get a few miles in and it just wasn’t happening. Listen to your body!
Thursday, April 27 – 6.1 miles at a moderate 10:13 pace. I am trying to force myself to slow down a little bit as I am really trying to focus on November’s marathon despite the other races on the calendar before then. Some days it’s easier than others.
Friday, April 28 – A slow 5 miles today. Got it done, nonetheless.
Saturday, April 29 – No run today. Woke up early planning on a long run, and I was fighting a migraine and extreme fatigue. Always listen to your body.
2017 RACE SCHEDULE
March 18 – Shamrock 8k (Virginia Beach, VA) 42:35 (PR)
April 8 – Dismal Swamp Stomp Half Marathon (Chesapeake, VA) 2:07:52 (PR)
May 6 – Breathe Easy 5k Run/Walk for Asthma Awareness (Virginia Beach, VA)
June 3 – Downhill at Dawn Half Marathon (Ridgecrest, NC)
October 28 – Anthem Wicked 10k (Virginia Beach, VA)
November 11 – Richmond Marathon (Richmond, VA)
WTD – 21.5
JANUARY – 141.60
FEBRUARY – 111.50
MARCH – 125.20
APRIL MTD – 105.2
YTD – 483.5
MILES TO GOAL OF 1,500 – 1,021.5
CURRENT WEIGHT – 242
5k – 22:44 (Breathe Easy for Asthma 5k, Virginia Beach, 5/5/2016)
8k – 42:35 (Shamrock 8k, Virginia Beach, 3/18/2017)
10k – 52:42 (Chick fil a Run with the Cows, Newport News, 5/28/2016)
17.76k – 1:44:38 (Independence Day Classic, Charles City, 7/2/2016)
Half Marathon – 2:07:52 (Dismal Swamp Stomp, Chesapeake, 4/8/2017)