As you can probably tell from the title, May was not a training month. It was supposed to be a training month, but no. Since it’s our monthly “rate your month” post for Tuesdays on the Run, here’s how my month went down.
I wrapped up April with a Master’s PR in a 10 mile race. Then I rocked out 20 miles on the trails at Ragnar Trail Richmond (ok, given the heat, I did not rock out anything. I finished the miles. I’m proud to have even done that.)
And then my running came to a screeching halt. Despite a training calendar that included multiple double digit runs, my longest run in May was 6.7 miles for Ragnar’s Chase the Moon.
I’m still not sure what happened. It took me longer than expected to recover from Richmond and then the weather was wonky – hot then cold then pouring rain. Add in some commitments that took up entire days and involved lots of driving in traffic and I found myself running a lot of 3-5 mile runs. Sometimes I didn’t even run when I met people to run…
So, here I am. Finishing what would have been a C+ training month or an A- non-training month by running 3 half marathons in the last 4 days (plus two more immediately in June). Race #1 is done and went fine (not awesome, but fine).
Ask me in 3 more days how I feel about my month long taper.
How was your May? Did you hit your goals or ride the slacker bus with me?
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