Tuesday, May 1, 2012

April Running Round-up

OK. What happened to the first third of the year? I cannot believe it's already May. April was a great running month for me. The weather wasn't warm enough on the right days to do many runs outside but that's okay. I love the treadmill, a rarity I know.

Here's how April played out:

Apr 1: 6 mi TM in 53:48, 9:00 min/mi pace, no aleve - pain last 2 mi
Apr 3: 3.2 mi OT in 32:00
Apr 7: 4 mi OT In 46:00, lots of walk breaks, leg pain, no aleve - But this was my birthday so I let myself off the hook
Apr 10: 4 mi TM in 34:46, 8:52/8:47/8:44/8:23, no aleve some pain
Apr 14: 4 mi TM. In 33:51, 8:48/8:22/8:31/8:20, 400 repeats at 8 & 6.5 mph
Apr 15: 6.5 mi TM in 59:21, 9:06 pace
Apr 21: 4 mi TM in 34:28, aleve some pain, 8:56/8:27/8:34/8:27
Apr 22: 7 mi TM in 66:4?, 9:14/9:14/9:30/9:30/ stopped keeping track, pain - no aleve
Apr 24: 4 mi TM in 34:31, 9:11/8:55/9:44/7:42!!!!, pain last mile (fastest mile yet)
Apr 28: 3.3 mi TM in 30:00, tempo middle 20 mins
Apr 29: 5mi TM in 43:51, 8:49 pace

Total: 51 MILES

P.S. OT means outside, TM means treadmill

Leg pain is still there but it takes longer for it to kick in, thankfully. I'm trying not to take Aleve anymore unless it really hurts. I stretch a lot after each run but I still need to try to do some yoga each week. I'm sure that will help. I thought about totaling my miles in 2012 thus far but I think I'll hold off. I know it's not quite 200 since this was the first month I actually made it to 50 but, it's got to be within spitting distance.

I'm also trying to work up the nerve to actually register for a half marathon. I have a race all picked out. Just need to bite the bullet.

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