Another month, another check on goals! May was such an odd month for me. With two half marathons, I was either tapering or recovering. I didn’t love that, so I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of training in June.
1. Run the Ghost Town Half Marathon on May 25.
Yes! Half Marathon #6 is in the books.
2. Do more strength training.
Mostly. I did 2-3 sessions of strength a week except for the week before the Ghost Town Half and the rest week after.
3. Lose weight.
No. 🙁 I did really well with tracking my points this month and also weighed in regularly. But I just wasn’t staying within my daily points allowance and found myself going back to my old habit of an eating free-for-all on weekends.
I didn’t set a mileage goal, but I ran 80.34 for the month and 548.86 for the year.
1. Start training again and increasing mileage.
I created the following training plan for June to start working on speedwork for shorter distances. I realized last week that I have not run at 5K pace all year! I’m excited to start doing faster speedwork. I also want to start building up my mileage again.
2. Run the Man Up Father’s Day 10K on June 21.
This race last year was my first 10K. I enjoyed it so am looking forward to doing the same race this year. It’s on the trail near my house where I usually run, and I can walk to the start line from my house.
3. Run a 5K simulation race.
Believe it or not, there are no 5Ks in June that I can or want to do. For some races I’m not free, and others are either too far away, start too late, or cost too much money. So I’m just picking a day and will try to run one on my own. I know that’s easier said than done since it’s so much easier to give up and not push if I’m on my own rather than in a race, but I figure this will at least give me a general idea of where my fitness is.
4. Continue focusing on strength training.
I want to increase strength training to 3-4 sessions a week.
5. Lose weight.
Right now I’m the heaviest I’ve been in the 4 years of maintaining my weight loss, and, for the first time in the past 4 years, some of my clothes are tight. It’s an awful feeling. I wasn’t successful with losing weight last month on my own, so I’m going to start going to Weight Watchers meetings again. I also need to continue tracking and weighing myself weekly.
How are you doing on your goals?