Well, it was shaping up to be a nice little month until I got sick and everything fell apart! I haven’t run a single mile since May 27 and I still have an infuriatingly stubborn cough. I actually had an ear infection, can you believe that shit? I don’t know any adult who has ever had an ear infection. On top of that, both of my kids have strep so we haven’t gotten a lot of sleep lately.
But we’re all finally feeling better and my first run back is going to be a group run tomorrow with my kids for this summer fun run series hosted by our local county parks department. I’m going to try not to race it, haha.
Total miles: 82– 25 less than last month.
Days running: 19 – same as last month (I quit doing long runs)
Longest run: 7 miles on 5/6. A perfect progression and probably may favorite run of the month.
Runs on the treadmill: Three, some tempos and hill workouts.
Races: Rainbow Run 5k – 24:47 and a PR.
Group runs: Two, one with a new local mom’s running group and the other at our local running store hosted by Saucony – I got to try out the new Freedoms, which I loved but are p r i c e y.
Best run: What I wrote in this spot last month: “I was exuberant after my 7 mile run Saturday. I felt strong and finished fast” which was actually a run that happened in April, not May, and nobody called me on it which proves nobody is reading these things all that closely.
Worst run: The 6.6 miles I did on 5/14 was lackluster af. Hot and slow.
Running week of 5/22
I had a pretty good week before I got sick!
Monday: Weights + 2 @ 9:39
Tuesday: 7 @ 9:33
Thursday: AM treadmill progression 4 @ 9:07 + PM group run 5 @ 10:47. I ran the miles to and from the run fast and did a leisurely run with the group.
Friday: 2 mile fun run with Kenzie while she rode her bike which means a few sprints and lots of stops to examine things along the way.
Saturday: 6 @ 9:14. My signature progression. I felt more tired than normal and looking back, it was probably due to pre-sickness fatigue. By Sunday I was coughing and by Monday I was resigned to the knowledge that it wasn’t just summer allergies.