April started out just like March – Cold and windy. Then there was rain, snow… There was NO cherry blossoms for my race at the end of the month. We did squeeze in a few nice days here and there.
Anyhow, here’s how April worked out for me:
I was able to run at least 3 times outdoors most weeks which is great because I HATE the treadmill. As I mentioned April was a windy, rainy, chilly month.
I ran locally a few times after work. The good news is that I was able to run while working in NYC and while in Buffalo, Rochester and Liverpool. The best thing about my job is running in different places. My weekday runs were usually around 3-4 miles (occasionally more and occasionally less).
Work and the weather has made it tough to get in my weekend long runs. This is peak racing seasons so I usually just add miles to my races.
I ran 80 miles this month. An decrease in miles basically because April is a shorter month and I did not run half marathon this month. The important thing is that I am feeling healthy so all is good.
I had several races on my schedule this month. I ran two local 5ks and a local five miler. All were fun and I met up with several friends at each. I also had a PR at the Delmar Dash 5 miler and came in a surprise 3rd in my age group. I also had a surprise PR at the Bacon Hill 5k and won my age group. I didn’t PR at Cherry Blossom 5K but it was a course PR and I surprisedly won my age group
Due my work schedule, I did not play tennis at all. I miss it and my friends.
I did work out at the gym once. Shocking. I know.
I did not attend a yoga class. Someday….
The month just got away from me and I was hardly home during the week. Then on the weekend, I was playing catch up.
I did not walk at lunch. But working in NYC does get me a lot of steps.
Despite all my work travel, I was able to squeeze in some friend time and hubby time. These are usually spent with dinners in a restaurant.
The Freihofer Training Challenge began last month and goes for ten + weeks and I was able to go only twice. I guess I shouldn’t have signed up this year. (Miss my coach and my running friends.)
Feeling healthy so Life Is Good.
Half Marathon #31 in May.
It’s a big one and it’s been on my bucket list for years.
I have some shorter races planned as well. My racing schedule picks up in the spring.
This is my list so far for the next 2 months:
- 5-06-18 – Tropicool 5k (in FL)
- 5-12-18 – Summer Smith Memorial 5k
- 5-17-18- Workforce Challenge (3.5 m)
- 5-19-18 – Brooklyn Half Marathon
- 6-02-18 – Freihofer’s Run for Women 5k
- 6-10-18 – Run for Help 5k
- 6-17-18 – Finest Memorial 5k
- 6-30-18 – Adirondack 15K Race to the Lakes
I am linking to Deb at DebRuns for her April Race Linkup:
I’m linking up with these wonderful ladies:
My Topic is: Give your running month a letter grade.
I’d say overall an A-
Despite the work travel and crazy weather, I did my best to get in my runs. Strength training just never happens so I’ve decided not to beat myself up about it. I ran 3 shorter races and had PRs in two of them. I also won an age group award in each. 🙂
Real spring can’t come soon enough for this fair weather runner. I want to see flowers and leaves on the trees!