Tuesday, June 1, 2010

May In The Books

[Trail in the Hood - Memorial Park]

Time for a progress report. If the goal for May was consistency, then I'd have to say the month turned out pretty good. 24 runs and 131 miles. The long run was 10 miles and it was early in the month. The last couple of weeks nearly all the runs were in the 5-8 mile range. The idea was to see how the hip/back/shin would react to moderate, nearly-daily effort. Although the physical issues are still around (some days fairly achy, others hardly an issue at all), I've been able to keep running without any significant problems or setbacks. And on the whole, everything is clearly moving in a positive direction. Just really nice to lace them up almost every day and keep one foot moving in front of the other.

So, what's the goal for June? More consistency and a bit more volume. Consistency plus. By the end of June, I'd like to be somewhere in the low-to-mid 40s for weekly mileage, with another 24-25 days running for the month. Plus more stair climbing and strength work in the much-hated gym. The week of Western States will be an outlier of sorts, but I'm still going to try to keep that week in the 40-45 mile range, even with a couple of longish treks planned for that weekend. A 160-mile month, while hardly all-world stuff, would mark the biggest month I've had in well over a year. Fingers crossed.

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