Ran 11 times for 50.3 km. Longest run 7k
+ 5 Learn To Run sessions that didn’t involve tracking distance
Ran 1 race – NS Lung Run May 2nd
Ran 11 times for 55.34 km. Longest run 9k
In May 2014 I was training for my first 10k on June 14 so it makes sense that my longer runs were longer. I’m only 3 weeks into my half-marathon training and my distance is only planned for 6k on my long runs right now.
The weather was near perfect in May. Not too hot and NO ICE! I did have a hard run on the one day that was 25°C. I need to remember to better hydrate before I run and to carry water with me when it is hot out.
Run 15 times for 75 km. Longest run 9k
+ 2 Learn to Run Sessions
Run 2 5k Races
There are 2 Learn to Run sessions left in June. Our trainer Rakel has been away for the past 3 sessions, so it will be great to get in 2 more sessions with her. My plans for June are to include some of the tips and techniques that Rakel has taught us, including doing more regular speed work sessions. Soon I need to add hill run sessions too, but one thing at a time.
I have signed up for two 5k races this month – the Police Chase on June 14 and of course the Ocean Breeze on June 20th. While I did the 10k for the Ocean Breeze last year, I decided to stick with the 5k this year. I think I was slightly traumatized by the weather and the hills last year! My half-marathon training plan doesn’t have me running 10k till the first week of July also, so I’m not going to push things to early.
I'm looking forward to some great runs in June, I don't have any plans to PR at either races, but really just want to enjoy the experience of both.