# of runs: 16
Distance: ..........86.3 Miles / 138.8 Kms
Monthly Goals: 80.0 Miles / 128.7 Kms
Time Running: 13 Hours 9 Minutes 32 Seconds
Longest Distance: 13.1 Miles / 21.1 Kms (1:57:41)
Fastest Pace: ........7:40 min/Mile / 4:46 min/Km / 7.8 mph - 1 mile intervals on treadmill
Average Pace: ......8:55 min/Mile / 5:32 min/Km / 6.7 mph
Summary: Slightly exceeded mileage goal this month. I had increased it from 65 to 80 miles this month and just made it over that. I was on target to exceed it by quite a bit, but near the end of the month I needed a little mental break and took almost a week off. I'm a bit disappointed in the number of runs I did. I still want to improve on that. However, like I said, I took a little break there which contributed to a lower number overall. My average pace increased ever so slightly.
Here's my previous recaps for comparison: January, February
Distance: 229.5 Miles / 369.3 Kms
Goal: .......200.0 Miles / 321.8 Kms
Time Running: 34 Hours 43 Minutes 51 Seconds
APRIL 2010 GOALS
♥ Once again .... increase the # of runs I do this month. I'm going to put a number to it this month, to be a bit more specific. This month my goal is to run a minimum of 20 times.
♥ I'm also increasing my mileage goal again. The weather is getting better. The time has changed allowing more daylight for running in the evening. I have no excuses for not running further and more often. My mileage goal for April is 100 miles! That's pretty lofty for me, but if I stay focused I can achieve it.
♥ Plan! Prepare! Organize!
♥ Plan - preplan meals at least the day before, a few days is better. Even if I make changes to the menu, this helps me stay on track.
♥ Prepare - prep as much food in advance as possible. Of course, having an idea of what I plan to eat the next day helps with planned leftovers.
♥ Organize - have what I need, when I need it. No last minute trips to the grocery store. No helter skelter cupboards & fridges.
♥ Sadly I have no official races scheduled this month. Due to a variety of reasons (schedules, logistics, finances) I won't be able to do the races that I was hoping. But ... that doesn't mean I can't do my own personal virtual race! So, I am scheduling the following "races" for myself. They will be done on roads, with some hills, timed and measured by my trusty Garmin - essentially what you'd expect in an actual race. When life deals you lemons ...make lemonade!
April 11 - Heidi's Springtastic 10K
April 25 - Heidi's Happy Half Marathon
I'd be happy to race with any of you if you want to come along! ;)