Monday, June 1, 2009

Recovery and May wrap-up.

On Sunday, I took my tired legs out for a recovery 4-mile run and they felt lovely. My new Garmin felt lovely, too. I don't know all that it can do, yet, but I am learning. And quickly seeing that I am going become addicted to it. That's just the way I am.

I took today off from running and cross trained with Jillan Michaels' 30 Day Shred. Not bad. So, my race recovery has been fine and I think I'm in good shape to try another 5k this weekend. It's a fun race that I ran last year, too, so I'm looking forward to it. I'm not, however, going to pressure myself into gunning for sub-23 because it will only be a week between races. I'm just going to go out and run for fun. Novel idea, eh?

May stats:

Running (miles): 86.3
Cross training (sessions): 4

  • 30 Day Shred, level 2: 2
  • 30 Day Shred, level 3: 1
  • No More Trouble Zones: 1
No much cross training this month but a little more running than in April (when I ran 81). I did many more speed workouts this month, which, for me, require extra rest. So, overall, I'm happy with my mileage because it is increasing in both quantity and quality.

May was also a very big month for me outside of my running life so I had less time to run than I expect to have in June. And with that I say, "Bring on June!"

~ Felice

17 comments:

Diana said...

Wow. Recovery running? I would have done recovery resting, so great job! I guess I have some learning to do :)

MizFit said...

Im with you in the bring on june.
And I am with you in a way on the recovery running.
I recall when I competed the last time in bodybuilding I was at the gym for a light lift the morning after the show.
I love weights that much and the husband and I just did an easy fun chatting away lift.

here's to running in June.

FOR ME :)

D10 said...

I would say your cetainly say May was a solid month. Glad the legs are feeling good. Hope you have a great week.

Denise said...

Great month!! Glad you're feeling good and ready for June!

The Laminator said...

Glad you're feeling well enough for a recovery run. The May stats look pretty solid so there's no need for explanation. I'm with you...bring on June!

lindsay said...

hooray for may! glad the legs are feeling good and hope you are able to keep the 'fun' mentality about the race. i'm personally no good at that and end up going too hard. :( here's to june!

Marlene said...

Sounds like a great month.

Running for fun... something I have had to learn this season!

Marcy said...

Which 5k you doing, chica?

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Running for fun??? I am curious to see how that goes for you :) I get comeptitive when I hear the pounding of feet around me, makes running for "fun" seem like a distant memory..

Bring on June!!!

Roisin said...

Which Garmin do you have??? I've had mine for nearly a year and still haven't figured out all of it's gadgety-goodness.

joyRuN said...

Excellent May! I'm sure you'll have an awesome June as well.

X-Country2 said...

I took my garmin out for the first time last night too. I'm also certian I'll never learn all the fancy features. :o)

Heather said...

I'm glad you're liking the garmin. Great month of May - Happy June! :)

J said...

Running a 5k every weekend sounds like fun! Great stats from May! The track workouts do take more time to recover but I think they are so beneficial!

Casey said...

Great mileage for May!

Quix said...

Sounds like a great attitude, and a lot of miles! I agree, bring on June... let's get this party started!

raulgonemobile said...

Nice monthly mileage! I too am looking forward to June..

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