Again, not the month I was looking for but not a bad month.
258 miles total in 30 runs, tied for my second lowest (or third highest?) monthly total of the year. I did get in some good workouts and a race that proved that, even with these disappointments in training, I'm on the right track. If I get past these little setbacks and get a good uninterrupted block of training in, look out.
I did get past the hip tightness issue I was dealing with in April. I'm now a big foam roller advocate. It's amazing how quickly things turned around once I started using that foam roller. However, I suffered a stomach bug at a very inopportune time that basically took everything out of me for a few days. I'm bouncing back now, though. Trying my best to be an eternal optimist, I believe this will be my time to put together a good block of training through the summer.
I'm looking forward to Walleye Run coming up in June, then I have to figure out what the rest of my summer schedule will be. I have an urge to shake things up a bit and at least get out of the rut of doing the same old races every summer. I don't know where this urge will take me or if it will even be strong enough to break the rut but I hope it will result in some kind of change.
Ed, you're ahead of where you were last year. Just keep it at that and keep progressing. Hopefully, this weekend will make it clear you're ahead.
Charlene, I think I might know what you're talking about with the form change but I'd love to hear more about it up at Walleye Run.