Monthly Wrap-Up: March/April/May 2018

Yeah, I’m going to do 3 months at once. It’s the only way I can catch up. June is still fresh enough in my mind that I can do it justice, so it’ll get its own write-up (hopefully) within the next week.

March 2018
Total Mileage:
71.09 miles
Average Pace: 11:56/mile
Number of Runs: 18
Last Month (February 2018): 16.66 miles
Last Year (March 2017): 140.11 miles *sob*
Races: None

Total Mileage for 2018: (as of March 31) 87.75 miles

This was the month where I went up to New York for my Uncle’s funeral. Over the course of the month, I made slow, steady progress. I was still very clearly in recovery mode from my surgery, though.

Best Run: March 31, 6.01 miles, 11:30/mile

This was the one run where I felt like I owned my parents’ neighborhood. It was a good way to close out the month.

Worst Run: March 14, 5.01 miles, 12:35/mile

As I put it in my weekly recap that week: “Some days, like Wednesday, I’m out there running, nothing is going right, and I find myself thinking, ‘Why the hell do I put myself through this?'” I did recover a bit that week, so there’s that.

April 2018
Total Mileage:
77.33 miles
Average Pace: 11:30/mile
Number of Runs: 18 (including warm up run before Teal Diva 5K)
Last Month (March 2018): 71.09 miles
Last Year (April 2017): 140.55 miles *more sobbing*
Races: Teal Diva 5K, 30:14.1 (Recap coming very soon, I swear.)

Total Mileage for 2018: (as of April 30) 165.08 miles

More slow, steady progress. Also, a race.

Best Run: April 28, Teal Diva 5K, 30:14.1 (9:46/mile average pace)

Even if I was 14.1 seconds from my goal, it was still a fairly successful run, and gave me a good indication of how far I’d come since surgery. Also, we raised a bunch of money for ovarian cancer research, and the course was the correct length this year, so there’s that.

Worst Run: April 16, 5.06 miles, 11:28/mile

I had trouble picking out a run bad enough to mention here, which is a good problem to have. This one was kind of strange, and I had tired legs, and I only did one stride instead of 6 at the end. I’d gladly take this as my worst run any month.

May 2018
Total Mileage:
104.81 miles
Average Pace: 11:42/mile
Number of Runs: 20
Last Month (April 2018): 77.33 miles
Last Year (May 2017): 137.20 miles *not worth sobbing, just a sigh*
Races: None

Total Mileage for 2018: (as of May 31) 269.89 miles

I moved into a new age group (Male 45-49), the weather got warmer, and my progress leveled out a bit, but I did increase my mileage, and resumed running 5 days a week.

Best Run: May 19, 9.01 miles, 11:32/mile

At least last month I had a race to make it easy to determine the best run of the month. May didn’t have that. I went with this one as my best, because it was a 9 miler and conditions were crappy (70 and humid), but I still managed a respectable pace.

Worst Run: May 7, 5.01 miles, 12:01/mile

This was the hill repeat workout where I discovered I can’t count to 10. I did 12 repeats instead of 10. Once again, no run jumped out at me as really, really bad, so I went with the one where I screwed up.

And that’s it. I hope I never have to recap 3 months at once again.