X-Training: 14 (Bike - 8, Swim - 4, Elliptical - 2)
Biking Miles: 133.65
Rest Days: 3
Race(s): Broad Street Run - 1:28:17 (new 10m PR!), BRATS Salute to the Military Sprint Tri - 1:21:07
New gear: Bike gloves
Swim once a week - More or less achieved. I swam 4 times, though I missed the first week and doubled up another one. I also managed to start swimming in the mornings, which I feel is a bigger achievement!
Bike more than four times - I doubled up this goal and got out on the bike 8 times!
Get back to the track/speedwork to prep for a 10k in June - This didn't happen at all. It took me longer than I expected for my legs to feel back to normal after Broad Street and I cut back on my running days as I tried to fit in biking and swimming
Similar running mileage to April, even though I have no longer races anytime soon - I was 10 miles short here and and ended up with my lowest mileage month of the year. However, I think it was probably good for me to get more time in the pool and on the bike. My body could probably use a bit of a break before I have to start marathon training in July.
Non-workout goal: Weed out and donate those winter clothes that I don't really wear and get the rest of them put away for the summer. Done, though I need to actually take the clothes I weeded out and donate them.
Ice cream flavor of the month: Black Cherry Vanilla
May was a good month for triathlon training. My running mileage was the lowest of the year, but I greatly increased my time (and distance) on the bike and maintained my swimming frequency. I think it's for the best since I will have to pick up the running intensity and volume again in late July when I start training for the Philly marathon. I'm really happy about the progress I made on the bike in May. At the beginning of the month I was really feeling frustrated and not sure I wanted to stick with the tri training. Once I realized that I just needed more practice and committed to riding more frequently, I had a real mental breakthrough and am feeling much more comfortable on my bike. Hopefully this progress continues in June!
Keep up the biking and swimming
New PDR on the bike - Currently at 20.5 miles, so perfectly achievable
Make a decision about bike shoes/pedals - if I'm going to make the switch this summer I'd like to do it soon so I have plenty of time to practice before my next race
Get back over 90 miles running for the month
Races: Lawyers Have Heart 10k (June 11)
Non-workout goal: Try some new recipes. I'm stuck in a rut, so it's time to add some new things to my regular rotation.