Miles: 137.05 (+ ~26 miles in the pool)
X-Training: 7 swims
Rest Days: 4
Race(s): Cherry Blossom Ten Miler - 1:22:05 and Colonies Zone 1650 freestyle - 22:18.05
Swimming - it was another good swimming month, including my first meet in years!
More running - I didn't get in quite as many miles as I had hoped to at the beginning of the month, but I was able to run more than I did in March
Core work and stretching - I give myself a C here. I managed to do my stretches and exercises a few times each week, but I really should be doing something every day.
Non-workout goal: Spring cleaning. I started to de-clutter at the beginning of the year and never finished. Time to get this done and move on. I haven't been doing well with the non-workout goals recently. April kind of got away from me and I didn't make any progress here.
April was not exactly the month that I hoped it would be. Swimming continues to go well and I had a great time swimming the mile at a Masters meet. Running, on the other hand, has been tough. I started off the month with the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler and hoped to use that as the kickoff to a strong month of training before the Frederick Half on May 6. Unfortunately, the universe had other plans. For some reason (that I'm still working on figuring out), I've really been struggling at track and tempo workouts. I just haven't had that next gear that I need for speed workouts. This doesn't leave me in the confident place I had hoped I would be at the end of April (a week out from my race), but I can only work with what I've got.
Less running - The Frederick Half Marathon (May 6) has always been my focus for the spring. I want to make sure that I give myself a break after the race so I avoid any feelings of burnout later in the year.
Swim 50k (or at least try) - A few bloggers took part in this challenge last May and talk of doing it again this year started on Twitter yesterday. I'm not sure I'll make it since my May (non-workout) schedule is pretty packed, but I'm going to give it my best shot.
Mix up my routine - I bought an yoga/strength class groupon back in February and I need to start using it before it expires. May seems like a good month to try some new things.
Races: Frederick Half Marathon - May 6, Kinetic Half Ironman Relay (swim leg) - May 12, and Jim McDonnell 2 mile lake swim - May 27
Non-workout goal: These haven't been going well recently. I'm not going to set a goal for May. Maybe I can instead make some progress on all of the ones from the last few months.