April seemed to be the endless month. Sometimes, I feel like I am so busy that time flies. Other days, it seems like I am looking forward to so many things, that time will not go any faster. April was full of both adventure and anticipation for me. Here is how my goals panned out:
- Successfully race the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler.
- You may be thinking, but, Annette. How will you define success?
- Here are my top three goals that I would be happy with at the end of the race:
- Run a personal best for the distance (under 1:05).
- Place within the top 50 of my age group (this is a competitive race!)
- Run a strategic race, under 1:06
Okay, so this one felt like a bust. I did not run a PR in Washington D.C. I did, however, attempt to run a strategic race and I did place in the top 50 (34th) of my age group! As much as I wanted a PR in the 10-mile distance, today was just not my day. And, that is okay. :)Read my Cherry Blossom recap, here.
- Successfully race the “Stomp the Swamp” half marathon with Megan.
- But, Annette. How will you define success?
- Here are my top three goals for the race in Virginia:
- Run a personal best for the distance (under 1:34)
- Place in the top five of my age group.
- Maintain a pace under 6:55 for the majority of the race.
You know that feeling you get where everything seems to be falling into place? That is how I felt at the Stomp the Swamp Half! I did run a personal best (1:26!!!!), I placed 5th overall and, I maintained a pace greater than 6:55! Megan and I had a great trip! Read about the race weekend, here!
- Build up training intensity for the Vancouver half marathon in the following order: race Virginia, light week of training, build up in mileage, peak week, taper, race Vancouver. Woo-hoo!!! So stoked!
I do feel very confident about my training leading up to the Vancouver Half Marathon. I am stoked to be traveling and, it will be fun to race another half after running a PR a few weeks ago! I am healthy and happily tapering!
Are you setting goals for yourself? I write mine out on the blog and in my planner each month. I look at them daily. Stay tuned for my May goals!