Happy June, Friends!
May is over, and I ran 102 miles last month. I didn’t cycle too much, but got in 43.5 miles in the saddle. For the year, I’m at 411 running miles and 422.5 biking miles. My running is feeling pretty good at the moment. My knee is better than it was, but still bothers me during and after running. May started off with 8 hard and humid miles with Amy. I had two 8 mile runs in May, my longest two training runs for the month.
I had one race in May, the Running with the Cows Half Marathon. It was a really neat race, in the countryside south of Kansas City. I didn’t have the greatest race, after starting out too quickly I burnt out with 4-5 miles to go. Kristen had flown in, and Mom and Dad drove down for the race. It was a really fun weekend. Running with the Cows was my only race in May. I ended up walking a decent part of it at the end, and finished with my third fastest half marathon time.
The Sunday after the race, Mom, Dad, Kristen and I went to Shawnee Mission Park to run, bike, and explore. It was a nice way to shake out the legs and see some really pretty scenery. Plus, Kristen had to run 8 miles, so it was nice to bike around while she ran.
I ran with the KC Running Co. groupies 4 times in May. I need to get to more Groupie runs! After Hospital Hill (this coming weekend), Amy and I are going to try to get to more Tuesday night speed nights with the groupies.
I also had my birthday in May! I turned 30, and started off my birthday by running 3 miles on the treadmills with Amy. It had been raining and storming and very windy overnight, so we opted for an indoor run instead of risking getting caught in a thunderstorm. In all the runs Amy and I have had together, it was our very first treadmill run together!
I went home for Memorial Day, and was able to get in 3 runs with Mom! Shay puppy has an injured leg, so she couldn’t run with us, but we went on a couple short walks after Mom and I ran.
For our Memorial Day Run, Mom and I ran a beautiful 4 mile loop which included seeing some horses, running on the bypass, and seeing a lovely little family of geese. Mom also massaged around my knee a bit while I was home, and it felt really good. My goal for June is to spend 10+ minutes every day stretching.
Looking forward to June, I am running the Hospital Hill Half Marathon on June 4. I’m flying up to Milwaukee to visit Kristen and Thayne, and will run my first quarter marathon (6.55 miles) while I’m there. I am also looking forward to having a bit of a break from the half marathons, after having one each in April, May, and June.
Running: 21 runs, totaling 102 miles.
Cycling: 3 cycling classes, 3 hours, and a couple bike rides, totaling 43.5 miles.
Longest Run: 8 miles, May 1 and May 22
Races: Running with the Cows Half Marathon