It’s Gonna be May… Goals

It’s May 1 and I’ve realized that I haven’t really had any real goals to work towards lately.  Yes, I’ve been running and I’ve been eating & traveling, but I’ve been kind of just doing whatever with no real plan.  So as we start May which is full of races and a lot of traveling, I need a little focus.

Goals for May

Exercise Goals:

*Plank Challenge – Sean & I are already on day 6 and plan to continue on thru May.  My goal isn’t necessarily to get to a certain time, but more to start to incorporate it into my daily routine.

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*Strength Training/Cross Training – As I get closer to a long distance race, I tend to only run, but as my recurring hamstring/glute issue tells me, I need to do other things too. I will be incorporating 2 days of cross training & strength training into my weekly schedule.

*Get in a 20 mile run before my next marathon, Mountains 2 Beach on May 24.  I have only done one 20 mile run this year outside of the LA marathon & my 50k so I’d really like to get one in before I race again.

Health/Eating:

*Meal plan & prep for the week.  I used to do this but since I’ve been working from home, I’ve really gotten lazy.  It’s time to get back on track.

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*Research new long run nutrition.  I’m not sure what kind of experimentation I’ll be able to do with 3 races this month, but I can start researching what I want to try.

*Start 21 Day Fix.  I have had this in for a few weeks now but with the 50k and traveling a bit I haven’t started it yet.  It’s hard for me to do this when I’m out of town a lot but I’ll be doing my best to follow the plan.

It’s time to buckle down and do some relatively simple things (outside of the 20 mile run, that’s not so simple lol) that will help my running goals down the road.

What are your goals for this month?

 

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