The last two years, the month of May has not treated my training well.
May 2009, I was dealing with pneumonia.
Lack of intelligence had me racing while pneumonicized.
Then I continued training while recovering.
All of which knocked me on my butt.
Certainly stressed the value of healthy lungs when I couldn't take full breaths in the pool.
Completed a half ironman at the end of that month (dared the Bear), but it was tough.
Last year, I was in the hospital for a blood clot in my brain.
Once again I was reset to ZERO. Like the worst time of year for that.
I recovered but barely skated by the summer's races.
This year is different!
I'm gonna make it through May in pretty good shape.
That is uncharted territory!
I failed to accomplish any of my offseason goals but still find myself getting in the workouts and most importantly, my fitness is heavily favoring Running.
There's less than 2 months until the 20in24.
That means I'll be maxing out my running mileage over the next 6 weeks.
Next up is a 40-mile training run during Memorial Day weekend.
Not point-to-point this time.
Planning to run an out-and-back from my house for the first 15 miles.
Then run down to our local trail (5 miles) with the remaining 20 miles found during 4 out-and-backs on the trail. Budgeting 7 or 8 hours for that.
Only problem is I wanna do that run in the early morning, but it's following a late night...
I've justified it with the whole "well you're gonna be tired during the 20in24 anyway!"
Besides, I gotta fit it in.
The 100mi in 24hr goal has been staring at me for a few years now.
This year, I'm hoping to make it blink.