Saturday, April 30, 2011

April 2011

Total Distance: 415.3 KM/258.07 mi (a new PR over March)

Highest Weekly Mileage: 105 KM/65 mi (Week 16)

# Runs: 30

# Doubles: 5

# Non-Run Workouts: 0

# Rest days: 5 (1 unplanned - sick)

Races: Martian Marathon, Spring Thaw 5K, Uxbridge Half

Favourite Run: Martian Marathon hands down - great event, nice weather and I ran the best race of my life!

Most Hardcore Run: Spring Thaw 5K - it may have been short, but the most miserable race weather EVER

Book of the Month: The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (This is the 2nd book in a young adult trilogy. Yes, young adult. I have no shame.)

Song of the Month: Pearl - Katy Perry 

Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: making plans with hubs for all the JUNK FOOD we intend to eat after May 15th

Obsession of the Month: hand sanitizer

Indulgence of the Month: Cadbury Mini Eggs

Drink of the Month: waterwaterwaterwaterwater

Current Wish-List: perfect weather on May 15th - too much to ask??

Current Need: control of my appetite! I am always hungry.

Triumph of the Month: Marathon PR of 3:46 on a glorified training run

Current Bane of my Existence: the wind! I swear it is windy every day 

Current Blessings: the time, resources and ability to reach my goals for this training cycle, and those who continue to support me

Current Excitement: race season is in full swing; this will be my third weekend in a row with a race!

Current Goal: 10K PR tomorrow and marathon PR in 2 weeks


Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

What a great month--your mileage is incredible!

Kerrie said...

Love this!

Unknown said...

the wind has been taunting me too.

J said...

April was awesome for you! I can't wait to see how May is going to go! Good luck tomorrow in the 10k!

Q said...

Ahhh I know, go away wind! I don't read YA novels, but I have been known to be sucked into ''Degrassi'' from time to time. Shhh!

ajh said...

I like YA novels. May have to give that a try. Any other series you have liked? I loved The Golden Compass series.

Emz said...

Obsession of the Month: hand sanitizer

why didn't I remember to take it to Boston?! ugg.

YAY PR in April. awesome.

Dang cabury eggs - just freaking went on sale at my grocery store 10 cents a piece. what? I only bought 20, I wish I was joking.


You are so amazing and totally owned April! Can't wait for race day!

Karen said...

258 miles in a month? When do you sleep, girl?

The wind has been kicking the crap out of my confidence lately, any suggestions on how to beat it?

Rene' said...

your mileage is incredible this month! hand favorite. Good luck tomorrow!

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amy said...

With a month like that, your race is sure to be a success tomorrow!! Good luck!

dawn @ running the dawn said...

you will be tearing down those pr's left and right! two weeks eeeeeeeeee!

Teamarcia said...

PR tomorrow and in 2 weeks. I think your middle name should be PR the way you're running. awesome!

Heather said...

Awesome month - and May is probably going to be even better! :)

Char said...

With all the K's you're putting in I think the hunger is legitimate. You don't need to control your appetite, you just have to make sure you're fueling well and you can probably afford a few treats along the way.

yumke said...

Saw Mark! You both did great! Two weeks till race day.

Anonymous said...

Another kickass month Marlene! Congrats on your mileage PR! That is truly incredible! :)

Denise said...

incredible month w/ that fabulous marathon PR!! i have a feeling next month is going to be even better!

keep using that hand sanitizer.

Nicole said...

Wahooo! What a great month for you!!!!!! Xoxoxoxo

Richelle said...

Wow... what an awesome month for you... mileage and PRs galore!

Jen Feeny said...

I love that you and hubs have been making plans for junk food! LOL! Two weeks! AHHHHH! So excited for you as you know I've been living vicariously through you. I know you're going to do amazing and I'm so glad I got to be a part of your awesome April! Xoxoxo