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May 4, 2011

Previously on MM…April 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 16:23

I totally meant to post this, well, when the month ended but life stuff got in the way and I haven’t been able to get onto my computer regularly. Bleh.  Well not bleh because I’ve been feeling good, productive and happy.  But bleh because I like blogging-life (reading, writing, etc).


Some numbers as of April 30th.

  • 328.9 miles
  • 51 hours 59 minutes 17 seconds
  • 9:29 pace
  • YTD: 1431.3 miles.

Compare that to April 2010:

  • 152.4 miles
  • 23 hours 41 minutes 21 seconds
  • 9:20 pace

And, well, color me impressed with the increase in miles. I guess I really ran lots this month of this year. I’m actually speechless, although I know it’s because I didn’t run for at least 2 full weeks in April 2010. Mostly because I had access to a gym and could go to XT there.

Injury played a huge role in the pace as I wasn’t able to do any speed work this past month. At all.  Plus there were 2 weeks where I could not run faster than 10:00 pace. But I made it through.

One not-so-running related number, but still pretty damn important.

  • Sunburn tally — 3 burns in 2 weeks. I’m getting cancer tomorrow.

I got that one at Boston but I got even more sun after Easter weekend (with the 74* weather!) and now am sporting a red face from this past weekend. At least red brings out my green eyes right? And, while we’re on numbers, $8.94 spent on sunscreen after I got burn #3. Ouch.

And other highlights

  • Boston Marathon (and this report is a picture one). Worst marathon to date but one that I ran 100% injured. I don’t know whether to be proud of the fact that I did it or ashamed that I tried! But since I’m recovering nicely (thank goodness for finding a athlete-friendly PT!) now I’ll go with the former. And who can argue with a smile like this?

  • ONE RECIPE because, well, I tried my hand at cooking/baking and decided that I don’t really enjoy it enough to create extravagant meals. But when my roomie wants to rope me into it it can be fun. And tasty.

And of course the most important thing: warm weather…finally. I’m pretty sure that it snowed at least once in April…on the first if I’m not mistaken…but the average temperature for the fourth month of 2011 was

Wait for it….

58* for the high. 38* for the low. Extremes were 74* and 30*. I like where this is going.

May better listen up. How’d your April go? Anyone else glad that it’s done and over with?


  1. I still haven’t posted my April recap yet either… probs should get on with it shouldn’t I!

    Comment by Laura @ box run eat — May 4, 2011 @ 16:44

  2. I believe that was 8.94 well spent 🙂 !

    Comment by Lindsay — May 4, 2011 @ 17:48

  3. I think this April sucked. Meh. Stupid weather, stupid leg. I’m looking for May to be much nicer. 🙂

    Comment by Amy @ Second City Randomness — May 4, 2011 @ 18:08

  4. you should probably have that sunburn checked out by a doctor……….

    Comment by lindsay — May 4, 2011 @ 20:36

  5. amen for the warm weather, seriously! I’m kind of glad April is over – May is always full of more hope for warm weather and the end of the school semester, hooray! Nice mileage last month though – hope the leg is still feeling good 🙂

    Comment by mealsformiles — May 4, 2011 @ 20:36

  6. Can I just say everytime you post your mileage it You are a MACHINE. If only I could suck your energy through the computer, I would do it when you weren’t looking.

    Comment by Eat:Watch:Run — May 4, 2011 @ 21:41

  7. April was full of injury scares for me…but ended with a 3:08 marathon just to tell the injuries’ who is boss. Hoping May is injury free

    and I may have mentioned this before, but I LOVE your milage because it makes me feel like less of a freak. I passed 1000 somewhere in the last half of April, and your blog reminds me I am still sane. Or that you are also insane

    Comment by RoseRunner — May 4, 2011 @ 23:00

  8. Oh man April was crazy. In a good way, I guess. Your mileage is 100 more than mine and I wasn’t injured or tapering/recovering. Bah!

    Comment by Jess — May 4, 2011 @ 23:13

  9. Nice job on April! Definitely a better month for you than last year!

    Comment by J — May 5, 2011 @ 07:40

  10. Great job on 2010 vs 2011! You’re a changed runner, that’s for certain. And yeah, who can argue with a smile like that? Beautiful!

    Comment by Flo — May 5, 2011 @ 14:19

  11. […] If you really want to read something recently of the running nature then you can check out my April 2011 recap. But I hope that everyone is out celebrating tonight. Safely of […]

    Pingback by Tequila and Quesadillas? If You Insist. « MarathonMaiden's Blog — May 5, 2011 @ 19:00

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