Soooo…tomorrow is the first day of June. How?! Somehow we’re almost halfway through the year and I still feel like the year just started, lol. May was an important month for me as I finished training for the AirBnB Brooklyn Half Marathon and started training for my goal Fall race, the Chicago Marathon! I’ve got a few goals for June – let’s discuss!
First, let’s take a look at my goals from May:
Course PR at the Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon
Ha! This gets a big F. I was no where near a course PR. In fact, it was one of my worst half marathon times ever. In case you missed it, here’s a rundown of what went wrong on raceday.
Keep Up with Barre
I’ll give myself a B on this one. I was hoping to get to Barre 4 times during the month but only managed to go twice.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
I get an A+ for this one! I’ve really been paying close attention to hydrating all throughout the day – not just when working out.
Here are my goals for June:
Establish a good post-run stretch routine
This honestly comes down to not being lazy after my runs, lol. While I always do a quick stretch post run, I really want to establish a a good 5-10 minute stretching routine that focuses on my IT band, glutes and hamstrings. This will hopefully keep me in fighting shape as my mileage begins to increase week after week.
Try new fueling products
During this marathon training cycle I am going to be open to trying out new fueling products. Some brands on my list include Generation UCAN, Huma, Vega and Tailwind. Nothing wrong with my trusted brands (Honey Stinger and Nuun), but I just want to see if there might be better options out there for me. Also after my GI issues during my last race, I think it might be time for a switch to something new. If you have any experience with any of the brands I listed, I would love to hear about it!
Read a new running related book
I have a few running books just sitting on my bookshelf and collecting dust and I plan on changing that this month. The Inner Runner and Racing Weight are two books that I’ve been meaning to read for a while, so I think I’ll select one of those to read this month. I’ve heard that both are really good reads!
Do you set monthly fitness goals? Do you have any goals for June?