May was a great month. I doubled the mileage I did in April in a pretty safe manner. I haven’t had any pain other than a bit of hip pain after my long runs and muscle pain after the race I did on May 14th. I am getting better at listening to my body and being careful to cool down and stretch. I know how important that is now.
I’m looking forward to my 10K race on July 23rd, which is what I am working toward now. I decided to go with the Runner’s World SmartCoach program because that seems to be the most flexible since it’s software driven. Once I finish the 10K and do a week of recovery, I will start training for the half marathon in October.