Monthly Archives: April 2017

Monthly Miles – April

I logged 128 miles in April. My average came in at 8:56. 

I had a few runs in NY and a ton of runs in Avon Lake this month. I also completed the Cleveland 10 Miler to get ready for the Cleveland Half in May. 

For the year I’ve logged 498 miles at an 8:56 average. I’m on target for my 1,300 miles with an average below 9. 
I’m also sporting a 158 day run streak. I’m very happy with April and how the year is shaping up. 

Decide to dominate!

Sleep Isn’t Overrated 

After scoring a 10 mile personal record yesterday I was tired. My body was hungry for food and sleep. I tried to do some yard work, but just didn’t have it. I shut it down and retread to the easy chair.

I’ve been forcing myself to get more sleep. At one point I was averaging about 5-6 hours and things just weren’t right. My workouts weren’t good and I constantly felt tired. I’m now forcing myself to sleep more. Even pushing myself back to bed in the morning. I’m now getting between 7-8 hours and everything is better from my workouts to my overall prodictvity. 

Last night I got almost 10 hours of sleep. I woke up and was a bit sore, but felt refreshed. I jumped on the bike and hammered out 21 miles at a 17 mph pace. I then jumped on the treadmill and added another 3.5 miles to keep my run streak alive at 151 days. No way I’d have been able to do this today if I was still averaging 5-6 hours. 

It’s not easy to force myself back to sleep, but it’s needed. You can eat better and workout smarter, but if you don’t get enough sleep all your hard work goes down the drain. 

Decide to dominate!

150 Day Run Streak – Cleveland 10 Miler

One of my favorites to run…today didn’t disappoint. I finished 39 out of 63 in my age group and 512 overall out of total of 1,321 runners. 

Chip time had me with a 9:05 average and Garmin had me at 9:09. I’ll take either time as that has me on track to break my 2 hour half-marathon goal. 

Only thing that went wrong is I missed the Team Fleet Feet photo at the beginning. 

Decide to dominate!