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January Training:

January Training:

Both mentally and physically, January is always a tough month for me.  It’s the month after the Holidays and there is very little to “look forward” too.  Typically it’s a cold, dull, month.  For the most part, this month was about the same as usual.  I had a good month of running, despite “only” doing one race.  Oh well, the race went extremely well so no complaints there.

In summary: I trained hard, made the best of my time, and kept busy.

Miles Run: Around 250
Range of paces: 6:06-11:05-untimed
Rest Days: 4
Workouts: 8
Best Workout: Long run with 7 miles at 6:49
Races: Tidewater Striders Distance Series 15 miler

Thoughts:

As I mentioned, January is a tough month.  I am proud for making the best of the month and cranking through the miles.  I am still riding the high of my only race, the Distance Series 15 miler.  I went into the race with little expectations and no pressure.  Then I surprised myself!  It’s always awesome when that happens.

The rest of the month was uneventful.  I worked, I ran, and I made time to hang out with friends.  I’m not usually one to “stay as busy as possible” but I do think it’s made the time fly by.  I went to almost 10 diners this month, which is way above average for me.  Outside of work, and volunteering I tried to keep as busy as possible and see as many friends as possible.

Other than that, I’m happy with the month.  Thinking out loud, fitness has progressed nicely, and I’m looking forward to doing a few more races in February to give an overall basis of where I’m at.

Posts from the Month:

Shoes:

Why There Is No “Best” Running Shoe
New Balance 880 Shoe Review
Saucony Ride 10

Training:

The Importance of Adding Protein After a Workout
How to Run through the Winter
Tips for Morning Workouts

Questions for you:

How was your month of January?

Do you have anything exciting going on in February?

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