March Training

March Training

2018 is flying by.  I feel like I was just writing a recap of 2017 and about where the year 2018 would go.  Since then, I PRed in February in the half marathon.  March wasn’t the most exciting month but I did one redeeming race.

Total Miles: Around 200

Range of Paces: 5:45-10:30-untimed
Rest Days: 9
Workouts: 6
Races:
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup 4 Miler (24:30)
Adrenaline Run 5k (18:29)
Shamrock Half Marathon (1:23.21)
Phillies 5k (19:07)

Favorite Race: Shamrock Half Marathon

shamrock half marathon va beach me running

Thoughts:

After a great month in February, March felt as though it was much quieter.  I ran and raced but ultimately, the early part of the year took it’s toll and I found myself exhausted towards the end of the month.  I definitely overbooked myself on more means than running.  Running just became that thing I felt like I should do.  At the end of the month, I took a few days off which rejuvenated actually “wanting to run”.

My goal for April is to get back to enjoying running, and feeling good. If that means taking extra rest days or cutting runs short, I’m okay with that.    Life outside of running and blogging is busy at the beginning of the month and it tapers back down towards the end of the month into May.

One of my bigger races of the year, the April Fools Half, is just a week and a half away.  I know I’m not mentally or physically exactly where I was in February or even a month ago, but running goes in ebbs and flows.  I’m hoping to have another decent half marathon there, which means I do have to put more effort into rest and recovery instead of forcing every run.

Posts from the Month:

Hiking:

Hiking the Palisades
Hiking the Dixie Trail (Phoenix)
Hiking White Tank Mountains (Phoenix)

Mesquite trail phoenix arizona

Running:

My Start to Running
Not Every Run is Fun
Hoka One One Mach Shoe Review

philadelphia phillies 5k

 

Questions for you:

How was your month of March?

What do you have planned for April?

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