It feels like January was 11 months long, and February was 11 minutes. I’m not complaining because I won’t say it was my favorite month. Has February even ever been close to my favorite? No. Like the month, this recap will be short because there isn’t a heck of a lot to say!
Luckily, compared to many winters we’ve had recently, it wasn’t all that hard to get outside. It’s been much milder.
Miles Run: Around 200
Rest Days: 4
Workouts: 8 Including Lonely 5ks
Races: Cupids Chase 5k (20:32)
I wanted and hoped to race more than I did. I signed up for another race but things popped up the night before, and I couldn’t go. I bummed but made the best of it. I’ve told myself if I can’t find a race I’ll run a hard 5k alone. I’ve been doing well sticking to that. The 5k I actually did race, was my slowest but we also ran against a headwind, and I pretty much ran that race alone as well.
I’m slowly coming to terms that this season, while working hard, might not be a “fast” season for me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy for anyone running a 20 minute 5k, but I want to get back to 18:XX. My body is just not there right now.
February was at least much more consistent than January. In January, I couldn’t get any rhyme in training and often found myself taking at least two if not more days off from running due to things popping up. The goal for March is to be as consistent with running. I am already signed up for a few races including Shamrock Half. At this point, something under 1:30 and close to Carlsbad seems like a dream, but that is the goal.
Posts from the Month:
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Questions for you:
How was your February training?
What are your goals for March?