March Training Log

me running grilled cheese and tomato soup 4 mile

Where did March go? I blinked, and it was gone.

Truthfully, I thought March would be “my month.” I envisioned myself and my training beginning to turn. I envisioned feeling better. I got a glimpse of fitness at the Leprechaun 7 miler when it felt effortless to run 7 miles around 6:33 pace, and negative split. That was once and for the most part, I just grinded away. It’s hard to put in work and not feel much more accomplished but every training cycle is different, and you can’t compare yourself to anyone else (including yourself).

Miles Run: Around 180

Rest Days: 9

Range of Paces: 6:06-11:30-untimed

Workouts: 4

Races: 5

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup 4 Miler

Leprechaun 7 Miler (45:51)

Adrenaline 5k (19:26)

Shamrock Half Marathon (1:29.52)

Phillies 5k (20:08)

Garden State 10 Miler (1:08.30)


I would have loved to gain more fitness than I did in March. I’m progressing but it’s been a very slow process.  At the beginning of the month, I had a hard time comparing myself to previous years, times, and races. This time last year I was racing 5ks a minute faster, but I remind myself that fitness will come when it comes. I’ll continue to work hard.

As it gets later and later into Spring, I have realized it won’t be a PR season. Could a Pr magically come? Sure, maybe. But is that likely? No. It would mean having too big of leaps in fitness. To clarify, I’m not sad I’m not as fit as previous years I just know where I stand.

Posts from the Month:


How to be an Instagram Runner

How to Bounce Back from a Bad Race

9 Years ago I Began Running

Shoe Reviews:

Hoka Cavu 2 Shoe Review

Hoka One One Mach 2 Shoe Review

On Cloudswift


Hiking Six Mile Run Park

Questions for you:

How was your month of March?

Do you have any races coming up? 


  1. So glad you posted this reminder to keep me from beating myself up comparing myself to years past. Just happy to be able to run!

    1. Thank you Laurie! I agree that is nice to be able to run.

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