The beginning of a new month/season/year is always good for looking back at what you've achieved and looking forward to what you are aiming for.
# of runs: 14
Distance: ..........76.8 Miles / 123.5 Kms
Monthly Goals: 65 Miles / 104.6 Kms
Time Running: 11 Hours 39 Minutes 31 Seconds
Longest Distance: 12.1 Miles / 19.5 Kms (1:53:46)
Fastest Pace: ........7:45 min/Mile / 4:49 min/Km / 7.75 mph - on a 2 Mile treadmill run
Average Pace: ......8:57 min/Mile / 5:33 min/Km / 6.7 mph
Summary: Exceeded my monthly distance goal again this month - wahoo! Overall my pace was a teensy bit slower than last month. However, the majority of the runs I did were longer distance at a slower pace. Only 3 of those runs were under 3 miles. And my race pace has improved a bit since the beginning of the year, which of course is the result I want.
Here's my January recap for comparison.
Distance: 143.2 Miles / 230.5 Kms
Goal: .......120.0 Miles / 193.0 Kms
Time Running: 21 Hours 34 Minutes 19 Seconds
MARCH 2010 GOALS
♥ Increase the # of runs I do this month. Ideally I'd like to be running more frequently than I am. Last month I ran about every 3 days, but longer distances. I think it would be beneficial to add in some shorter 2-3, or even 1 mile runs on the days in between.
♥ I had previously set a distance goal for March at 65 miles. But I'm going to increase that to 80 miles in light of what I've done so far this year.
♥ Continue journalling EVERY day. It's bringing me great success and there is no justifiable reason to stop.
♥ Continue getting adequate sleep. I need a good 8 hours a night to function decently.
♥ Work those buns!!! My biggest downfall in races is hills. They KILL me! I don't feel it in my lungs - I feel it in my legs and buns. More lunges, more squats and I'm not forgetting about core and upper body work either.
♥ Complete my first half marathon on March 13th! My goal is to complete under 2 hours, which will require a good effort from me, but I think I can do it. I'll be happy with finishing though. I look at this like a starting point.
I have a race recap to post from this weekend, but I'll leave that to tomorrows post.
Hope everyone is having a great day!!!!!