Thursday, April 1, 2010

March at a glance

I feel good about March. Even though I have relatively low miles for an ultrarunner, that is a good thing for March. Coming off an injury and hoping not to aggrivate it kept me conservative, but I've been able to regain a good amount of flat ground fitness. Partly due to weather and partly due to desire to give the knee time to get strong before handing it some dosage of heavy trails. 5 days off is one of my better months so far. We'll hopefully keep moving in a positive direction. 201 miles, 28 hours 12 minutes and 10 seconds of fun...



Looking forward to a big April...

5 comments:

Nick said...

Patrick - you're right to not worry about the miles just yet. Being healthy is way more important. Four to five big mileage weeks back to back and you'll be feeling strong for whatever race is the goal this year - Steamboat?

trudginalong said...

Thanks Nick, you're right. I'm hoping to run a huge PR at Steamboat, and this year is panning out to be the most dedicated I've been to anything really. The 10:09 I crapped all over that course doesn't do me justice (so I think) as I was a total Jackass leading up to it. Starting to rethink the Lean Horse race just b/c it's so damn expensive, $95 for a jeep road 50K...

Woody Anderson said...

That's very impressive! I just hit 220 miles for March, but that's my peak month for Boston training. You're building a great base to launch from.

trudginalong said...

Thanks Woody, you'll find (I think) that the mentality of an ultrarunner is a bit different from a marathoner. To be honest, I don't think it's that far off, and the same principles apply. Develop a strategy, stay consistent, and execute. Just a different kind of strategy. You're gonna be fine switching over for the rest of the summer, you're in WAY better shape than I was last year and I mostly survived! Good luck in Beantown, and let me know when you start kicking back up the training after your recovery and we can get a long run together. Trails should be primo by then.

Woody Anderson said...

So true. I do know what you mean. I experienced that a bit last summer in training for the Leadville Half & PPM. That's when I knew an ultra was next up. I usually recover from a road marathon in about 2 weeks. I'll be ready to go in early May for sure. Definitely looking forward to some long runs!