Friday, April 1, 2011

March in Review

March has been my best and most consistent month of training ever. I've done a lot of work to build a stong base which I think is coming along quite nicely. While I have started to sprinkle a bit more quality in my routine I'm far from being fast. I dropped a couple mile repeats on the way home from work the other day and I was bit unsatisfied with a 6:27/6:12/5:58, but I can't expect much anyways (hey, it was windy and uphill... or I'm just slow... or both). I wasn't even sore the next day, likely either due to the fact that I only did 3, and also that I couldn't even push myself past that point where it hurt. Hopefully I'll get around to some better and more consistent turnover so the next few weeks will be interesting to see how it goes.

The most important thing to me is that my long runs have been solid for the most part. I've been getting in around a 30 mile long run every weekend with the exception of the week when I did a 20/20 on Saturday and Sunday. While tough initially, these long runs are becoming by far my favorite and most enjoyable part of my running week. I've been out early as well, so getting done around 11:30 with almost 5 hours of running under your belt really helps make you feel productive even if you lounge around the rest of the day. Onward to April and the 2nd quarter...

1 comment:

GZ said...

Solid month. Don't sweat the fast stuff ... a few week and I bet that comes down pretty quick.