288 miles (+48,381').
Missed one day of running which meant I missed my arbitrary goal of 300/50K' by one day's worth of stats. I've committed myself to letting arbitrary numbers go and simply doing what the day gives me without forcing it. That said, March's arbitrary goal is 350/60K'. More of this is simple base building and I think this year has begun quite well in that measure as I feel fit and I was able to get in more mileage and about four times the vertical than I have in the previous 5 years of running.
Last year I ran 250 miles in February and 19K of vertical. So, the climbing is coming a bit more natural, although I've still a long way to go to be where I want to be. Overall, I'm really happy with where I am and where I'll be in the build up to Bighorn. I've been keeping my eye on Clarkie's Quad Rock rego list and as each passing day goes by I get more and more desire to race.
This coming weekend is Salida, of course, and hopefully this massive head cold passes and I avoid another 2012 race. Otherwise, things are well in the running world and I'm really excited for a bunch of exploring and running every bit of unexplored trail and non trail on "my" Green Mountain. Stoked to be heading down to the ditch with a great group of guys who "get it". More and more, I'm also excited to get this Bighorn monkey off my back (and to keep my HR status up).