March! I’ll cut straight to the chase: I ran 105 miles in March! After reevaluating my goals, and getting rid of my year long 1100 mile goal, my knee continued improve, and I had lots and lots of fantastic runs in March! Read up on previous months’ run-downs here: January, February.
Between my knee feeling so much better, my glute feeling just about 99% better, and really enjoying my runs, I end up running twice as much in March as I did in each January and February! I ended March with 105 miles, which puts my yearly total at 211. I still am sticking to my plan of not aiming for a specific number for the year, I’m happy with just running and doing what I can! I biked/cycled 105 miles as well (yesterday when I had 105 miles biked, and had 100 miles running, I knew I had to do a 5 miler to even them up!)
During the first week of March, I traded in my old bike and bought a beautiful (used but new to me) bike. I named her Aspen. I’ve ridden my bike to work several times, and taken her out for a few bike rides this month too. My longest ride was a 10 mile ride to Missouri and back! She’s a Trek seven.three, and I love her!
I’ve continued to take cycling classes a couple times a week at the Athletic Club of Overland Park. Since I ran more in March than I had in January and February, I didn’t take as many classes, and some of the classes I did go to, I only took half the class, so that I could also run.
I somehow only ran with the KC Running Co. groupies twice in March! Between some chilly weather, some scheduling conflicts, a race, and going home for a weekend, I only managed to get to the Groupies twice! I did run with friends numerous times, which makes up for missing so many Groupie runs. I also had my second race of the year, the Whiskey Run 5k, on March 13. I ended up not running as quickly as I wish I would have, but had a pretty good race, and a dang good breakfast after the race!
My longest run of the month was 8 miles, which was actually broken up into a solo 5 miler followed by a 3 mile run (5k, actually, for the virtual 5k for Rett Syndrome) with Momma and Shay puppy, in Hays, on March 26.
The entire month, I’ve run a bit longer than previous, during each run. 10 of my runs in March were 5 miles or more! I think that adding a mile or two to my normal 3-4 mile runs has really helped my endurance, and my mental strength! Though I’m not aiming, specifically, for 100+ miles each month, I definitely like being able to do some longer runs without feeling like it’s so taxing. I guess that’s called progress!
Looking forward to April, I have two races, the Rock the Parkway Half Marathon on April 9, and the Trolley Run 4 miler on April 24. Rock the Parkway begins my 3 half marathons in 3 months, and I’m hoping my knee is up to the task! Do you have any races coming up?
Running: 25 runs, totaling 105 miles.
Cycling: 7 cycling classes, 5.5 hours, and several bike rides, totaling 105 miles.
Longest Run: 8 miles, Mar. 26.
Races: Whiskey Run 5k.