February has passed in a blur of marathon training, skiing, and life-with-three-kids. Let’s check in on my goals for February:
Eat less cake. – Done. Not necessarily less sugar, but less cake.
Run the Brea 8K and earn a PR at that distance. – Done! Big fat PR at the Brea 8K!
Start training for the Mountains 2 Beach Marathon. Week 3 of marathon training is done and week 4 finishes off on Saturday with a planned 20-miler!
Do not injure myself (a perennial goal). I feel good. My adductor magnus continues to speak up a little bit post-run, but I feel great while I’m running and my stride is not affected.
Swim: 0.67 miles in 25 minutes in 1 workout. <— Seriously? Must hit the pool this Friday.
Bike: 79.74 miles in 4.79 hours in 4 workouts. <— Is that right? I'm shocked I only rode the bike four times. I guess it makes sense though because I substituted skiing for some cross-training days.
Run: 95.17 miles in 16.07 hours in 11 workouts. <— Makes me want to run another 4.83 miles today to hit 100. Not gonna do it though. Today's a much-needed rest day.
Strength training: 2.67 hours in 6 workouts. <— Interesting — the exact same amount of time as January but in 5 fewer workouts!)
Skiing: 11.5 hours in 3 workouts.
Random Photo for February
I took this photo on a 7-mile tempo run. Can you spot the hawk resting on the top right side of the old silo?
Goals for March
Resist racing the La Habra 10K. I ran this race last year and would love to do it again this year, but after all the work it took to juggle the marathon training long run with the Brea 8K last week, I do not want to put myself through that stress again, even for an inexpensive local race.
Heal my darn adductor magnus/groin strain once and for all. I think this takes time, strength training, tennis ball massages, and hot baths.
Do two 20-mile long runs, two 18-milers, and one 13-miler. This advanced marathon training plan is aggressive but so far I feel up to it!