I know, I know. I'm late with the February wrap-up. I was busy! And then it was spring break and I was enjoying that, as I should. So. Now that break is almost over I have some school work I'd rather not work on, so what better time to update the blog?
February was a decent month, if a busy one. I was a bit under the weather at the beginning of the month and that slowed me down a bit for a couple weeks but did not stop me from running a good 5k on the 20th. I also got my long run up to 8 miles, but have since dropped back to 6-7 while I increase my overall weekly mileage. Skiing was sporadic - sometimes we had snow, sometimes we didn't.
Week 1: (two days out of town at a conference)
Run - 13.6 miles (3 runs)
Ski - 6.5 miles (2 outings)
Yoga - 1 hr
Week 2: the week of the winter crud
Run - 11.0 miles (3 runs)
Ski - 13.2 miles (3 outings)
Shortened my long run to 5 miles and skipped yoga
Week 3: race week
Run - 9.5 miles (3 runs)
Ski - zippo
Raced a 5k that Saturday, watch time was 25:59. We never got official times due to a timing system malfunction. Incidentally, in March of 2008 I ran my first sub-30 5k, at 25:53. It's a nice feeling to be "back there" only 4 months after finishing chemotherapy. Travel at the end of the week and sickness at the beginning shot my mileage and kept me from skiing.
Run - 15.2 miles (4 runs)
Ski - somewhere between 6-8 miles (1 outing)
Yoga - 1 hr
Felt much better and bumped up the running mileage since I didn't ski as much.
Run - 49.2 miles
Ski - 26ish miles
Yoga - 2 hrs (hmm. seemed like more than that)
This month my weekly mileage is inching up now that the snow is all gone. The sun this week has been nice, but I have to admit that I'll be sad if I don't get to ski again this winter. After all, I just got racing skis! Stay tuned til next winter for adventures in XC ski racing...