I know I've been a bit absent during the month of January, but that doesn't mean the running stopped. In fact, I had a pretty solid month of marathon prep and managed to squeeze in most of my planned runs around my expanded work schedule (because who doesn't want start the year by working overtime). That is not a complaint, just the reality of what's been up.
Not all of those 164 miles were this pretty, but I sure enjoyed them when they were.
Races: None, but it still was a great month over all.
Most of my miles actually looked like this. Make it work!
Highpoint of the month: I trained hard this month and really started to see the results in my running. Some the strength and tempo workouts I completed this month would not have been possible (or at least not nearly as enjoyable) a few months ago. My training plan has been intense: I've been tired, I've been hungry, but I've also really enjoyed the challenge and have seen the impact. We also had a tiny bit of snow and it was really fun to have winter for a full 36 hours.
Not so highpoint of the month: I missed a few workouts. I tried to limit it to easy runs by shifting around workouts, but during a busy work week last week, I missed a tempo run. But if that's the low point, I'm really ok with it.
What I'm looking forward to in February: Um, it's race month! I can't tell you how excited I am for race weekend. Our team gets along so well it's become almost like a family reunion each year. On top of that, the Jayhawk will be running his second half marathon while we are there, and I've got a few other surprises. I can't wait. *Must focus on work for 1 more week*
How did your year start off? What was the highlight of your January?