How is it that we are in the month of March already?! I have to say that the weather this winter has been nothing short of awesome and since I am currently training for a marathon, I am very grateful.
I mentioned to Allison the other day that I hadn’t reflected on my yearly mileage yet and she urged me to get on it. So thanks, Allison!
January was a nice jump back into training and adding in more milage. And February was just plain awesome with a trip to Aruba for my brother’s wedding. Soon we are off for another little trip. I seriously cannot complain.
So far this year I have completed over 400 miles with 198 in January and 207 in February. And the best part is that I feel great! I was really worried that I wasn’t in good enough shape post baby to be throwing myself into marathon training. Typically I would have had far more double digit runs under my belt before training started. But I have learned that isn’t always necessary to focus on just mileage. I aim to spend a good amount of time each day working on strength training and I truly believe this has made me a stronger runner. Focusing on the core alone will keep you healthier out there on your long runs. But I prefer to do a more well rounded strength training that involves upper body, lower body and core. Once training begins I eliminate a lot of the extra lower body work because marathon training is far too taxing on the legs for me.
I am looking forward to seeing where the rest of my training will take me.
And now, drumroll please……I posted on Monday morning that I was doing a giveaway. As part of my involvement with Fit Approach I had the opportunity to try out BeFit’s workouts and supplements and have the opportunity to share with one lucky winner. And that winner is: Gloria Smith. Congrats Gloria. Send me an e-mail and we will get you the products!
Good luck to everyone racing this weekend. And a big congrats and good luck to Elaine who PR’ed in her half marathon by over 28 minutes a few weeks ago. This week she is tackling a 10k and a half marathon in one weekend. Go get ’em!