So January was a good running month for me.
My goal for the month was 70 miles. How many miles did I run? 70.5. The end of the month required some dedication, because I was traveling a lot and with a Board Meeting in Palm Springs (which included a lot of really good wine and food) I had 5 miles to log to make the mark. I hit the hotel gym at 5 am on a Saturday morning and forced myself to give 5 when I felt like crawling back to bed around mile 2. But I got to somewhere around 3.5 and instead of hitting the button to increase the speed, I hit the ‘stop workout’ button which was precariously positioned right next to the ‘up’ arrow for speed. Who designs these things (treadmills). So I reset. And I felt better, for some reason. Maybe a second wind. Yes, I should have run outside in the beautiful Palm Springs 60 degree weather, but it was DARK. I mean, middle of the night dark. And I was just starting to make out the shape of palm trees when I hit the 5 mile mark. So I gave .5 more just so I could say I did it, and then I did a ‘rainmaker’ move (see http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Sport/Pix/pictures/2008/08/22/boltandpowell3.jpg and http://images.chron.com/blogs/peep/1aStanding%20Archer.JPG or http://www.mattbembridge.co.uk/gallery-large-images/the-archer.jpg) and felt like a superstar. Damn, I dig running.
February? 70 miles again. I have a taper built in for my early March race in Florida, so if I can hit 70 with a short and tapered month, I will seriously be the best runner I know. : )