Nothing that special here, just more plugging away. Actually, as I added up my miles, I surprised myself. I thought I had a pretty inconsistent month with a couple minor physical setbacks along the way and a few motivational lapses. However, through it all, I managed to come within a few miles of my all-time monthly high for mileage (I think in the 495-497 range). Still, nothing but base building. I have noticed the paces beginning to get faster but no planned hard running yet. I am still looking at South Shore and Crazylegs in April, both as train-through fitness tests. It should be interesting to see what I can do off nothing but base training and with no taper for them.
The final damage:
Days running: 30
Miles per day running: 16.4
Miles per day: 15.9
Miles per run: 9.9
This is up 148 miles from February after that being up 54 miles from January. Things are coming together. In 2002, I remember hitting the 490s for 3 consecutive months and thinking 500 would be tough to break. After this month, I’m thinking 500 should be nothing. All I need is a good month of training with even one fewer little physical issue or mental lapse.
That’s some mega-mileage. Hat’s off to you. If I could/would commit to a 2 year plus plan I would do something similar (Lydiard like). I feel like I’m pushing the evelope running 70-80 a week. How fast are you running? I know the more I run I have to back way off on my easy days (7:45-8:00 mpm). Are you running most of your miles slowly?