Another month down for half marathon training! February flew by and included a few more outdoor runs (slowly but surely).
How I felt this month:
Still good! Have a lot of energy for my runs and feel good on them, too. Which is so nice. After my last long run this past weekend (7 miles), I did feel some more soreness at the end though in the hips.
What I ran this month:
In February, I logged 38.05 miles, which was 5 more miles from January. Here’s a look at my month:
I’m certainly not an expert, but thinking about my history of adding mileage and what’s happening now with being sore, I think I need to incorporate different TYPES of runs into my training. Basically, every time I run (with the exception of Orange Theory which incorporates lots of different running), I do a tempo run. Been looking at RunnersConnect.net a bit and saw some half marathon workouts to add to your training:
1. Tempo Runs
Roadblocks this month:
Similar to last month, cold weather! But those boring treadmill runs had some help because of a fun new app I received via the Pittsburgh Marathon — Zwift. Zwift is a virtual training program that gamifies your experience and connects you with other runners from all over the world. One snowy Sunday, for example, I ran “on the beach.” I would prefer to use my iPad to use this but I can’t fit it on my treadmill. Using my phone was a little tough to see — that was my only complaint. But definitely a fun concept.
Goals and what I am looking forward to in March:
I feel like a broken record, but looking forward to running more outdoors as spring hopefully makes an appearance. Good thing I have Florida to look forward to next week for warmer weather! And, I am going to look into incorporating more of those runs I mentioned above to see if that helps my soreness or improves my speed.
Fun updates from the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon:
So many new and exciting things this month! I received my Zwift pod in my Ready, Set, Move subscription box through P3R. Look how fun it is!
Also, there’s an official P3R Spotify Playlist! You know I love my songs to run to, and this list was curated by fans. It is so good — follow it now. You can still contribute your favorite running song.
Get caught up!
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