Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Good Foundation

My main goal for the beginning of 2012 is to set a strong foundation of running to achieve my goals for the year. So far, so good. It's hard to believe we're already into February. Here's last month's statistical rundown:
  • Total Miles: 52 miles (16 runs)
  • Total Time: 9:10:48
  • Highest Weekly: 13 miles
  • Average Weekly: 11.8 miles
  • Average Pace: 10:33/mile
  • The Monthly Dif: +37 mile (15 miles in December)
Before the year even began, I designed what I've been calling my "pre-training plan" to rebuild my fitness from my big drop off in running in 2011.

Despite two missed runs, I still managed to complete 100 percent of my planned mileage because of slight overages tacked on to most runs. That's a bit of a cop-out, admittedly, but recent history urges me not to take such success for granted.

In actuality, I should have logged another six miles, which puts my total miles for the month closer to 90 percent of my planned distance. Regardless, my January running has set the bar for what I hope will be another solid month.

February's pre-training plan calls for four runs per week, while increasing from a four-mile "long run" this week to six miles by the time Leap Year arrives.

This month's first weigh-in was 175 pounds, which shows improvement from the 180 recorded to start the year, but that number continues to yo-yo day by day.

Last night's three-miler tied my second fasted pace so far this year, and that included a stop at a mailbox to send off some bill payments.

The weather is so nice today, I might just have get out again after work. You have to take advantage of good weather around these parts. This is the annual "spring teaser," which usually precedes February's cruelty. Enjoy it while you can. 


C said...

Congrats on a solid January. I would advise you only to weigh yourself once a week, preferably the same day of the week and time. Saves you from the daily emotional rollercoaster.

Al's CL Reviews said...

Sounds like a good January!

Carolina John said...

Yea this is barefoot weather for sure! Enjoy it while it lasts bro.