So my mileage for February: 38 miles. Seems strange to type those numbers, but yep 38 miles. I went back and looked at my running weeks/days in February and first thing I took a whole week off the first week of February because prior months I had run 88,80, and 70 and thought I needed a little break. Those of you who follow my blog then remember that after my week off running I got sick with a horribly annoying cold/sinus fun. Despite the cold I still managed to run 4 days a week for the rest of February. However, my mileage on running days was averaged at 3 miles. I just didn't have many long runs at all so hence why my mileage for February was lower.
I think the break helped, even though I also think it hurt me overall because I got that horrible cold/sinus stuff and I really think me running routinely has kept me somewhat healthy and happy. The break gave me time to look at training plans/schedules for the upcoming year. My Best running buddy and I are back at it and we have sat down and penciled in our runs/schedules. I've totally missed her running presence and am enjoying having someone to chat about running with and run with on a regular basis.
I did learn a lesson this past week that incorporating interval or speed work into my runs early morning may make me change my normal morning process of not eating much, unless I'm running 5 or more. I struggled heavily due to low energy stores. So I will start eating a little something prior to my speed work in the a.m.
Onto March- I'm following the another mother runner finish it 10K plan in prep for the Leprechaun Dash 10K I do in a couple of weeks. I'll have a week off from scheduled "training plan" and then will start my another mother runner's half marathon "own it" plan. Shall be a fun month of running :).