March, what a different story than February. The month started out cold but I was determined to improve over last month. Taylor was in between contracts and so of course – it was better already just from that. The first week of March I finished all my scheduled runs. Zone 2 is definitely starting to feel more comfortable even if the weather isn’t. The sun was out though and I could feel the hope of spring.
The second week I was dreading the weekend. We were supposed to get a snow storm. I watched the weather all week, ran Tuesday, Friday and got 9 miles in on Saturday. Luckily the storm missed us all together. Felt great to get to that distance again. Still building and working in zone 2 is a bit of a challenge. I want to keep running at times during my interval training. Go faster – but I’m sticking with my plan of building a good base and training in zone 2.
Week kicked off with some freezing temperatures and high winds. I chose to stay warm and inside at the beginning of the week but got back out there Thursday and Saturday. Saturday marked the first time I stayed in zone 2 and was able to get in all my intervals. Really makes a difference to have Taylor join me. He’s headed to Maryland for a contract with Zenimax. Totally proud of him and I know we’ll stay on each other virtually to get our training in.
I would love to hear my name announced with you are an Ironman. I think about it quite a bit. It seems almost unattainable. Maybe someday.
For now – I’ll let all the stories of all those that came before me inspire me to overcome my challenges and work toward my immediate goal of 48.6 miles – which equally almost feels unattainable.
The fourth week of March I was feeling a good stride. Like I had planned worked in my two 30 min runs and an 11 miles run on Saturday. I haven’t run this far since training for the Wine and Dine half a couple years ago. I also realized that I was behind on my b12 shots and was dragging a bit. I also had my IV treatment this week which was a good help overall.
Saturday’s run was crazy in that it was 80 degrees. Wasn’t I just talking about a snowstorm last week? Insaneballs. Poor Taylor had a great run and a PR but he face-planted at one point when his knee gave out. I know I’m his mom more than I probably should for my 24-year-old but I do get concerned that he pushes to fast to early.
The final week of March I got one last good run in before helping Taylor to move. This month was a great month. Other than adding in cross training I couldn’t hope for something better.
Monthly totals 39.43! 64.52 miles this year!