Tuesday, March 01, 2011

February 2011

Total Distance: 330.7KM (205.5mi)*

Highest Weekly Mileage: 88.3KM (54.9mi)*

* both of which are actually lower than January after I decided to scale back

# Runs: 25

# Doubles: 4 (every Tuesday) 

# Non-Run Workouts: 5 (2x Bootcamp, 1x Spin, 2x P90X)

# Rest days: 4

Races: None this month.

Favourite Run: 10K tempo/PR

Most Hardcore Run: 30K in arctic hell

Book of the Month: The Happiness Project by Gretchen Ruben (I won this from Tatiana and it is a great read)

Song of the Month: Livin' on a Prayer

Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: I bought raisins for the first time in a while and can't stop eating "ants on a log"

Obsession of the Month: still theweathernetwork.com

Indulgence of the Month: expensive jeans

Drink of the Month: water, water and more water

Current Wish-List: perfect weather conditions on Sunday would be nice (see Current Goal below)

Current Need: Spring!

Triumph of the Month: logging my speediest tempo run, 1000-repeats and 35K run EVER

Current Bane of my Existence: Word Verification on Blogger 

Current Blessings: staying healthy and injury-free *knock wood*

Current Excitement: race season is almost here!

Current Goal: PR at Chilly Half Marathon this weekend!




How was your month?

37 comments:

macnic said...

Great post! You're not on my FB, but my month was the one that saw me run the most KMs ever: 72! A typical week for you, but a milestone for me, for sure!

Jogging with Fiction said...

I love that you do two-a-days every tuesday. i kind of want to start doing that!

Lisa said...

I soooo need spring too!

Katie said...

Good luck with your marathon! I'll be running one in May.

I love Livin on Prayer! It was my favorite song in the second grade, and although it's not necessarily my favorite song now, it's still ranks high on my list.

lish said...

What a great month! I totally agree with the weather network....sometimes I have to mute it because the music drives me crazy!

Aneta said...

u amaze me each and single month and day. ur running has become out of this world! congrats on a wicked month!!

lilmeg said...

Chilly! I wish I was doing it again this year. Run extra fast and do a kilometer for me!

Jessie said...

Awesome job on your 205 miles. Wow!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Your "scaled back" month was still totally awesome! You rock!

fancy nancy said...

Wow!!! Give yourself a super cheer!!! Way to go! I'm with you on needing Spring...but today is March so we have rounded the corner!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

How do "you people" have time to READ books? :)

Strong, solid month of training. Race season is going to be super sweet!!!

Morgan said...

Great month chica!!! You are going to own the Half PR on Sunday! Can't wait to read the recap!

Also, I always look at your stats on my way down to my name on the 1,000+++ spreadsheet and just shake my head! You are a mileage monster girl!

Jill said...

I always LOVE your end of the month recaps, always makes me smile!! :)

Denise said...

still on the bon jovi high?? :-)

very good month and it sounds like you're ready to go for race season! good luck this wknd!

J said...

When I reach 200 miles in a month it will be a true miracle! Great job on February! I have so far kept myself away from the candy today - only half way through the day though, hopefully I can hold out!

dietitianontherun.com said...

Girl you have got that PR Half in the bag!! You've had such a great month, and your dedication to progress continues to pay off in all of your runs! There could be a LONG list of "most hardcore" events up there... ;)

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I love ant on a log too. Yummy! But that's a healthy treat...mine not so much.

I love that you took your rest days. I am starting to look forward to having non-running days so I can concrete my cross training in my schedule.

The jeans - worth it!

Word Verification - really dis-like it too.

Spring - yes please.

Your race season will make me green with envy. I always look forward to you and your hubbs racing each year. You guys are amazing!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Please let Spring get here sooner than later!!!!

Fair Weather Runner said...

nice job on a killer february! please tell me you had bugles... with cream cheese, as well.

destination262 said...

I love this montly recap! So fun and you rocked february! Woo hoo!! I am in the need for spring too. :)

Siobhan @sio 'n the run said...

I loved The Happiness Project! SO good!

Expensive jeans? Always worth it!
Spring-- I can feel it coming!!
theweathernetwork.com- LOVE!
Water-- I need to force myself to drink more of it!

It looks like you had a fabulous february!

misszippy said...

You had a great month! Go get it this weekend!

Teamarcia said...

Oh I'm thinking explosive PR for you this weekend!

Mark said...

Wow!!! You are simply amazing!!!

Char said...

Another big, big month. I'm with you about word verification. Life's too short to be typing nonsense words into the computer.

ajh said...

I love how you put all your pics into a cute little collage!

Chris K posted one time how to get rid of word verification. It was very helpful as I just hadn't known how not to have it. Maybe someone should post it periodically. It does seem like there are fewer of these now.

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Wow!! Totally impressed! Great month!

Oh and "Current Bane of my Existence: Word Verification on Blogger" AGREED! =)

Nicole said...

Good luck this weekend! :)

Heather said...

Awesome month, way to go! You have been nailing your training, perfect recipe for a pr this weekend. :)

Richelle said...

Good luck this weekend! You'll nail that PR!

Julie D. said...

INcredible month, Marlene. I'll have to steal this list next month. Love it!

Laura said...

another awesome month!
So far...it isn't great for Sunday but not horrible. I really have to stop looking at the forecast..it just stresses me out.

Christy said...

Good luck!

http://christy-goingthedistance.blogspot.com/2011/03/why-you-havent-heard-from-me.html

Aron said...

another great month for you!!! ahhhh race this weekend?!!? EXCITING :)

lindsay said...

Do ants on a log involve chocolate? Another Bon Jovi reference? That should have been your Obsession...

lindsay said...

Do ants on a log involve chocolate? Another Bon Jovi reference? That should have been your Obsession... He was Jersey's best contribution to the world until Snooki came along.

EndorphinBuzz said...

That is a lot of kms for the shortest month in the year! Good work!