If we are applying race strategy to the year then we have all just settled into our groove. The excitement of Resolutions has passed but been replaced by what we can really do to improve our lives as runners. We entered the haze. Things are still pretty easy, the course is gentle with its new found sunny skies and the hard times of August and the return of winter of abstract concepts... just like that hill at the end of your goal race.
With this in mind let's look back at the month of March!
Monthly Total of Miles: 205
Grand Total for 2010: 608 (Right on track for my 2400 goal for the year)
Races... I ran two races this month. Taking home the gold at the Leprechaun Leap and silver at the Dupont Forest 12k.
While acknowledging that all steps get us to where we are, there are some steps that leave a more positive vibe on us. This month I point toward some of the shorter, recovery runs. It seems March was full of tempo effort days. This led to lead legs and tired nights. So, when I took a jaunt through the Dragon Trail and along the river it was that much more pleasant to simply be moving, the watch sitting next to the bathroom sink and only my enjoyment to live up to. Lets hope April brings more of these fine days to us all!
The month to come...
2 weeks of training will lead me up to the Valle Crucis 25k. I have signed up for the High Country Triple Crown this year and it is my intention to show well in the series. VC25k is the first of three races followed by the VC7miler and The Knob. This series supports Girls on the Run and 100% of proceeds support this organization. Good Deal!!
BBQ Sandwiches... really
Also, for those in the mid-atlantic, south portion of our fine nation... Terri Hayes is still looking for volunteers for the upcoming Woods Ferry 24 hour run in South Carolina. Terri has a 5 race series she puts on and all of her races are 100% free. So... the weekend of April 17th ya'll should come out for a fun weekend and support your fellow runners... who knows, you might even get a pulled pork BBQ sandwich out of it!