Monday- 30 Day Shred, level 2 workout. This was day 20 of the 30 day program, and my final day at level 2.
Tuesday- AM: Level 3, 30 Day Shred workout. Day 21.
PM: 5 mile run out to Black Hollow and back with Barry. This is always a challenging route for me to run, because there is a monster hill to run up during the last 1.5 miles. I have only ever defeated this hill once, and the other four times (including this run) I have had to take a walk break.
It was the first time in awhile that Barry and I have run together. It always pushes me to run with him, so it was definitely a more difficult run for me. The weather was also a lot colder than I thought, as there was a snowstorm moving in overnight.
Wednesday- AM: 30 Day Shred level 3 workout, day 22.
PM: 4 mile run on the roads around our house. Nothing especially notable about this run, except I made a conscious effort to keep the pace below 10 minutes/mile and succeeded. It was also really windy as we were having gusts up to 20 mph.
Thursday- 30 Day Shred level 3 workout, day 23.
Friday- AM: 30 Day Shred level 3, day 24.
PM: 3 mile easy run on the treadmill. I could have run outside, but it was cold and I just felt like staying inside. So I hung out with Sven. This also gave me another chance to test out my newer Hokas- the Kailuas. I have to stick to the treadmill with these in case I decide to return them.
I had to get some taller socks, because the right shoe rubs on the bottom of my ankle bone a little. But the new socks took care of that. The verdict is still out on these shoes, though. I love my Stinsons and the Kailuas feel just as good. I felt like my toes were nearly touching the front of the shoe in the 6.5, so I got a size 7. But running in the size 7 shoes almost feel a bit big, like my feet are sliding around while I run. It’s going to take a few more runs to decide.
Saturday- AM: 30 Day Shred workout. Level 3, day 25.
Sunday- Blacksburg Classic 10 Miler. Not my best race, but not my worst either. I got to run with some friends I hadn’t seen for awhile, which was nice. It was also unseasonably warm for early March. It was in the 50’s, lightly raining at times, and extremely windy at other times. Full race recap coming tomorrow.
After Barry and I got home from the 10 miler, I got my 30 Day Shred workout done. It was another level 3 workout, and day 26. Nearly there!
Total Miles: 22 miles
February Total: 78.3 miles (Still not quite where I’d like my monthly mileage to be. But February is a short month, and I ran 17 more miles than I did in January. So I’m getting there)