February

Remember how close I was to a new monthly mileage high in January?

Remember how I really considered going on a 5 mile run just to beat that old high by a fraction?

Remember how I said that I decided not to because I had a feeling February was going to be a good month? 

And remember how I said I would rather beat that monthly high by a lot instead of a fraction?

Turns out I was right about all those things.  Even on a short month.

My new monthly mileage high AND first time breaking 300!

315.8 miles

I bet my previous monthly high by almost 40 miles and it was a short month!

So what exactly happened in February? 

Pretty much a lot of running with a lot of friends in some beautiful places.  I didn’t have as much time to blog as I would have liked, but I got the important stuff in.  Between running, fueling said running, recovering from said running, working a full time job and spending time with my family, pups and friends, there wasn’t a whole lot of time left!

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I kicked off February with a big weekend of runs where I had a magical run after a tough long run.  This is where I really started to see my body responding to the back to back runs.

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I ran my 12th marathon which was my first trail marathon with Jojo and had so much fun running around the Marin Headlands. 

I hit a couple big milestones by celebrating my 4th runniversary and my blog turning four.

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I finally crossed the marathon mark and ran my longest run yet – 28 miles!  This should hopefully only be standing for another week and a half.

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I had a blast at the Lake Chabot 30k and enjoyed my last cutback week of training before taper.

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And I finally made it to the Top of Diablo and crossed it off of Kerry’s bucketlist.

It was a really great month and I feel stronger than ever and still so excited about it everything.  This ultra-training was exactly what I needed to find the spark in my running again. 

March is going to be another big month with 3 big peak weeks ahead of me and some really fun races too.  It is always one of my most favorite months so I am excited that it’s here! 

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18 Responses to February

  1. Emz February 29, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    I
    Freaking
    LOve
    It!!
    Way to go!!!!

  2. SkinnyRunner February 29, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

    girl youre mileage is so insane. and im insanely impressed! you inspire me to go farther!

  3. Marie @ Chocolate & Wine February 29, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    You had an incredible February! 28 miles at one time is an amazing accomplishment. After reading your post about it, I kept thinking about how you had to fuel for it like a marathon, but without the marathon number, medal, PR, whatever…. so much dedication. You are going to rock the 50M!!!

    xo Marie
    Chocolate & Wine

  4. lindsay March 1, 2012 at 5:25 am #

    in.sane.

    congrats on the new monthly mileage pr! 2 extra days in march… does that mean 400 miles for you? ;)

  5. Shut Up and Run March 1, 2012 at 6:36 am #

    Incredible…like I always say, it’s been really fun and inspiring to follow your training!

  6. Fair Weather Runner March 1, 2012 at 7:43 am #

    you are making me want to run a trail marathon. i love how happy running and life is making you! ENJOY :)

  7. Morgan March 1, 2012 at 9:05 am #

    Holy smokes girl! 300+ month!?!?!? You are amazing! Congrats on such a HUGE accomplishment!!!

  8. katie March 1, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    that’s not that far away from how much i RODE last month, you silly girl.

  9. TNTCoachKen March 1, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    Damn!!!!

  10. J March 1, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    Awesome mileage especially for the short month of February!

  11. Rachel March 1, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    you are on FIRE!!!

  12. Chiropractic Assistant March 1, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    Congrats on the new monthly mileage! It’s good to see that you get to enjoy a lot of stuff together with your running adventure. I’m sure you can do more this March!

  13. Steph March 1, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    holy cow, thats crazy!! what type of running vest thing are you wearing in these videos??

    • Aron March 5, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

      I have a Nathan hydration pack (woman specific one) and I just got the Hydrapak elite vest. I need to do a review on it!

  14. Jocelyn March 2, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    Congratulations!! That is absolutely insane.

  15. RoadBunner March 3, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    Epic month! Wowza!!! And those single track photos — that is the kind of trail I might be able to get on board with :)

  16. The Blonde March 3, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Will you break 315?!

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