Which was a good thing.
Because today? It was in the mid-70s and sunny. Gorgeous! And unheard of for March 31 in Wisconsin. So I was determined to take advantage of the weather. I brought my running gear with me to work, actually took it to my desk with me and when quitting time rolled around I dashed off to the bathroom where I ditched the work clothes and threw on the shorts and a T-shirt.
I was set.
I headed out to the Wiouwash Trail again. Running it this weekend reminded me how much I like running on the trail. It's kind of nice not having to worry about being run down by an inattentive driver and becoming roadkill.
The run went really well. As is my habit, I started out fast and logged a 9:40 first mile. Seriously? 9:40? And you know what? It didn't even feel like I was running that fast! I slowed it down after that first mile, because I knew I could never keep up a 9:40 pace for the entire 5 miles.
I did however remain amazingly consistent. My splits? 9:40, 10:15, 10:41, 10:18 and 10:18. And that 10:41 mile? It was when I was running into a fairly brutal wind, so I knew it would be slower. I was actually pretty surprised when I downloaded the info off of Gus. I didn't think my pace would be so consistent and in the low 10s. Needless to say I felt pretty darn happy with my run today.
Of course it didn't hurt that the weather was absolutely gorgeous!
I didn't pass any other runners today, but there were a bunch of bikers and dog walkers. And of course all of the fishermen who take over the bridge. I almost got whacked in the head with a fishing pole as someone was casting. That could have been ugly.
Seriously, I can't believe it's the end of March. I had a really really good month running wise. In March I logged 72.5 miles, my highest running mileage month EVER! I'm still behind on the Tall Mom's 1,000 mile club, but I'm creeping closer to where I need to be.
Let's look at the numbers for the month:
Run: 72.5 miles
Bike: 38.1 miles
Swim: 325 yards
I need to start putting in more time on the bike - which will be much easier now that the weather's getting nicer and I can actually take my bike out of the garage - and I really need to get back in the pool.
And how's the year looking?
Run: 178.3 miles
Bike: 134.6 miles
Swim: 663 yards