Tuesday, January 31, 2006

JANUARY RECAP

I finished up January with an easy 6 miles this morning and 8 miles of stairs and hills this evening with my training group. The group met near Franklin Avenue and West River Road and we ran on the University of Minnesota campus. The hills this week were longer, but more gradual than last week’s hills. I kept the pace easy and ran with Mary because of this Saturday’s race. Plus I’m still not used to the hills and can’t “sprint” up them like Jenna and Joyce were doing.

I wouldn’t think I need a New Year’s resolution to help get me out the door, but apparently it doesn’t hurt. I’ve been over 300 miles in a month 5 times in my life. 3 of those occurred in the month of January – including this year’s 364 miles. That bettered my previous high month of 323 miles in January 2002. I ran 30 of 31 days and had 11 doubles for a total of 41 runs. In addition, I hit the weight room 12 times, which includes 2-3 sets of chest, bis, tris, shoulders, abs and lower back. So overall it was an awesome month. The goal now is to keep it going and not wait until next January to get over 300 miles again.

5 comments:

Susan said...

You are a running machine! You got batteries in ya somewhere? Wow.

E-Speed said...

41 runs this month. Pretty damn impressive!

D said...

What a phenomenal month you had Zeke!

Evan said...

hey Chad, I saw you guys finishing up your evening run as I was trotting home from work. I would have stopped to say hello, but we had a million things to do before leaving, so i sped on.

Best of luck for the half-marathon on Saturday! I'm sorry to be missing it, and sure you will do well. I have my prediction of your time in a sealed envelope :)

Chad Austin said...

Thanks guys. Liz, it helps that I don't have to try to squeeze in biking and swimming too.

Evan, I bailed before the rest of the group Tuesday, so I'm not sure if you would have seen me. I just got emails from Eric and Jim that said they have my predicted time sealed in an envelope too. Oh the pressure...

Have a great trip!