During the month of March I participated in the Spartan 30 Challenge - to run or walk at least 1 mile a day for 30 days. I didn’t get a run in every day. I walked 2 days and missed 9 days for various reasons including illness. Not bad.
My running was in addition to my P90X3 workouts. Some days I used them as a warm up and some days I ran after my workout. I mostly ran after P90X3 when I was concerned with form. I work out at 5 am and sometimes I’m still half asleep so running after wasn’t a bad idea since it gave me time to wake up. On one of my last runs I accidentally knocked the emergency stop off and nearly went flying off the treadmill! I don’t think I was awake yet.
Although many of my runs were about one mile, some were a little over 4 miles when it was “warm” enough to run outside. This winter was bitter cold. I don’t mind running in cold weather. Actually I like running when it is cold. But negative temps and single digit temps are ridiculous. One day in January I ran when it was 2 degrees and we all had frost on our face. Despite the cold I managed to get two long runs in – 7 and 8 miles.
My total mileage was 49.4 miles. Ugh! I wish I would have looked at my totals before my last run in March. I would have gone a little further to hit 50 miles!! My average pace was 9.25 . I’m good with that for now. My P90X3 workouts are certainly making me a stronger runner. I don’t feel winded and my legs feel strong. I know I can push more next month. So let’s see what April brings besides showers.