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Tuesday, March 31, 2009


March is in the books and it turns out it was one of my most productive running months ever. My training continues to go well although I'm not really training for anything specific. Training is more of a lifestyle. I don't follow a plan and I have very few goals. I do mix it up, both with terrain and distance so I don't get bored. I rarely run the same loop more than once or twice a week and never back to back.
I was able to venture off into the woods a few times at Horse Hill in Merrimack (very wet), Joe English in Amherst (even wetter than Horse Hill and I didn't think that was possible) and finally Mine Falls in Nashua which was in really good shape.

March Milestones:
  • 229 miles for the month, my highest total since 2003 and second highest ever.
  • 4 consecutive 50+ mile weeks, running 6 days a week. I don't expect my mileage to increase much above 50 mpw anytime soon.
  • Half marathon PR at New Bedford - 1:19:55
  • 20-mile PR at Eastern States - 2:07:52
  • Continue to be injury free (thankfully)
Looking forward, April will be a fairly active racing month. I'll be running the Great Bay Half Marathon this weekend and then a couple of trail races, the Merrimack River 10 Miler on the 11th and the Muddy Moose 14-miler on the 26th.


Tami said...

see you at great bay on sunday. congrats on having such a great month...and with all the snow and crazy march weather that's not an easy task

Scotty "PHAT" Graham said...

Steve, I guess I'm running Great Bay this weekend. See you there.