For Tuesdays on the Run this week, we’re rating our month. I love this idea in general, but am a little tickled by it in terms of this particular month as I’ve had weeks at a time when I didn’t run.
Wins in January:
- Kept running through the last bit of my taper, just like the plan outlined!
- Marathon!! (Duh!)
- Painful 5K post-marathon (but finished it and met my goals!)
- Cut off my running break to start moving again and start training for the Flying Pig Three Way Challenge
Demerits in January (flashback to high school drill team days!):
- Took recovery a little too far and didn’t work out at all for two-plus weeks
I didn’t intend to stop exercising all together for those two weeks post-vacation. It turns out that I have a hard time making myself exercise if I’m not training. Oops. However, it means I got lots of rest and recovery after the marathon so that’s a good thing, right?
All in all, I can’t give the month that included my first marathon anything less than an A. However, next month I’m stepping it up in mileage and speed work and will have a much steeper grading curve for myself.
How did your January go?