March was a good month. After being released 6 weeks post-C-section around January 15th to begin running again, I ran 50.1 miles in January, then 57.8 miles in February. By the end of February, I had run my first half marathon postpartum, so I turned my attention to quickly acclimating back to where I was a year ago before the pregnancy - to the ability to run half marathons every weekend, basically a base long run of 13.1 miles.
So here's how March shook out...
Mileage: I hit 100.5 miles for the month. In 2010, I was thrilled to hit my first 100 mile month, and then did it 3 months out of the 12 in the year.
Long Runs & Races: I started March with my 3rd year captaining an all-female team for the Texas Independence Relay - 203 miles in 34 hours with 11 ladies! I hosted an 11 mile training run mid-month. The next weekend, I ran my first trail half marathon, Grasslands Half Marathon (half #22), and then I ran Dallas Rock N Roll Half Marathon (half #23) one week later.
Goals: I've achieved the goal of reestablishing a solid base of 13.1 miles for a long run. In March, I also decided and declared publicly my new goal to run my first marathon at the San Francisco Marathon on July 31st. As part of that, this month I completed my first 3 of 20 weeks of guest posts on the SF Marathon blog as a first-time marathoner-in-training!
April will bring 4 more weeks of marathon training and a new high for monthly mileage at a planned 121.6 miles (previous high was 110.5). It will also have 2 races: Hells Hills 25K on April 2, and Big D Half Marathon on April 10.
Here's hoping for continued health in this journey to my first full marathon!