February is done and managed to keep my 50 mile weeks running so finished over 200 miles for the month. Was a dicey patch on the final Sunday when I checked mileage just before bed and was on 49.96 so a quick sprint around block was needed to sort that out.
Low points of the month – took longer than usual to get back into my stride after the marathon which itself was a slow one for me. Was probably 10 days before I could properly push.
High points – two great training sessions. The first was a 40 minute tempo in middle of a 10 mile loop. Managed to hold sub 7 the whole way and felt relatively easy. Had I carried on I would have managed a sub 43 minute 10k, a big PB. Second session was three intervals of ten minutes, kept them all within 3 seconds of each other and clocked 6:30 for the final mile of the final interval. My timed mile on the track in January wasn’t much quicker.
For later half of February I’ve been keeping all training runs under 8 min mile pace. Earlier in month I struggled with post marathon legs.
Goal for March is one more marathon to make the numbers up, keep at 50 mile weeks for the first 2 or 3 weeks and then taper into Paris Marathon in April. Won’t be running my usual half marathon this weekend at the MK Festival Of Running as the wife is running it as her first go at the distance. Very excited and nervous on her behalf.