That was a pretty awesome month, training wise. I've started 2012 with the highest running mileage for about 18 months (or since the heady days before Plantar Fasciitis). In January I did this:
Ran 18 times = 82.05m
Cycled 5 times = 50.8m
1 pilates attempt!
So the pilates and resistance training has not been going so well, but my focus has definitely been running. I've built my long run up to 10 miles, and I've run 4 times every week of the year so far.
I'm really hoping to be ready to beat my (admittedly rubbish) PB at a half-marathon in March, and from my January training, I'm pretty much on track, although I could do with some more speed.
However, February is bound to be less consistent. I've been doing all my long runs on Mondays (when Emma is at nursery and Robbie's at school), but this month there are no less than 3 Mondays when Robbie's school is closed! This also includes half term, which means a week of little time to myself at all. We also have plans every weekend, which means I can't easily reschedule my long runs, and in addition to all this, the weather has gone all wrong:
We woke up to thick snow on Sunday morning, and now, on Tuesday afternoon, it's hanging around with a load of slippery ice. It's really hard work to run in, and in the mornings and evenings when it's below freezing, the ice makes it too dangerous to risk. Those of you who live in places where you get a lot of this weather, I really don't know how you do it (ajh I'm looking at you!).
So I will be juggling things in February, and hoping to keep on track with some long runs when I can. Come on sun - melt melt melt!