We've continued to be lucky here in Northeast Ohio as our mild winter has continued through February. Thankfully, I was able to take advantage of it by continuing to do my workouts outside. I was only on the treadmill 3 times this month. Along with increasing my miles. I incorporated more brick workouts to my running with cycling and even did some swimming! My long runs consisted of two 13.1's and two 15's. Being able to train outside allowed me run my last 15 miler 9 minutes faster than my best 15 mile run during last year's marathon training. I tribute this all to the early outdoor running and my fast Sunday runs with Ryan, Jessica, Kristy, and Mason. I also did my first 2 snow runs this month. Apart from one fall, it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Another first this month was my an indoor triathlon. I won't go too much in that now as I should have the race report up this weekend. The only thing I wasn't satisfied with was weight loss. I only lost 3 pounds this month, which is a major disappointment after last month. I'm going to sit down the next few days and re-work my diet so I can get it back on track in March.
The month ahead will be another busy one for me. I will continue to build my running and cycling mileage. I'm also going to attend some private swimming lessons to work on my form. March will also entail some additional races including St. Malachi 5 miler, Shamrock 15K, and CSU indoor Triathlon.
Total miles: 328
Running: 159 miles with an average pace of 9:18
Cycling: 169 miles with an average speed of 17.7 mph
Swimming: 1,960 yards
Calories burned: 32,408
Hours spent training: 34 hrs 40 minutes
Weight loss: 3 pounds, which makes 9 pounds for the year.