February 2010 Running Recap

by Bryan on 3/3/2010 at 1:27 PM in Health and Fitness

When it came to running, February was all about the Cowtown Half Marathon. Every run was done with an eye towards how it would help me run the Cowtown. There was a brief time when my motivation slipped, but I never lost sight of the end goal. I pushed through the motivation issues, and completed all of my training runs; I might’ve even enjoyed some of them.

In case you missed it, I raced the Cowtown Half Marathon, my first half marathon, this past Saturday. Here’s the race report, as well as some additional data. My official time was 1:54:57, which was well under my goal of a sub 2:00 hour half marathon.

Here are the numbers for the month:

  • Total Miles: 154.3
  • Total Time: 24:08:50
  • Average Pace: 9:24/mile

Additional Notes

Compared to January, I ran 11.2 more miles, in an additional hour and 53 minutes. I set a new high for distance run at one time, doing two 14 mile runs during the month. February is the 7th 100+ mile month in a row, and the 9th in the last 10 months. February was also the third consecutive month over 140 miles. The 154.3 miles for the month is also a new monthly high.

Here’s a closer look at how my runs broke down in February:

  • Easy: 69.1 (15 runs)
  • Tempo: 21  (3 runs)
  • Interval: 10  (1 run)
  • Long Run: 41.1 (3 runs)
  • Race: 13.1 (1 run)
  • Longest Run: 14 (twice)
  • Shortest Run: 2 (twice)
  • Best Paced Run: 8:44/mile (tempo)