March 2010 Running Recap

by Bryan on 4/1/2010 at 4:26 PM in Health and Fitness

Another month has come to an end, and for those of us running in north Texas, that means spring is finally in full effect, along with everything that comes with it—wind, warmer temperatures, wind, allergies, and wind. Did I mention wind? Seriously, I think we had a week straight of winds gusting 25-30+ mph! Not fun.

Aside from battling the wind, March was a pretty boring month for running. Sure, I was accepted into the Brooks ID program, but I didn’t do any races, didn’t hit any new mileage highs, dogs chasing me, or coyotes running with me… Wait, I didn’t tell you about the Brooks ID program? Shame on me! Brooks ID stands for Inspire Daily, and this is what it’s about:

Brooks I.D. stands for Inspire Daily. These two simple words guide the principles of the program. Brooks I.D. is made up of over 2,000 members who are active in their running communities and share a passion for the Brooks brand. They are runners who are winners in their own right: Winning their age divisions, accomplishing their personal goals, pushing their own limits, and, by extension, encouraging others to do the same. They are coaches, mentors, and leaders.

Read more about the Brooks ID program…

So yeah, that’s pretty cool, and I’m excited to be a part of that community, and do what I can to live up to its mission. I’m sure that there will be a lot more to come, so stay tuned!

Moving on to my running, here are the numbers for the month of March:

  • Total Miles: 141.1
  • Total Time: 21:57:12
  • Average Pace: 9:20/mile

Additional Notes

I ran 23 out of 31 days in March. Compared to February, I ran 13.2 fewer miles, spending a little more than 2 less hours on my feet. March is the 8th 100+ mile month in a row, and the 10th in the last 11 months. March was also the fourth consecutive month over 140 miles.

Here’s a closer look at the type of runs I did:

  • Easy: 78 (14 runs)
  • Fartlek: 4 (1 run)
  • Hill: 6 (1 run)
  • Tempo: 6 (1 run)
  • Interval: 20.1 (4 runs)
  • Long Run: 27 (3 runs)
  • Longest Run: 10 miles
  • Shortest Run: 4 (3 runs)
  • Best Paced Run: 8:34/mile (intervals)