The shortest month of the year always seems like one of the longest. Maybe it's just me. I think the winter aspect of it makes it tough. I took today off work to get some things done at home and head outside for my long run of the week since tomorrow the high temp is like 6 degrees, and 1-3 inches of snow. BOOO!
Anyway, today's run was the longest so far of this training cycle. It was like 13 degrees when I started, so I was prepared to loop back and finish on the treadmill if I needed to. But the sun was shining, and it warmed up to 30 by the time I finished. Needless to say, I was slightly overdressed by the end. I layered quite a bit today, and it really worked well, until the end when I realized how much I was actually sweating!
This month was all over the place weather wise. We had 60 degree days, and we had days where the high was maybe 5 degrees. We haven't had much snow this year, but we had a few inches earlier in the week. Luckily the roads and sidewalks clear very quickly.
I rounded out the month with 158 miles. I had a pretty decent mix of indoor and outdoor, and luckily all but one long run were outdoors.
So the groundhog said we would have more winter... so I guess we keep moving forward, and here's to March!