Getting faster and moving every day during March

Selfie of female runner with glasses in black hat and black shirt with cherry blossoms behind her. Text says "March" on one side and "90" on the other, for 90 miles.

I didn’t have any races during March, but I used the month as an opportunity to get faster and run in some different locations.

  1. I ran 90 miles. It’s always nice to hit 100 miles in a month, but I haven’t done that yet in 2021. I was happy with 90. I also happened to log exactly 90 miles in March 2020.
  2. I ran or walked at least one mile each day. I participated in a Delmarva Moms Run This Town streak and ran or walked at least a mile each day in March. This meant that in addition to my 90 running miles, I walked 12 miles (including two trash pickups with the Eastern Shore Running Club).
  3. I picked up trash along the Salisbury Marathon course. The Eastern Shore Running Club held four trash pickups along the race course, and I participated in two of them. I’m glad our club did this, and I hope we continue to pick up trash.
  4. I ran my fast 1600 in 8:30 — again. I went to the Bennett Middle track for my 1600-meter run on March 1, and my time was 8:30. This was the same time that I ran for February, and I ran 8:32 in January.
  5. I worked on my speed. I actually worked on my speed in March, and it paid off with my April 1600 (stay tuned, or check out my social media). In March, I still did a lot of easy-paced running, which is important, but I also did two fartlek runs, three fast two-milers and a 6×800-meter workout. I also felt like my paces in the 11s at the Eastern Shore Running Club runs started to feel more comfortable.
  6. I did my longest bike mileage in a day. My boyfriend, Mike, and I spent our 11th anniversary weekend in Rehoboth and Lewes. We biked from Lewes to Rehoboth and back, and I logged about 14.5 miles. Although there was a break in between, I think that’s the most I have ever biked in a day! I would probably bike more if we had a paved trail like Lewes has.
  7. I ran in a few different places. I ran in Quantico with Veronica, in Ocean City with Taylor, in Rehoboth and Lewes during my trip with Mike, and in Pittsville.
  8. I enjoyed the BibRave Proud Virtual Summit. It was a lot of fun to connect with my fellow BibRave Ambassadors! Read more about the virtual event weekend here.
  9. I did yoga twice. Both classes were from home, and I’m glad I was able to get some yoga in this month.
  10. I got new running shoes. I thought I was having some issues with my shins, but I think the problem may have been continuing to wear my running shoes after I was hit by the car. Maybe the impact messed them up somehow. I got new shoes and have felt great since.

We’re only four days into April, and it’s already been a successful running month so far. Stay tuned for my next post, on this past Saturday’s Salisbury Half Marathon.