Distance: 5 miles
Mile 1 - 9m06s
Mile 2 - 8m54s
Mile 3 - 8m40s
Mile 4 - 8m34s
Mile 5 - 8m08s
I'd planned to run 4.2 miles today (a 40 minute "brisk" run). This would bring my total for the month to 130.2 miles, averaging 4.2 miles per day for each of the 31 days of March. I kind of like the symmetry of running 4.2 miles to bring my daily average to 4.2 miles.
But then out on the run, somewhere along mile 2, it suddenly dawned on me that 130.2 miles is very close to 131 miles. And 131 miles is ten half marathons. Five marathons. In one month.
And given that I am unlikely to come close to running the equivalent of 5 marathons in one month again (well not until next time I'm mad enough to enter myself in for a marathon!), it would be a shame to have come so close to this milestone, and yet fall 0.8 miles short of it.
So I upped my pace a bit, and altered my route slightly so that I could cover 5 miles instead of the planned 4.2 and blow me if I didn't manage a really rather brisk pace for the distance.
And as well as now having run 131 miles in March, I've also run 264 miles in 2009...
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