Thursday, April 1, 2010

Recaps of the running group and March miles sort.

After postponing for one day due to the cruddy weather, the running group got together last night and they all did great. Two women headed off to run together (yay Melissa and Darlene!) and I lead the other four in a run/walk.

I really pushed them last night. Not in a bad way (I don't think!) but I definitely asked them to push themselves a little harder than they had been. For starters, these new runners have been, for the most part, logging all of their miles on flat treadmills. Last night, we ran outdoors in a neighborhood that was deceptively hilly. They've been building up to 3 minutes of walking, alternated with 1 or 2 minutes of walking. Last night, I had them run a pyramid: They ran for 1, 2, 3, 4, 4, 3, 2, 1 minutes, with 1 minute of walking in between each running interval.

While there is a good chance they were cursing my name most of the time, in just shy of 40 minutes these mamas covered 2.85 miles. They did it. They ran. They pushed on through. They got it done. And they should feel very proud of themselves!

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It's been a while since I posted a monthly update. In fact, my last was November. And if you're wondering, December, January and February were light. Done. March was a little better, although not much.

On to the stats . . .

March stats

Running (miles): 61.5
Cross-training (sessions): 3

Wow. Look at me go. But, you know what? My goal at the start of my pregnancy was to see if I could run about 15-20 miles a week and that's what my March miles work out to. So, I'm pleased about that. As long as I'm feeling good while I run I'm happy!

Happy April, everyone!

~ Felice

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21 comments:

I Run for Fun said...

Great job with the running group, Felice. You are really motivating these ladies.

Way to go on the mileage!

Alee said...

Great job, keep up the awesome work and keep motivating those runners. They will be so thankful when they learn to love running because of your dedication!

Diana said...

Great job!

I love that idea. I may do that when I build up to the pyramid. That's a great idea!

Suzy said...

Way to go everyone!!! It sounds like last night was a great time - and it is easier to push when someone else is in charge of keeping track of when to run/walk.

Nice miles for March!

Diana said...

I said it twice so I must really love it ;)

Molly said...

Great job with your goal for this month!!!

Marlene said...

Congrats to all the ladies in the running group! Sounds like they are working hard.

And great job keeping yourself so active. You're going great.

Momma Twitch said...

Nice job on reaching your goals! I hope to be like you when I get prego again. :)

Quix said...

Woohoo! That's great that you're pushing them (gently). Nice March tallies, I don't think I ran nearly as much, but I certainly got my walk/bike on... which after 3 months of half training, I am totally and completely fine with.

Denise said...

the fact that you're running at all while pregnant is awesome! who cares what the total mileage is!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Looks like your running group is off to a great start!

Roisin said...

You've got great mileage AND happen to be inspiring people at the same time. I'd say March was a good one for you ;)

Heidi said...

Must feel so great to see your group coming along. I'd love to have a group to introduce to the joy of running. Keep up the great work. You're changing lives!

Heather said...

Great job with the miles this month - and I love reading about the running group. That is awesome!

J said...

I am so happy that you are feeling good and have been so inspiring to those women to get out and run! The pyramid running intervals are really a great idea and I have been actually wanting to try them!! Happy April!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Way to push them :)

15-20 miles while prego is AWESOME!!! Hugs

Anne said...

You're doing a wonderful job with your running group...and what a great month for you...wow! :)

Meg said...

I think it's great that you're "pushing" the runners a tiny bit. That's how we all get better and we are all motivated by our own improvement. You are a great leader and coach!
Thanks for your support and sweet comments!
meg

Judi said...

Great job running so many miles while pregnant!

I got your giveaway in the mail today - thanks so much. I'll be posting about it on my blog soon!

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