Recently I've received a number of emails (read, none) asking me why I've yet to post a February recap. It's become a very popular feature here at Snowman Says (read, no one cares). I've been a bit busy, so I haven't had the chance (read, lazy). For that, I apologize (read, whatever). So without further ado...
February was solid month, albeit a diverse one. The month started with the Maine Track Club Mid-Winter 10-Mile Classic, and it felt as long as its title. It was a good first race of the year, and I'm pleased with the result. I'm more pleased that I can actually run that far. I spent the next two weeks just taking it easy. In the final week, I started the plan to pump up the mileage to something that resembles mileage of someone who actually considers himself a runner. I'm not there yet, but trying. So from racing to barely doing anything to ramping it up, February pretty much had it all. It also had lots of great skiing and the heart of the Nordic Meister season. I think I got in more quality skiing this month than perhaps ever. Good stuff.
Here are the numbers:
Ski Days: 10
March has started out strong, and I'm planning to just slowly build the mileage over the next couple weeks. Hopefully, all the body parts stay together.
Here's an impressive performance from the Big Ten track championships (watch the second race):
And with that inclusion, I'm officially a runner geek. (Well, again, anyway) Thanks to Blaine for digging that up.