January numbers

January was a cautious but successful return to running after time off with the dodgy wheel. Since I started back on the 12th, I ran twelve times on eleven different days, for a total of 653 minutes and 55 seconds. Deanna and I have also just started to pencil in recovery walks for the day after our weekly long run. If you have ever had the good fortune to walk with Deanna, you'll know a few things: she is a fantastic conversationalist, an incredibly kind spirit, and her conception of 'gentle walk' differs from the rest of ours -not for the faint of heart or the Birkenstocked. So I'll add the 120 minutes of 'walking' we did last weekend, for a grand total of 773.55.

My heel feels fine, so I'll try to up the average time spent on my feet in February. As for pace, I haven't really tried to get back under 4 minutes 45 seconds per km, and seem to have found a comfortable pace in and around 5 minutes per km. I'll work to maintain this pace as I increase the distances covered.

In SBRC news, I just heard from our lone Middle East Chapter member, and am excited for Matthew as he readies for the Madrid Marathon in April. From the Homeland [Mountain] Chapter, Jason will be doing his first ultra this month in Calgary. If he runs as well as he looked like he could at Christmas, should make for a blazing time.

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