Well the 100 mile a month streak came to an end with only 79 miles in February. It was a nice 6 month run that began last August but recovery is far more important than some arbitrary number of miles in a month.
Speaking of recovery, I'm feeling really good and proud to say no weight gain either. In preparation for the next cycle, got in a couple TapoutXT core workouts and all I have to say is OUCH! Not having done any specific core work in forever, my abs were screaming once the DOMS set in.
With the new month beginning tomorrow, training for Last Chance BQ.2 - Chicagoland starts with an easy 132 MHR 5 miler. Still haven't signed up for the race but booked flights today as well as made hotel and rental car reservations with an eye towards registering next week. Also got my replacement Garmin yesterday and everything seems to be working correctly so I am ready to roll.
In the really good news department, things are looking excellent in the PF department. For the past few days it had seemed to feel worse to the point where I began to research treatment options and doctors. While I'm still planning on seeking professional help, I was turned on to a great video by the Sock Doc, Dr. Steve Gangemi, and the relief was immediate (thanks @MichaelSally). Yes, once I massaged out the tight spot near my tibia, the heel pain went away. Go figure.
So here we go as the journey on the road to BQ continues.
Week ending February 28th - 0 miles
February total - 79.3 miles