I didn't totally slack off during the month of January.
I decided to give yoga a try and have been going once weekly since the New Year.
January 2-8: 75 min yoga, 18.2 miles of running, a surprising 7.38 mile outdoor bike ride, 50 min arms + core
January 9-15: 75 min yoga, 17.66 miles of running
January 16-22: 75 min yoga, 7.48 miles of running, 6 mile hike
January 23-29: 75 min yoga, 16.04 miles of running
January 30-31: 1 hour boot camp
January Total: 59.38 miles run, 7.38 miles biked, 6 miles hiked, 4 yoga classes.
January 31 also marked my last day of work. I have all kinds of mixed feelings about that, but it is giving me a week to chill out and wrap up stuff here in NJ before the movers come next week to cart our stuff off to CA.
Many runs have been from the Run Less Run Faster plan, even if they have been spread out over a longer period of time. I'm still able to hit my target paces based on my November half marathon time though, so I don't think I have lost any fitness.
Somewhere around February 15th I should be able to get back to following a training plan more closely. Which is good, since I've got a half marathon on March 24th. I'm not expecting to PR given the course's elevation map. Luckily (or not) our future home is located at the top of a hill with a several hundred foot elevation change over the course of less than a mile. So I'll have some forced practice on hills close to home.
What races are you signed up for in 2012?