The graph above shows how I've increased my running mileage from my November low (zero miles!). Some notes:
1. I took the last week of October and all of November off of running or training of any sort (with a tiny bit of roller skiing) to try to get rid of my gluteal pain that I had run with since May. Didn't work. Should have just kept running.
2. Because of the craptastic snow, I actually ran more over the winter than I have in previous winters. Not much but there were a few January and even February miles.
3. I'm running more miles now than I've ever run and I feel pretty damn good. A little tired maybe. I'd like to get up to 60-65 MPW but I'm not sure how to add miles without doing doubles and doing doubles feels like training. I hate training. I just like to run.
4. The graph below shows my ski mileage this winter. Its depressing to see that I'm running more miles than I skied this winter. I skied every day this winter but most of the snow time was spent coaching and not skiing. I really didn't get good mileage in until March (after the HS nordic season) and all of that was weekend mileage because of the lack of snow below 1500 ft elevation. But I absolutely loved March and the long weekend skis in gorgeous weather.