Sunday, July 15, 2018

2018 Running Goal - Update #29

Today is my 50th day in a row of running. It is also the halfway point of July, and coincidentally, also my halfway point to my goal of 100 days in a row. Since it is July 15th, I decided to do a 15K (9.3 miler). I felt pretty good, but was tired at the end. I tried to work on my slow and steady breathing throughout the run. The sun was out most of the time with the humidity pretty high. My shirt became useless around mile 5 because it was completely soaked. I see I am just shy of 100,000 calories burned on the year, and I am under 500 miles left in my yearly goal of 1,234 miles. This is all good news.

Current yearly stats:

Runs: 153
Distance: 737.10 miles
Total Time: 115h 07m 21s
Avg Distance Per Run: 4.82 miles
Total Calories: 99,894
Avg Speed: 6.7 mph
Avg Pace: 9:22 min/mile

Days Left in Year: 169
Miles Left in Year: 496.90 miles (from 1,234)
Daily Average Needed: 2.94 miles

Saturday, July 7, 2018

2018 Running Goal - Update #28

My running streak is still alive. I'm at 42 days in a row. This last week has been humid and hot and shirt-soaking every day. I've been running in the morning when it is cooler, but the humidity is still around 100% each day. My right Achilles's tendon is a little sore, but otherwise, my body feels good. The year is halfway over, and I feel good with my mileage so far. I'm really trying to accumulate a lot this month by running an hour every morning and getting about 7 miles each day. Last July was my highest mileage month ever with 190 miles. I'm going to try to beat that this month.

Current yearly stats:

Runs: 145
Distance: 690.90 miles
Total Time: 108h 26m 01s
Avg Distance Per Run: 4.76 miles
Total Calories: 93,532
Avg Speed: 6.7 mph
Avg Pace: 9:25 min/mile

Days Left in Year: 177
Miles Left in Year: 543.10 miles (from 1,234)
Daily Average Needed: 3.09 miles

Saturday, June 30, 2018

2018 Running Goal - Update #27

I ended June with 152.17 miles, which is my second highest mileage month ever. My best is last July's 190 miles. I am sitting at 641.03 miles for the year, which gives me a nice buffer of about 24 miles. I hope to continue adding to the buffer in July and continue my consecutive run streak, which after today's run, I am at 35 days in a row. Another milestone this month: I passed over 100 hours of running for the year. So, overall, this was a good month of running with very few injuries or pains.

Current yearly stats:

Runs: 138
Distance: 641.03 miles
Total Time: 101h 25m 09s
Avg Distance Per Run: 4.65 miles
Total Calories: 86,671
Avg Speed: 6.7 mph
Avg Pace: 9:30 min/mile

Days Left in Year: 184
Miles Left in Year: 592.97 miles (from 1,234)
Daily Average Needed: 3.22 miles

Monday, June 25, 2018

2018 Running Goal - Update #26

I just finished my 30th running day in a row, and that officially puts me over the halfway mark for my yearly mileage. I am just over 617 miles for the year, heading to 1,234 miles by end of 2018. I have five days left in this month, and I am at 129.06 miles. This is my best month so far, and it isn't over yet, so I'm going to keep running to build my buffer up.

Current yearly stats:

Runs: 133
Distance: 617.92 miles
Total Time: 97h 59m 01s
Avg Distance Per Run: 4.65 miles
Total Calories: 83,489
Avg Speed: 6.7 mph
Avg Pace: 9:31 min/mile

Days Left in Year: 189
Miles Left in Year: 616.08 miles (from 1,234)
Daily Average Needed: 3.26 miles

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

2018 Running Goal - Update #25

I have a good groove going right now. I've been getting up early in the morning and running before work. Except for a few days with rainy mornings, this schedule has been working out. I finished my 25th running day in a row today with a 7 miler. I am over my monthly mileage goal with 10 days left in June. I am at 104.82 miles for the month and 593.68 for the year. By the end of June, I need to be at 617 miles, so I am only 23.32 miles from my halfway point of 1,234 miles for the year. My confidence is currently high. I hope the nice, cool mornings continue for a long time.

Current yearly stats:

Runs: 128
Distance: 593.68 miles
Total Time: 94h 25m 11s
Avg Distance Per Run: 4.64 miles
Total Calories: 80,153
Avg Speed: 6.7 mph
Avg Pace: 9:33 min/mile

Days Left in Year: 194
Miles Left in Year: 640.32 miles (from 1,234)
Daily Average Needed: 3.30 miles

Thursday, June 14, 2018

2018 Running Goal - Update #24

I just finished my 19th day in a row of running. I'm hoping to get 100 days in a row, but that'll take me into September, which seems like so far in the future. I'm making really good progress this month. I'm at 73.11 miles on day 14. I did a 7 miler today that felt really good. I don't have any real injuries to complain about, just a few small aches and pains. For example, my right ankle aches for the first mile or so and then the pain just goes away for the rest of a run. That seems weird, but I'm not concerned at this point. Otherwise, the weather has been great in the mornings, which is when I'm trying really hard to do all my runs. The month is almost half over, and I'm only about 30 miles away from my monthly goal of 103 miles. At the rate I'm going (knock on wood), I should be at my monthly goal in about 5 or 6 days and then I can use the remainder of the month to chip away at the mileage deficit I've accumulated since February.

Current yearly stats:

Runs: 122
Distance: 561.97 miles
Total Time: 89h 49m 09s
Avg Distance Per Run: 4.61 miles
Total Calories: 75,778
Avg Speed: 6.7 mph
Avg Pace: 9:35 min/mile

Days Left in Year: 200
Miles Left in Year: 672.03 miles (from 1,234)
Daily Average Needed: 3.36 miles

Friday, June 8, 2018

Thursday, June 7, 2018

2018 Running Goal - Update #23

Well, I had a good running experience this morning. The weather was nice and my body felt decent. I completed an 8 miler averaging 8:13 min/mile. I'm hopeful I'll be able to make up some of the mileage deficit I've accrued the last five months. I'm at about 32 miles for the month, so that makes me feel good. By the end of the month, I need to be at 617 miles to be on pace for my 1,234 mile goal for 2018.

Current yearly stats:

Runs: 115
Distance: 520.60 miles
Total Time: 83h 44m 43s
Avg Distance Per Run: 4.57 miles
Total Calories: 70,082
Avg Speed: 6.7 mph
Avg Pace: 9:39 min/mile

Days Left in Year: 207
Miles Left in Year: 713.40 miles (from 1,234)
Daily Average Needed: 3.45 miles

Thursday, May 31, 2018

2018 Running Goal - Update #22

Wow, this was a tough month. It came down to the last day, but I was able to sneak in a seven mile morning run before work and get my monthly mileage goal completed. I ended with 103.21 miles for May. That's the good news. The bad news is I'm about 26 miles behind for the year. I should be at 515 miles (103 miles x 5 months) at end of May, but both February and April were bad months, and I fell behind. So, with seven months left, I'll need to spread that out and try to get ahead. I hope everything works out.

Current yearly stats:

Runs: 107
Distance: 488.86 miles
Total Time: 79h 12m 23s
Avg Distance Per Run: 4.57 miles
Total Calories: 65,709
Avg Speed: 6.2 mph
Avg Pace: 9:43 min/mile

Days Left in Year: 214
Miles Left in Year: 745.14 miles (from 1,234)
Daily Average Needed: 3.48 miles

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

2018 Running Goal - Update #21

Well, I'm trying hard to get mileage. I really am. I did back-to-back 8 mile runs on Sunday and Monday. I know I have to get my monthly mileage this month or I'll be in big trouble. I can't keep slowly going backwards, so hopefully over these next three days I can get over 103 miles and maybe chip away at my deficit. Right now for May, I have 91.04 miles, so only about 12 left. Weather has been good.

Current yearly stats:

Runs: 104
Distance: 476.69 miles
Total Time: 77h 10m 52s
Avg Distance Per Run: 4.58 miles
Total Calories: 64,086
Avg Speed: 6.2 mph
Avg Pace: 9:43 min/mile

Days Left in Year: 216
Miles Left in Year: 757.31 miles (from 1,234)
Daily Average Needed: 3.51 miles

Thursday, May 17, 2018

2018 Running Goal - Update #20

I completed a 7 miler tonight, but it was a long time coming. I've been nursing an injury on the bottom of my left foot, near the big joint in my second toe.  I may have injured it last Saturday sprinting on a school track during a middle school track meet. The foot pain was annoying and would hurt me just about every step. But finally today, it felt much better, and I didn't let the chance get away. The sun was out, a breeze was blowing, and I was running. I have a lot of mileage to catch-up. I'm only at 46.10 miles for this month with 14 days to go to get 103. That averages out to about four miles each day for rest of the month. We'll see how it goes.

Current yearly stats:

Runs: 95
Distance: 431.75 miles
Total Time: 70h 20m 14s
Avg Distance Per Run: 4.54 miles
Total Calories: 57,900
Avg Speed: 6.1 mph
Avg Pace: 9:46 min/mile

Days Left in Year: 228
Miles Left in Year: 802.25 miles (from 1,234)
Daily Average Needed: 3.52 miles