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

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

2018 Running Goal - Update #19

Okay, nine days into May and doing okay. I'm still on pace for my monthly goal. I have 28.18 miles so far, so I need to average about 3.5 every day left. Last Saturday I participated in a middle school track meet by running as a community member in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, and 1 mile races. I was not used to sprinting so much, so my hamstrings are pretty tight and sore. I'm feeling better today, though. In my 1 mile race, I ended up with 7 min 06 seconds, which is my best time this year. I am over 400 miles for the year, so I am one-third of the way to my 1,234 mile goal.

Current yearly stats:

Runs: 86
Distance: 413.84 miles
Total Time: 67h 27m 05s
Avg Distance Per Run: 4.81 miles
Total Calories: 55,539
Avg Speed: 6.1 mph
Avg Pace: 9:47 min/mile

Days Left in Year: 236
Miles Left in Year: 820.16 miles (from 1,234)
Daily Average Needed: 3.48 miles

Sunday, May 6, 2018

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Monday, April 30, 2018

2018 Running Goal - Update #18

I ended up with 93.61 miles for April. That is 9.39 miles short of my 103 mile monthly goal. I was going to try to get the whole enchilada tonight, but something unexpected came up at my house (ah, the joys of owning a home), and my plans were thwarted. I still think this is okay, because if this summer acts like a normal summer, I can ramp up my mileage in June and July and get back on track. Anyway, for the year, I am now 26.35 miles short of where I should be at end of April. I am trying to stay positive.

Current yearly stats:

Runs: 75
Distance: 385.65 miles
Total Time: 63h 11m 57s
Avg Distance Per Run: 5.14 miles
Total Calories: 51,763
Avg Speed: 6.1 mph
Avg Pace: 9:50 min/mile

Days Left in Year: 245
Miles Left in Year: 848.35 miles (from 1,234)
Daily Average Needed: 3.46 miles

Saturday, April 28, 2018

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