Thursday, January 14, 2010

My year in running: 2009

Now that I’m all caught up on my “week in running” posts for the past few weeks {see the few previous posts, if you’re interested}, I thought I would post about “my year in RUNNING” for 2009.

In 2009 I logged 279.42 miles. More often than not I did not include any warm-up’s or cool down’s {sometimes I did} so this is a close to accurate as possible based on the mileage I tracked all year – starting in 2010 I plan to start tracking my warm-up and cool down mileage too.

I ran six 5k’s {which was on of my 2009 New Years Resolutions}

I started off 2009 with the lofty goal of running 50 miles a month. During January & February I really made an effort to keep up with my running. Then March came around {our wedding month} and everything went by the way side. April was much of the same. Then I just got lazy from May till August {even though I was still able to squeeze in two 5k’s, one in May and one in July}. In mid-August I started running again using the Couch to 5k training plan and in early October we decided to run a 1/2 marathon in early 2010 {its actually one week before our 1st wedding anniversary}.

I guess back in the beginning of 2009 I had planned on running a total of 600 miles for the year. Not too bad of a goal, but it just didn’t work out that way. Life got in the way, I lost some motivation. But, I ended the year back on track and progressing as a runner and training for my first 1/2 marathon.

When I wrote out my 2010 Goals I did not have a “mileage goal” in mind. Since then I have decided to attempt to run 1000+++ miles {thanks to Tall Mom on the Run}. I’m pretty excited to have such a great goal. I’m totally scared that there is no way I will get even close, but anything possible {right???}. To run {or walk or crawl, as Tall Mom stated} 1000+++ miles in a year that means 83.33 miles in a month, or 19.23 miles in a week, or 2.74 miles in a day. When you break it down like that {thanks for doing the math Tall Mom – y’all know how MUCH I love math} the goal is a lot less intimidating. We’ll just have to wait and see how I do {and if my shins/legs will cooperate}. So far, 14 days into the new year, I’ve logged 21.30 miles. Behind already … I guess I better get MOVING.

Here’s to a great year & happy running :)

1 comment:

KK @ Running Through Life said...

Good luck with your running this year!!! You can do it!!!