Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Year in Review Running:

"People judge others by their actions but judge themselves by their intentions."
Not sure who said this, but BRB told me this after our run this a.m. Thought it fit today's Post.

So what are my "actions" and "intentions".  Doing a little year in review- I know it isn't the end of December yet, but if I want to start looking at goals for next year I probably need to look at what it will take to accomplish those 2012 goals. 

Here is a what I've done over the last two years.
Running Month
2010 mileage
2011 mileage
January
34.4
15
February
20.45
27.25
March
44.75
50.5
April
66
52.3
May
66.24
61
June
45.6
10.9
July
77.7
84
August
93.2
112
September
65
139.4
October
19.5
64.78
November
21.6
48.49
December
48.8

Total
603.24
665.62


So what does the above show me or tell me. 
1. I'm able to crank out miles when called to:  139.4 miles in September :). 
2. I must have a pretty good running base to go from 10.9 miles this past June (my injury month) to the next month running 84 miles.
3. I also have the ability to slack it off:  October 2010 19.5 miles, Jan 2011 15 miles- UGH!
4. If I want to look at setting the goal of 1,000+++ miles in 2012 I will need to increase my mileage.  Kind of overwhelms me to think about adding close to another 350 miles somewhere in the year, but you know me an my "crazy" ideas. 

1,000 miles in a year adds up to about 84 miles per month.  Obviously some months I'm able to accomplish that when training for the marathon or other races, but what about the months I choose to slack- won't be able to slack as much. 

I know not everyone is into tracking their workouts, and I'm really not  that type A- I use to write down mileage on a monthly calendar (one of those Target $1 bin finds).  I didn't really do a good job tracking time or weather or how I felt the day of the run, but using Daily Mile has helped me do a better job of this and it is easy to look at mileage over the year too.

Looking back I've run the following races this past year (don't think I'll be adding another one on the list for month of December).
"Get Moving" 5K- first run with Mason- August
Chicago Marathon- October
Florida 5K- November
First Annual Turkey Trot Family Run- November again ran with Mason
Due to injury I was unable to do the Oswego Triathlon, but hope to comeback strong in 2012.  It has been a good year of running and I feel so blessed to have been able to come back from my "fishtank injury" and run Chicago.  I also feel blessed for all my running buddies who have made training for races enjoyable and lastly so thankful for my family's support of my "craziness". I hope my "actions" match my "intentions" for 2012.

1 comment:

  1. I'm thoroughly impressed, both with your mileage and with the way you kept track each month! I just have my Garmin so I'll have to check my download and see if I can get my mileage total(s) from there. Great running year!

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