Tuesday, January 29, 2013

2012 in Miles

Here's what my uneven year of running looks like in sum.  Damn injuries.  I've resolved myself to keep the mileage in check this year in an effort to stay healthy and running consistently.  Trying to get away from 280 mile months followed by 43 mile months.

Jan - 272.75
Feb - 288.25
Mar - 262.75
Apr - 212.75
May - 343.75
Jun - 231.25
Jul - 214
Aug - 45.75
Sep - 31.75
Oct - 28.25
Nov - 144.75
Dec - 228.5 (this month includes almost a full week of Jan 2013; it's an OCD thing I have w/ my running log and what day of the week the new year begins).

2012 Miles for the Year = 2304 1/2 (dates 1.2.2012 to 1.6.13)

Miles for the Calendar Year = 2265 1/2 (dates 1.2.2012 to 12.31.2012)

Last 5 years
2011 - 1983.75
2010 - 2858.10
2009 - 2358.10
2008 - 2523.85
2007 - 651.55

Sunday, January 27, 2013

This Week in Running 1.21 to 1.27.13

11 miles in 81.11
Got out before 0700.  Air was crisp and clean.  Felt good throughout the run but kept the reins on for the sake of the R calf, which is feeling better.  I think I'm being smart about this.  The time is nothing to write home about. The plan is to post times (even if slightly embarrassing) and watch the construction of a fitter, stronger, better self.
9.5 in 75:19
Jen got home early so I was able to get most of this run done in the daylight.  It also allowed me to run on trails for an extra couple of miles.  It was cold but awesome.  Caught myself saying outloud, "I love this run." On the way home, a fellow runner coming at me held out his hand for a high five.  I have no idea who this man is.  Brotherhood.
8.75 in 64:30
Did this on the treadmill.  Calf felt tighter on the t'mill than the road so I kept the pace moderate and shortened the distance.  Trying to be smart.
5.5 in 45:45
Frigid.  Ran w/ Kevin Grey.  That helped.  Did I mention it was cold?
Planned off day.  PT regimen at the gym.
15 in 1:57
Cold morning.  Dusting of snow on the trails.  Ran w/ Grey and Dave Conforto.  We went easy but the miles clicked by and we were done before it felt like drudgery.
9.5 in 75:37
Same route as Tuesday w/ maybe a few minor detours.  I can't remember.  The streams and permanent puddle spots that were only semi-frozen on Tues were completely frozen today.  It's still cold.

For the Week
59 1/4 miles
Analysis: That mileage # isn't bad for this point in my training.  I've been in low 50s for the last few weeks, so to see this jump was cool.  I'm still going easy in an effort to protect the R calf.  I'm nursing that thing.  Because I don't want setbacks.  Sticking to the resolution: willing to sacrifice miles to stay healthy.  I don't feel anywhere near race shape.  I also think I need to drop a few lbs...or is that just my winter blubber protecting me from the cold?

Sunday, January 20, 2013

This Week in Running: 1.14 to 1.20.13

Trying to get back at it...

10 miles
This run took me almost 80 minutes. It was dark. I was in the trails.  I ran w/ the headlamp, but that still limits the pace.  The good news here is that I ran in shorts and a T shirt and it was mid-January.
6.75 miles
Easy run on trails again.
8 miles
Not what I was hoping.  Couldn't get moving.  It was cold and wet, pretty much the opposite of Monday.  I wasn't feeling good in the stomach; that didn't help matters.  Didn't hit pace or mileage goals.  These are the dog days of winter.
Maintenance run.
Chiro visit to work on the tight right calf and ab.
14 miles
This is my long run at the moment.  I felt good, but I'm still going slow.
9 miles
Ran along the Charles River.  Running there always makes me happy.  Then I went to the GBTC Invitational with my main man, EJN.

For the Week
53 miles
Analysis: Trying to be smart.  Trying to stay healthy.  Trying to be patient.  Just keep putting that hay in the barn.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The latest issue of Level Renner has just dropped.  Enjoy!