Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Retackling 1,000 Miles

Last year, one of my running goals was to run 1,000 miles, which I done did, logging my 1,000th mile on the final day of the year. You all remember when I freaked out about my mileage this time last year. December 2008 arrived when I still needed to run 116 miles to reach my goal.

Sorry, but this year's quest to top 1,000 miles won't be quite as dramatic. Here we are again on the first day of December, but this time I'm only 58 miles from my goal--exactly half as many miles as last year. All I need to do is run 14.5 miles per week. Hell, I don't even need to match November's output. Easy as eating pie! Who wants to see if this hubris bites me in the ass?

Here is November's statistical rundown:
  • Total Miles: 72 miles (15 runs)
  • Highest Weekly: 21 miles
  • Average Weekly: 18 miles
  • Average Pace: 9:34.25 per mile
  • Longest/Fastest Run: 8 miles, 8:20 pace
  • The Monthly Dif: +22 miles (50 miles in October)
Check out that Dif! I'm back on the horse. Maybe I just needed October to recuperate from the marathon.

10 comments:

Xenia said...

I vote for hubristic ass biting. Wait, that didn't come out right...

Jeri said...

I say you make it really interesting and don't run for the next 3 weeks and see if you can squeeze them all in that last week. It would suck for you but would provide for great & entertaining reading material for us.... so at least think about it. :)

S said...

I bet you get a huge blizzard sometime this month, reducing the days you can run, since you're so confident you can easily run 58 miles :-)

Morgan said...

Woo hoo! Congrats on coming up to the goal with less on deck than last year!!!

Carolina John said...

you're going to get nailed for sure. just saying 1000 miles is within reach brings knee pain.

Jess said...

Careful, Karma is a bitch.

BrianFlash said...

Piece of cake! Another year of this and you'll have run the equivalent of Los Angeles to New York ;)

B.o.B. said...

a 1,000 miles is pretty freakin' awesome. i vote next year you shoot for 2,000. :)

Jess said...

Oh man I'm betting you'll all over a sudden have to run like 40 of those miles in the last week.

Roisin said...

Don't jinx it. Hello, Midwestern weather!