This means that every run I complete – whether that be a race, club run, or plod round the block, I recorded it using my trusty Garmin 305…
…I then may have created a spread sheet to record these miles logged (despite Garmin having a program and website to provide this functionality)
In 2012 I ran 419 miles – this will miss off a few due to rare occasions of my Garmin batteries dying (sacrilege I know!) or (even worse) forgetting my Garmin altogether.
I completed these 419 miles in 2 days, 1 hour, 50 minutes and 47 seconds meaning my average pace was a not too shabby 7 minutes and 8 seconds.
I’m quite impressed with that given that total includes some feeble half and 1 mile runs whilst injured and recovering from injury. The total mileage completed isn’t great, but as my ‘proper’ active months where from March up to, and including, August (so 6 months) it stands to reason that had I been fit for the full 12 months I would have been close to 1,000 miles.
All this miles per minute chat is really making me miss running quite a lot, and, in a moment of weakness I entered a race.
It’s only 10km, but it’s on the 10th February, a mere 4 weeks away. It’s the Mad dog 10km in Southport and I missed it last year through injury. It was silly of me to enter it really, but there is a very slim chance I will be fit for it, and whilst there is hope… I will keep on hoping!
Fingers crossed for my physio appointment next week :)
“To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.”