7 miles on the treadmill at the gym this morning as it was -15 degrees outside…brr! 6:18 AP with some easy and fast stuff (left leg a bit stiff still).
Looking back, this has been a really good year (running and personal/work wise). This was probably my best racing year ever in terms of number or races and performance in those races. I have NEVER had a year where I ran as well in my marathons (three sub-2:40 races, AP for all three marathons was 5:58!). This was also a great year for running with my family, especially watching my kids have a passion for running and doing so well in cross country and track.
A quick review of my running stats (for my own validation) since I started training for marathons and really tracking mileage in 2005. Prior to 2005, I didn't track mileage and ran at most 3 times a week for about 2-5M each time for the previous 5 years (2000-2004) as I was more focused on weight lifting and tennis in this period. Estimate that I ran about 3,000 miles total prior to making running my central athletic focus in 2005.
Mileage pre 2005: 3,000 miles (est.)
Mileage 2005-2006: 3,878 miles (Coolrunning.com)
Mileage 2007-2013: 24,537 miles (2963 - '07, 3706 - '08, 3760 - '09, 3659 - ‘10, 3725 - '11, 3468 – ’12, 3,256 – ‘13)
Mileage to date 2014: 3,395 miles (12/31/14). Ran the equivalent distance from Boca Raton, FL to Vancover, BC, Canada this year!
Total lifetime miles: 34,811 miles