Monday, September 24, 2007

Last Week of Summer

My goal of running 1000 miles in 2007 is still looking good. With only a few months left in the year I find myself doing a lot of calculating about how many miles I need to run per week to pull it off. I just passed 800 miles last week, so in the statistical world I’m a little ahead of schedule, but in reality there’s always other elements like sickness, injury, rain, and laziness that could all get in the way.

There’s also the more real goal of beating my best annual run mileage of 912 from 2004. 2007 is currently in second place overall. 3rd is 2005 with 755. 4th is 2006 with 689.

Of course, it’s probably best to stay grounded in all of this and remember that running is not really about numbers, but about getting out there in the world and enjoying it.

Last Week:
Run: 29 = 8+9+3+9
Bike: 53 = (8+3)+10+5+24+3
Burrito: 3 = 1+1+1 (all on the weekend)
Beer: 6 = 2+1+3
Car: 9 = 3+6

4 comments:

Geoff said...

"Of course, it’s probably best to stay grounded in all of this and remember that running is not really about numbers, but about getting out there in the world and enjoying it"

very important point. but then giving yourself little goals to shoot for is sometimes just enough to get you out the door on a day when you're feeling lazy. the key thing is to take some time off if it's not fun and when it is fun try to get out as much as possible and let the totals fall into place. that said, i'd be lying if i didn't admit that i'm hoping to get to 2,000 running miles, 3,000 biking miles, and 1000 xc skiing miles by the end of the year.

Jonah said...

Yeah, the goals definitely help, especially when they're made public on the blog. I’ll try to keep the pressure on you for those 3000 bike miles. I’m guessing I’ll come up a little short, though – I’ve still got 900 miles to go. I don’t think I can put up much competition for you in the xc skiing category – well, none, actually. Good luck…

A Midnight Rider said...

I am leaving on holiday in 10 days and need to lose 30 lbs by then. It's a daunting task I admit.

Your stats show around 30 miles a week. That should be more than enough for you to reach your goal. I'm envious.

Jonah said...

Hmm,… 30 pounds in 10 days. That seems like quite a challenge, but if you break it down, well, then it’s only 3 pounds per day. If you’re drinking the recommended 8 glasses of water a day, stop - that’s 4 pounds right there. And don’t forget to take your shoes off before you get on the scale. Good luck… and have a nice holiday.