You can see that the early part of the year was unimpressive. (Though to be fair, I was swimming and cycling in the gym.) Then the next few months I had a few more races, and the mileage went up. Then I really slowed down in the summer, until the fall when I started training for the Philly Half.
All totaled I ran 422.5 miles in 2006. I know that's not too impressive to "real runners", but the number still sounds pretty good to me.
I've always been jealous of those runners who've kept track of their lifetime miles. It's kind of late for me, but I'm going to start doing that. As my base I'm including this year's 422.5 miles. I also looked up last year's marathon training schedule, and I recorded 363.6 miles there. Add to that the 26 miles I did in November and December of last year, after the marathon. Finally, I've run 84.8 miles just in the races I've recorded since 2000. (I have no idea how much running I did to train for those races, and I did run two half marathons in those years.) So just with all the running that I have recorded I have 897 miles to date. That's going into the sidebar as my lifetime miles to date.
Also going on the sidebar is my new weight loss goal. As I've mentioned before I'd like to get into better shape. I'd recently set a goal in my head, which corresponded to about 20 pounds in 20 weeks. (Reminiscent of Adam Tinkoff's blog, for anyone who reads that.) Sadly, it's now looking like 21 pounds in 19 weeks. In any case, I'm adding a button to my sidebar which will be updated as I update my progress on Traineo. I'm hoping this public announcement of my intentions will help keep me on track.
Happy New Year to everyone!