Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 stats

2644 miles total, 7.24/day or 50.7 mpw on average.

By month:
254 - Jan
237 - Feb
283 - Mar
260 - Apr
239 - May
232 - Jun
241 - Jul
237 - Aug
40 - Sept - injured
175 - Oct
210 - Nov
235 - Dec

Hard to believe I ran 3180 in 2008.

  • 3/14 - St. Patrick's Day 8k - 32:07
  • 4/11 - Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run - 65:55
  • 4/25 - Pike's Peek 10k - 40:04a
  • 5/16 - Carytown 10k - 40:21
  • 7/17 - Rockville 8k - 33:21
  • 11/20 - Cranberry Crawl 10k - 40:43
  • 12/31 - Ring in Hope 10k - 41:08
Correlating the race results with the mileage makes it pretty clear what's important. I thought I could make up for it with weight loss, but by the time my miles got back up, my weight had come up some as well.
(scale was broken mid-July to end of Aug)

I was injured in late 2009 and my weight came down as I was ramping up the mileage early in the year. In mid-April, I quit sugar after watching this video, and despite running less mileage with a new job, you can clearly see my weight nose dive. I had never been able to get under 160 before and now found myself around 155. I injured my foot/ankle at the end of Aug, but I was able to keep my weight under control with poolrunning or elliptical every day. Interestingly, it looks like my weight has been steadily climbing back up *after* I started running again. I haven't been quite as religious with the no sugar around the holidays, but the creep up started before then. Maybe I was already giving myself a sub-conscious break on the diet since I was running again. Whatever the reason, the trend is clearly in the wrong direction and I need to turn it back around somehow.

I can't get over the fact that I hurt myself right at the bottom of the curve, but before the weather turned and I had something to show for it. I ran a 65:55 10-miler in early April (6:35 pace). No doubt I would have smashed 40 in the 10k if I could have run a cool weather race at the end of August.

Now all I can do is try and string together a bunch of 250+ mile months and get the weight back down. I'm off to an inauspicious start with two no run days after I strained my right hamstring in a 41:08 10k effort on New Year's eve.


Mindi said...

THe injury sucks, but nice mileage overall. What big goals are on the horizon for 2011?

Greg said...

Thanks. You reminded me to post some goals (see latest).