20 weeks from Sunday, I'll be running the Desert Island Marathon in Bar Harbor, Maine. The last marathon I ran was Boston in 2009. Frankly, I've gotten a bit lazy. I chased the sub-40 10k for a while and I sort of got there last Spring when I ran a downhill, wind-at-my back 39:35. That was good enough I guess, because I haven't run that much since then.
I signed up for a Fall marathon, but it was local and easy to bail on. This suckers in Maine. We're talking hotels and airline tickets. Plus a friend of mine is going. Fear and same -- my greatest motivators.
I'm also planning to get back on the blogging horse, so I have to write down my weekly mileage.
Here's my mileage by the months since I last posted (July 2, 2011!).
July - 162 (37 mpw)
August - 152 (34 mpw)
September - 203 (47 mpw)
October - 190 (44 mpw)
November - 162 (38 mpw)
December - 218 (49 mpw)
January - 182 (41 mpw)
February 182 (44 mpw)
March 163 (37 mpw)
April - 155 (36 mpw)
May - 136 (thru 5/24 -- 40 mpw)
Compare this to the 60 mpw I *averaged* over 2008. Also I notice a trend with my good races. I ran 232 miles in March of 2011 before running 1:06:17 at Cherry Blossom and 283 in March 2010 before running 1:05:55. I didn't make it in the lottery for Cherry Blossom, which I think killed some of my motivation.
The last race I ran was a 20:41 5k on New Year's Eve. I did manage 2nd in my age group (the strange M36-40???), but didn't stick around to find out.
The race is in early Fall, so I'll have to get in some mileage this summer. Here we go...