Tuesday, December 31, 2013

4 miles a day

I started 2013 with one goal for my running.  I wanted to average 4 miles a day.  I know it doesn't sound like much but given the run of injuries and surgeries over the last decade, it was an admirable goal.  I had my doubts, especially after my calf injury following the Naples half marathon in January.  I missed the better part of a month dealing with that one.

It was a slow slog to catch the average.  I didn't get their until a week ago.  A trio of 38 mile weeks followed by a 44 mile week did the trick.  The 5 miler I did this afternoon put me at 1475 for the year, a mere 15 miles over the goal.

The good news is that I'm starting to shed the pounds.  I hit 180 pounds for the first time since January.  If I can get to 175 in three weeks I think I can run Naples faster than I did last year.  The goal is 1:50, not fast, but certainly not awful.

The bigger question is whether I can push myself to get under 24 minutes for 5K by February and under 23 by April.  That one seems like a tall order.  But that's the goal for this year, a run to 22 minute plus 5K's!

1 comment:

  1. Hi John and Happy New Year - it looks like all indicators are positive and you are on track to reach your goals. Good luck ! Mason