Monday, January 1, 2018

My Miles

Starting off the year I didn’t have any specific goals for running. I just wanted to maintain my fitness and love for running and if a PR happens, that’s great. I like to at least get a 100 miles each month, but if it doesn’t happen I don’t beat myself up over it.

I don't keep a running journal so I at least wanted to get these miles down in print (at least for myself anyway). 



January- 107 started off very cold but still managed to get over 100 miles.

February- 156 miles. This was the most mileage I ever ran in one month. I was training for Shamrock marathon this month and remember logging over 60 miles one week. After I did that, I took almost a week off relaxing in Jamaica. I couldn’t believe that I logged that many miles in one month, even with taking almost a week off.

March 103 miles.  With my taper before the marathon and recovering well after the race I was happy to still log just over 100 miles.

April- 148 miles. Honestly I can’t remember what I even did this month so I am surprised I got that many miles in. It must have been just enjoying the Spring temps after the colder months prior.
May- 119 Got some good runs in at the beach as well as the trails before the summer temps started to become a challenge.

June-65 miles. I went to Cancun for almost a week so didn’t do too much running that week. In addition, I received a new position at work during the summer that forced me to work very long hours (10-12) at a time so needless to say running took a back burner.  

July-93 miles. Still crazy at work, and super-hot out, but beat June mileage, so I was happy about that.
August-101 It surely did not get any cooler, but got more into a rhythm with my work and running routines.

September- 119 miles. Can you tell that work slowed down? In addition to that, the temps cooled down as well and I placed first at a 5k race.

October -140 miles. Some nice fall weather temps and two races; a Halloween 10k and the Baltimore Marathon.

November- 127 miles. This was probably one of the best months. Not only was it my Birthday month. I got to do something I really enjoyed on my special day. Run a marathon. I got the best birthday gift ever. A huge PR that will take me to Boston in 2019! In addition, I also started my running streak on Thanksgiving. 

December-141 miles. My Running streak continued. It was a good thing I had a treadmill, because if I didn’t, I do not think my Run Streak would have lasted. There were some very cold days this month and I hate running in the cold so I was very thankful for my treadmill.  The streak wasn’t as bad as I thought it’d be. I only had a few days that were a struggle. Two days I wasn’t feeling well. Good thing I had a 5k on of those days (I placed 1st in my Age Group) and the other day I went shopping out of town for the day. I made it home by 11:15 pm. I was going to just call it a night, but there were only three days left of the streak. I thought to myself I made it this far, I need to finish it. So I hopped on the treadmill to get my mile in.

I finished the year off with 1,419 mies. Why didn’t I just do one more mile? I don’t really know.  Regardless, I am very happy with my mileage for the year for not having an actual goal.  I do not have any running related goals for 2018. I just want to run for fun and remain injury free.

What are you goals for 2018? -L


We'll be linking up with the gals from Tuesdays on the Run!

33 comments:

  1. Wow you got in a lot of miles. I barely did half that many. ;-)

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  2. Thats some impressive mileage! One year I was following the Hansons training plan and ran over 200 miles in a month...now I cant even imagine doing that! I cant believe you ran your mile after getting home at 11:5pm! I would have fallen asleep while running!

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    1. That mile on the treadmill that late was a struggle. I couldn't imagine running 200 miles in a month either.

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  3. Great miles for the year! I can't believe you did so many miles in February (shortest month too!). Great job :)

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    1. I surprised myself during that month too, for even taking about 5 days off.

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  4. My best running months always seem to be October and November as well. The temps are usually perfect for longer runs

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    1. Fall is the perfect time for long runs. I think the only reason my longest month was in February was because I was in training for my marathon for March.

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  5. sounds like you had some fabulous runs and vacations!

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  6. That's a lot of miles! You did finish the year on a high note.

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  7. That's awesome mileage for the year - congratulations!

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    1. Thanks you! I doubt that I will hit that mileage this year.

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  8. I say you round up ;)
    Good for you... I don't even know the last time I ran a mile... that's sad.

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    1. Sounds good. I'll finish the year with 420 miles:) Surely I did one more mile during walking.

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  9. Sounds like a great year and a lot of miles! I got almost 700 for the year and I know one of my 2018 goals will be to beat that but I'm not sure of my other goals yet.

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  10. I think October was my best running month, but I was still below these numbers. I did PR in November, but then I took my break after my race, so October was still the best.

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  11. Looks like a great mileage year to me! I'm a non-tracker because I simply don't care enough. I never set mileage goals. I know I'll run 3-4x/week and I'm satisfied with it.

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    1. It is kind of hard not to keep track when I have a Garmin t keep me honest.

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  12. Having fun and staying injury free are my ultimate running goals! I also want to run more trail! You had a great year, Lacey!

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    1. Thanks Megan! Yes, staying injury free is a huge goal.

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  13. NIce job on the miles. I did a similar amount. I was just happy to hit 100 each month. And yeah, my running streak would never have made it without the treadmill.

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    1. I wish I could have hit 100 miles for those two months in the summer.

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  14. Congratulations! That’s an awesome accomplishment! You had a great year!

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  15. That definitely seems like plenty of miles to me. :)

    I know without Rachel I would have definitely run far less miles in 2017. I'll all about quality over quantity, but it sure seems like it worked out for you!

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  16. Those are some serious miles... I'm sometimes amazed at the months I've ran the most miles haven't felt like I ran that many.

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  17. What a great year of running! I love that you gave yourself such a HUGE bday gift ;) Can't wait to follow your Boston '19 journey.

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  18. No wonder your races went so well this year - you rocked the training miles big time!!

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  19. You had an awesome year of training and running, Lacey and Meranda! Keep up that impressive mileage!

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