|Th 1/2/14||2.00 miles||26:25|
|Sa 1/4/14||2.00 miles||24:00|
|Su 1/5/14||2.10 miles||25:45|
|M 1/6/14||2.00 miles||24:12|
|W 1/8/14||2.00 miles||23:04|
|Th 1/9/14||1.25 miles||14:49|
|Sa 1/11/14||2.25 miles||27:31|
|Su 1/12/14||1.12 miles||13.35|
|M 1/13/14||2.81 miles||36:43||13:05 min/mi|
|Tu 1/14/14||2.01 miles||24:31||12:11 min/mi|
|W 1/15/14||2.24 miles||27:29||12:17 min/mi|
|W 1/22/14||2.01 miles||23:21|
|M 1/27/14||3.69 miles||45:23||12:18 min/mi|
|W 1/29/14||3.1 miles||38:10|
|Th 1/30/14||3.98 miles||48:57||12:19 min/mi|
|F 1/31/14||4.87 miles||1:02:24||12:49 min/mi|
|January Totals||39.43 miles||8:06:19|
|Su 2/2/14||3.1 miles||38:25||12:10 min/mi|
|W 2/5/14||2.85 miles||35:30||12:29 min/mi|
|Th 2/6/14||2.25 miles||26:33|
|F 2/7/14||4.49 miles||57:13||12:45 min/mi|
|Sa 2/8/14||6.77 miles||1:24:54||12:33 min/mi|
|Su 2/9/14||4.37 miles||53:52||12:19 min/mi|
|W 2/12/14||2.25 miles||27:39|
|Th 2/13/14||2.5 miles||29:51|
|F 2/14/14||8 miles||~1:45:00||13:00 min/mi|
|Sa 2/15/14||3.02 miles||40:00|
|Su 2/16/14||2.50 miles||31:16||12:29 min/mi|
|Tu 2/18/14||3.06 miles||39:51|
|W 2/19/14||5.10 miles||~1:06:00||12:40 min/mi|
|Th 2/20/14||7.76 miles||1:40:31||12:57 min/mi|
|Su 2/23/14||5.04 miles||1:00:33||12:01 min/mi|
|Tu 2/25/14||5.47 miles||1:08:39||12:33 min/mi|
|February Totals||68:53 miles||14:25:47|
|Su 3/2/14||10 miles||2:09:39||12:58 min/mi|
|Tu 3/4/14||2 miles||25:54|
|W 3/5/14||3.11 miles||42:15|
|Tu 3/11/14||1.82 miles||22:33|
|W 3/12/14||1.82 miles||21:39|
|Th 3/13/14||3.10 miles||37:55|
|F 3/14/14||2.18 miles||24:23||11:11 min/mi|
|Su 3/16/14||4.13 miles||50:31|
|M 3/17/14||1.74 miles||21:19|
|Tu 3/18/14||3.56 miles||43:49|
|W 3/19/14||2.86 miles||35:01|
|Th 3/20/14||2.09 miles||25:04|
|Su 3/23/14||2.17 miles||24:37||11:21 min/mi|
|Tu 3/25/14||4.45 miles||54:26|
|W 3/26/14||2.00 miles||23:09|
|F 3/28/14||4.00 miles||46:42|
|Su 3/30/14||~2.00 miles||~24:00|
|M 3/31/14||3.34 miles||38:42||11:36 min/mi|
|March Totals||56.39 miles||11:31:38|
|Tu 4/1/14||6.20 miles||1:15:00|
|W 4/2/14||4.56 miles||57:36||12:39 min/mi|
|Th 4/3/14||2.08 miles||25:36||12:06 min/mi|
|Sa 4/5/14||3.24 miles||36:16||11:12 min/mi|
|M 4/7/14||3.55 miles||41:46|
|Tu 4/8/14||2.58 miles||29:38||11:30 min/mi|
|W 4/9/14||3.46 miles||41:21|
|Th 4/10/14||2.94 miles||35:40||12:08 min/mi|
|F 4/11/14||5.00 miles||1:03:51||12:46 min/mi|
|Su 4/13/14||5.75 miles||1:08:31||11:55 min/mi|
|Tu 4/15/14||3.23 miles||38:30|
|W 4/16/14||2.01 miles||24:38|
|Tu 4/22/14||3.34 miles||40:52|
|Th 4/24/14||1.60 miles||19:47||12:21 min/mi|
|F 4/25/14||3.39 miles||45:02|
|Su 4/27/14||6.23 miles||1:08:18||10:57 min/mi|
|M 4/28/14||3.24 miles||37:54||11:42 min/mi|
|W 4/30/14||3.68 miles||43:14|
|April Totals||66.08 miles||13:13:20|
|Th 5/1/14||1.19 miles||15:00|
|Su 5/4/14||2.21 miles||25:26||11:31 min/mi|
|M 5/5/14||4.19 miles||48:41||11:37 min/mi|
|W 5/7/14||5 miles||1:00:48||12:09 min/mi|
|Th 5/8/14||4.07 miles||47:34||11:41 min/mi|
|F 5/9/14||2.19 miles||25:28||11:39 min/mi|
|Su 5/11/14||4.26 miles||49:25||11:35 min/mi|
|W 5/14/14||5.50 miles||~1:13:00|
|May Totals||28.61 miles||5:45:23|
|Sa 6/7/14||3.08 miles||34:46||11:16 min/mi|
|Sa 6/14/14||3.72 miles||49:20||13:17 min/mi|
|Tu 6/17/14||2.32 miles||31:19||13:30 min/mi|
|W 6/18/14||4.10 miles||50:59||12:26 min/mi|
|June Totals||13.22 miles||2:46:24|
|W 7/2/14||2.57 miles||36:01|
|F 7/4/14||4.53 miles||56:48||12:33 min/mi|
|Sa 7/5/14||2.77 miles||33:57|
|Su 7/6/14||3.30 miles||40:10||12:10 min/mi|
|Tu 7/8/14||2.60 miles||35:11||13:31 min/mi|
|W 7/9/14||3.10 miles||39:12|
|F 7/11/14||6.48 miles||1:20:12||12:22 min/mi|
|Su 7/13/14||2.77 miles||34:19||12:24 min/mi|
|Tu 7/15/14||5.86 miles||1:15:21||12:51 min/mi|
|Sa 7/19/14||5.04 miles||58:52||11:41 min/mi|
|Su 7/20/14||2.16 miles||25:47||11:56 min/mi|
|Tu 7/22/14||5.44 miles||1:06:35||12:15 min/mi|
|W 7/23/14||2.61 miles||36:04||13:51 min/mi|
|F 7/25/14||3.87 miles||45:29||11:46 min/mi|
|Sa 7/26/14||4.08 miles||51:03||12:31 min/mi|
|Su 7/27/14||3.18 miles||33:21||10:30 min/mi|
|Su 7/27/14||0.73 miles||8:31||11:38 min/mi|
|Tu 7/29/14||7.45 miles||1:28:10||11:50 min/mi|
|W 7/30/14||2.45 miles||27:42||11:19 min/mi|
|July Totals||70.99 miles||14:32:45|
|F 8/1/14||3.08 miles||36:52||11:57 min/mi|
|Sa 8/2/14||2.56 miles||31:27||12:17 min/mi|
|Su 8/3/14||6.09 miles||1:13:48||12:07 min/mi|
|W 8/6/14||8.90 miles||1:50:31||12:35 min/mi|
|Tu 8/12/14||3.03 miles||38:29|
|W 8/13/14||3.23 miles||39:23|
|F 8/15/14||10:53 miles||2:09:40||12:19 min/mi|
|Su 8/17/14||5.82 miles||1:13:36||12:38 min/mi|
|Sa 8/23/14||1.29 miles||15:30|
|Su 8/24/14||4.36 miles||52:19||12:01 min/mi|
|M 8/25/14||5.82 miles||1:07:49||11:39 min/mi|
|W 8/27/14||11.41 miles||2:25:00||12:42 min/mi|
|F 8/29/14||5.88 miles||1:09:15||11:46 min/mi|
|Sa 8/30/14||2.25 miles||26:18||11:40 min/mi|
|Sa 8/30/14||1.81 miles||25:00|
|Su 8/31/14||3.00 miles||36:03|
|August Totals||79.36 miles||16:11:00|
|M 9/1/14||3.49 miles||47:03||13:28 min/mi|
|Th 9/11/14||5.03 miles||~1:01:00|
|Su 9/14/14||13.1 miles||2:35:11||11:51 min/mi|
|Tu 9/16/14||2.75 miles||33:42||12:15 min/mi|
|W 9/17/14||2.72 miles||34:09|
|Sa 9/20/14||5 miles||55:59||11:16 min/mi|
|Sa 9/20/14||5.09 miles||1:00:06||11:49 min/mi|
|Tu 9/23/14||5.77 miles||1:09:35||12:03 min/mi|
|September Totals||43.95 miles||8:36:45|
September 23: I was not in the mood to run today. The ONLY reason I went out is because I have to run the Bourbon Chase in two weeks. The thing that is so great about running is that two miles in, I was having one of my best runs of the fall in terms of enjoyment. I felt easy and smooth and good and my music was perfect and I ran straight through a quiet little family of deer, two babies on one side of the path, two adults on the other, and they barely glanced at me. I would have felt and seen none of these things sitting at home. I’m really glad to be a runner.
September 1: It was approximately 90 billion degrees during this run. I did a good amount of walking.
August 30: This second run was the Electric Run 5K that I ran with Sam. 1.81 miles is where we went from running then run/walking to straight up walking.
August 29: The difference between a good run (today) and a bad run (Wednesday) is ridiculous. I don’t even think it was about the distance. I just felt SO much better today. Today I really remembered why I run. Later: Oh. I just looked at the elevation graph. It was about elevation. It was TOTALLY about elevation.
August 27: This was kind of a terrible run. It was hot out and I was having a hard go of it. This distance and pace isn’t super accurate either because it reflects some walking that I did during my run, but I also did a fair amount of walking that isn’t included in that time/distance that the Garmin measured. So this is like a vague reflection of my outing today. That said, the fact that I did 12:42 during a walk/run of 11.41 miles is hopefully a good sign that I can do my half marathon in under 12:26, which is the course cut off time. Also, my route today was hillier than my half marathon, which is also a hopeful sign. Because I am slow like a motherfucker on hills.
August 17: I like that I am back running enough so that this morning when I woke up, I knew that I had to do a run today, but “only six miles.” That said, there was nothing “only” about this run. There was a bad combination of heat, not being hydrated enough, and oh god that sandwich I ate earlier that I started to regret almost immediately after leaving the house. This run turned into more of an amble, but at least I ran the damn thing, up to and including the hill by my house.
July 27: This first run was a 5K race and a PR. It was great. Weirdly, my official time was 20 seconds longer than this. I’m not sure why. I’m pretty sure I started and stopped my Garmin right at the start and the finish—certainly not 20 seconds early or late.
July 23: Another hill workout. This time was three full trips up and down the hill. It was hot. And steep. I thought I might die.
July 22: I have this hill by my house that I usually have to run up to get home. Today I checked the length and elevation climb of said hill. It climbs 145 feet in .43 miles. Doing hill repeats there ought to get me in shape.
July 19: This was the Rockville Twilighter 5K. I was worried about it because I’ve been having a hard time running lately, which is worrisome in general. But then I ran this 5-mile course in cool temps with little humidity and felt great and ran well. It was extremely encouraging. I also ran without headphones, which was fun.
July 9: Slow treadmill run. Remind me never to take a month off from running again. Getting back is hard.
July 8: My first dedicated hill workout. I did 2-3/4 runs down and up the big hill by my house. At 1pm. In 90-degree heat. There was some walking involved. Ugh.
June 14 & 17: Both were walk/runs.
June 7: This was Colleen’s BA5K. It was a PR, even if I only ran 3.08 miles. I swear I ran the whole course. I was more than a minute faster than my previous 5K PR. Although this is a very flat course.
May 11: Interval training. ZR Workout #3 on track: 2.08 miles; ZR Default Workout on track: 2.18 miles.
May 9: Interval training. ZR Workout #2 on track.
May 4: Interval training. ZR Default Workout on track.
April 28: I was super tired today. Lot of walk breaks.
April 27: This was Pike’s Peek 10K. A PR. I am super proud of myself.
April 24: Today was this run.
April 9: I never thought I’d say this, but I’m kinda learning to love the treadmill.
April 5: Today was Ben’s Run 5k. I wanted to race under 36 minutes, but I just missed that. That said, I ran .14 miles more than a 5k, so I probably hit my 5k goal. Still, technically, I’m still not under that 36 minute mark. However, I ran 2 minutes and 10 seconds faster than I ran my last 5k, which was two months ago, so I’m going to count this as a win.
April 3: This is approximate because of a user error in correctly pushing on/off buttons on my Garmin. In related news, I’m pretty tired today and finishing my workout on the elliptical where I can lean on something.
March 25: Bad news: I have only run outside three times in March. Good news: I am learning how to kick ass at running on the treadmill. Bad news: I have only run hills three times in March. Good news: What used to feel fast (12 min/mi) on the treadmill is now my easy treadmill pace.
March 4: My blisters hurt.
March 2: This was the Reston 10-miler. Oh my, this was hard. I was sick in the days coming into this race and really worried about it. Honestly though, even if I hadn’t been sick, I think I would have done about the same pace. I was aiming for a 13 min/mi pace, so it looks like I did it! I’m super proud of myself.
February 23: This was a great run. Except for when I faceplanted in the middle of it.
February 20: This was my test run to see how I’d do on a long run not on the treadmill. Considering I’m aiming for a 10 min/mi pace, I think I did great, especially considering the pace I turned in included the times I had to slow to a walk to hike over piles of snow. This amount of time was not insubstantial. Hopefully this will not be an obstacle during my race. I also felt good and like I could run another couple miles at the end, so that is encouraging, especially since the last 1 1/2 miles of my race next week is primarily downhill. Yay, me!
February 19: Woohoo! Fifty miles this month already! If I keep this up, I’ll make up for slacking off in January. My goal this year is at least 600 miles, so I’m on target!
February 16: I was going to run longer today, but it is hazardous and deep in snow out there. I miss sidewalks. Also, I’ve changed my goals in terms of my 10-mile race in two weeks. The time cutoff is a 13:30 min/mi pace, so I am aiming for a 13 min/mi pace. For the next two weeks, I’m not trying to hit 12 min or 11 min. I am aiming for a solid 13 min/mi pace. I know it’s slow, but I figure I can train for the 10-mile distance or for a faster shorter distance. I might sign up for another 5k soon to work on speed.
February 8: Shit, I run so slow now. I feel a little sad about it and am regretting not running for much of November and December. I’m currently panic training for a 10-miler I’m running on March 3 at which I have to average at least a 13:30 min/mi before they close the course.
February 2: This was the Penguin Pace 5k. I placed 426th out of 519.
January 27: You may notice that I haven’t run much lately. There are reasons. Have you been outside? It is fucking cold out there. Also, my knee tweak was bothering me and I was worried that running on it would cause permanent damage, blah, blah, blah, so I just used my elliptical, but the knee wasn’t getting any better so I finally went out and bought a knee sleeve and OMG, guess what? My knee felt better whilst running. You should know, however, that it is extremely difficult to run on unshoveled/icy sidewalks.
January 13: Today was my first outdoor run of the year. I cannot tell you how good it felt. I definitely have to get off the treadmill and back on the road more often. It is sooo much better. It’s harder too though. And slower. Treadmills are flat. I also have to do some more core work to make my back stronger again.
January 12: Ugh. Tired.
January 8: It turns out that I am physically incapable of running farther than two miles at a time on a treadmill. I am also mentally incapable of forcing myself to run outside in the polar vortex. Therefore I decided to run faster on the treadmill for two miles. It’s something.
January 4: A big part of the reason I didn’t run in November and December was because it didn’t feel good. I was tired and had a hard time motivating myself to get outside to run and once I was there, I was just too tired to run that far. Even after I ran, I didn’t feel all that good. After today’s run, I felt great and I remembered why I love to run. I hope to feel that coming back more and more.
January 2: It turns out that if you don’t run for two months that you lose a lot of your stamina. Also, treadmills suck and I’m way slower on them. Still, new year, new opportunity. I’m back on track.