|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|
|W 9/24/14||1.65 miles||20:38||12:39 min/mi|
|Tu 9/30/14||3.04 miles||34:36||11:22 min/mi|
|September Totals||51.85 miles||10:14:28|
|W 10/1/14||3.18 miles||36:55||11:36 min/mi|
|Sa 10/4/14||3.29 miles||38:41||11:45 min/mi|
|Su 10/5/14||2.58 miles||33:52||13:07 min/mi|
|Tu 10/7/14||2.79 miles||33:20||11:57 min/mi|
|F 10/10/14||4.76 miles||55:54||11:45 min/mi|
|F 10/10/14||5.52 miles||1:05:49||11:55 min/mi|
|Sa 10/11/14||3.71 miles||43:13||11:38 min/mi|
|Su 10/18/14||~2 miles||25:00|
|M 10/27/14||2.29 miles||30:07||13:11 min/mi|
|Th 10/30/14||3.20 miles||37:32||11:43 min/mi|
|F 10/31/14||2.42 miles||26:56||11:08 min/mi|
|October Totals||35.74 miles||7:07:19|
|Su 11/2/14||2.23 miles||31:46||13:42 min/mi|
|Tu 11/4/14||3.32 miles||37:48||11:42 min/mi|
|Th 11/6/14||5.63 miles||1:05:25||11:37 min/mi|
|Su 11/9/14||6.14 miles||1:11:08||11:35 min/mi|
|Su 11/9/14||~2 miles||~25:00|
|Tu 11/11/14||2.32 miles||28:42||12:23 min/mi|
|Sa 11/15/14||2.31 miles||28:00||12:08 min/mi|
|Tu 11/18/14||2.22 miles||26:56||12:07 min/mi|
|Sa 11/22/14||3.54 miles||42:41||12:04 min/mi|
|Sa 11/22/14||2.2 miles||27:08||12:20 min/mi|
|Th 11/27/14||6.28 miles||1:14:19||11:50 min/mi|
|F 11/28/14||2.36 miles||28:21||12:02 min/mi|
|Sa 11/29/14||2.33 miles||28:11||12:06 min/mi|
|Su 11/30/14||1.24 miles||~15:00|
|November Totals||44:12 miles||8:50:25|
|M 12/1/14||1.42 miles||16:39|
|Tu 12/2/14||4.19 miles||50:10|
|W 12/3/14||1.50 miles||17:57|
|Th 12/4/14||3.10 miles||37:01|
|F 12/5/14||1.00 mile||12:00|
|Sa 12/6/14||2.00 miles||23:30|
|Su 12/7/14||3.35 miles||37:38|
|M 12/8/14||1.3 miles||15:50|
|Tu 12/9/14||1.15 miles||14:07|
|W 12/10/14||2.38 miles||27:35||11:35 min/mi|
|Th 12/11/14||2.31 miles||26:29||11:29 min/mi|
|F 12/12/14||3.11 miles||37:16|
|Sa 12/13/14||1.5 miles||17:00|
|Su 12/14/14||2.28 miles||29:12||12:48 min/mi|
|M 12/15/14||1.38 miles||16:35|
|Tu 12/16/14||2.55 miles||30:00|
|W 12/17/14||1.00 mile||10:31|
|Th 12/18/14||1.22 miles||14:26|
|F 12/19/14||2.35 miles||25:58||11:04 min/mi|
|Sa 12/20/14||1.22 miles||14:59|
|Su 12/21/14||2.02 miles||24:53||12:18 min/mi|
|M 12/22/14||1.00 mile||11:59||11:59 min/mi|
|Tu 12/23/14||2.87 miles||35:08|
|W 12/24/14||1.52 miles||17:41||11:39 min/mi|
|Th 12/25/14||2.35 miles||29:45||12:37 min/mi|
|F 12/26/14||2.32 miles||29:02||12:30 min/mi|
|Sa 12/27/14||~2 miles||23:11|
|Su 12/28/14||1.46 miles||17:57||12:17 min/mi|
|M 12/29/14||~2 miles||~28:00|
|Tu 12/30/14||2.31 miles||28:09||12:10 min/mi|
|W 12/31/14||2.37 miles||27:02||11:25 min/mi|
|December Totals||62.53 miles||12:27:40|
December 31: Assuming I make it through my 5K tomorrow, my streak will have been successfully completed! Yay, me!
December 27: I really didn’t want to run today. Really, really. I’m glad I sucked it up though. Only five more days until I finish my streak.
December 24: I was so desperate to get off the treadmill that I took off in the rain to return a Netflix DVD directly to the post office, passing multiple mailboxes on the way there. Totally worth it.
December 18: Oh man, I am craaaaawling toward my 600 miles this year goal. But at least I’m still moving forward. I’m hoping to do a long run this weekend. I really, really want to do a long run outside.
December 17: I really didn’t want to run today, so my solution was to bang out a mile on the treadmill really fast. Trust me when I say that this counts as really fast for me.
December 13: Alex’s first 1.5 miles without walking. Go, Alex!
December 9: Running a streak is weird. I have definitely run days that I wouldn’t have were I not streaking, but I’ve run mostly short distances instead of the even relatively short (but longer than these) 3.5 milers. Part of it is for sure because I’m on the treadmill and I hate the fucking treadmill. Or maybe it’s because I’m tired because I don’t have rest days. (But I can’t be that tired from running a mile, right?) I’m sticking to it, but I don’t think I’ll fall in love with it and extend it past new year’s. It’s an interesting thing.
December 7: I ran while angry tonight. It kind of worked out for me.
December 5: Guess who really didn’t want to run on the treadmill today?
December 3: I am attempting a Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day running streak. Today was the first day that I wasn’t able to get anywhere near a running path or treadmill until 8:30pm. I’m happy to report that it didn’t even occur to me to flake, even though I still have a lot of stuff to do tonight.
November 27: This was the Turkey Chase 10K. Turns out Bethesda, where this race was held, is really hilly, and not in the “why don’t you run down all the hills” way.
November 6: I started thinking about my 10K this weekend and considering whether I actually can still run more than 2.3 mile intervals. I can. Yay!
November 4: Oof. Heavy legs today.
November 2: This was a run with Alex. There will be a lot of these shorter, slower runs as I run intervals with him. He’s so awesome for working on this. He was even sick today, which is why this outing was extra slow. (But still faster than my first 8K pace, if that tells you anything.)
October 31: This run felt so good! Some days you really don’t want to get out on the road, but when you do, it feels great. This was one of those days. Also, I’m really enjoying not having any races longer than a 10K on my calendar, letting me not worry about running many long runs.
October 27: Interval run with Alex. He’s doing great!
October 19: I’m running with Alex so this is an interval run. Also my Garmin was out of battery power so I just put in a guesstimate of time.
October 10-11: This was the Bourbon Chase. The data isn’t totally accurate as I didn’t start and stop my watch at exactly the right time for each run. In fact, on the first run, I forgot to turn it on until a half mile or so into the run.
October 5: These were hill reps. This is a substantially better pace than the last time I did this specific workout on July 8 and July 23. I feel like a strong runner these days.
October 1: I had to stop because my ankle hurt so much. Worrisome.
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.