Thursday, January 31, 2008

January 2008 Down, 2 1/2 Months To Go

This is the graph of my training runs for January from the site I log my runs on, RunningAHEAD. This is the highest monthly milage total I have EVER ran. Did you know you can spell milage either as that or, mileage? I had to look it up. I had a nice even total of 170.0 miles for a total run time (not including warm ups and cool downs) of 26 hours 16 minutes and 27 second (26:16.27). I'm stunned. Not that long ago I would have never envisioned myself doing this kind of milage in a month. I keep this up (which I have to for the next 2 1/2 more months) and I'll have to change shoes more frequently than I change oil in my car.


Today I got in 8.30 miles to get my 8 miler in for tomorrow that I don't think I will be able to due to the incoming winter storm and then the 0.30 was to keep tied with Marion in our pace groups. Our street is conveniently three tenths of a mile long so, when I finished up my run I just kept running to the end of the street and then jogged and walked back to the house for a cool down (or coo-down if your from the Columbus-area and don't pronounce your "l's").


So far, I'm fairing pretty well too. I've been having some minor aches with my right knee and the tendon behind it on the right, and a little bit with the inside part of my right lower leg going down to my ankle. Most of the bothersome aches go away during the course of a run though and have not gotten worse. For an older guy, I think I am doing/holding up pretty well though, and am thankful for that. I think if I could somehow find the time to add in some high rep light weight training that would help my right knee issues tremendously. I just can't seem to get to it though.


Thanks to everyone for cheering me on so far! I sincerely appreciate it! You help to keep me motivated! Keep it up! ;-)

9 comments:

zoom-zoom said...

Nice work, Rick! Hey, can I borrow a few miles from ya'? The last few weeks have been pretty danged pathetic in terms of mileage for me. I think the pace bunny spiked my coffee with a bad virus. Mean rodent!

:p

Rick said...

Thanks Zoomie! Take whatcha need. Actually, you'll be puttin' in the high miles when I may need them later in the year so, you borrow from me now and I'll borrow from you later. Hope you get to feeling better soon! Course now the weather's gonna get ugly again!

Anonymous said...

mabye when it starts getting a little warmer i'll start running again :]

Tim Wilson said...

Way to go Rick!

That is awesome, I am sure you feel like you do nothing but running with those stats!

And to think..... I was proud of my 80 miles for the month!

Rick said...

As you should be, Tim. ;-)
Great job!

ryan said...

That is SO KEWL and we had some crappy weather for the month as well... Wicked....


--Ryan

Jennifer said...

Nice graph there Rick! WTG on that mileage! Your training is going well and will definitely pay off. Nothing like some healthy competition to finish that last .3 I always think of those extra ._ miles as that final sprint to the finish and imagine how I'll feel crossing the finish. :o)

Tami said...

Good job on the running - found your blog through Jessica W.'s blog. Welcome to the blogging world.
You did give us all a heart attack tonight though when you posted on Solo & Ensemble. My daughter is in high school and we were thinking "WHAT - it's TOMORROW???" until I realized your daughter is only 13 and must be in jr. high. At least I hope so....
Anyhow - good job on the blog and the running!
Tami

Rick said...

Thanks, Tami, and sorry for the scare. Yes, she is a junior higher and she got a 1! Woohoo!