For the first time since I began running, I’ve managed to hit the 1,000-mile mark in a year.
With a 3-miler on Monday, Nov. 10, I was able to bring this year’s total to just more than 1,002 miles. And I’m not done running for 2014: I still have a marathon ahead, on Dec. 6.
I’ve been running for a little more than 10 years. I didn’t track my miles for full years before 2011, but I sincerely doubt I ever made it to that milestone because I didn’t run as much when I was younger.
In 2011, I tracked 625.8 miles. In 2012, I ran 783.1 miles. In 2013, I traveled 903.04 miles on my runs.
I’m very excited to have met my goal of running 1,000 miles this year, especially with a month-and-a-half still left in the year. This was also a goal I’d set for 2013.
Here’s the monthly breakdown of miles I have tracked (I use Excel to track them):
November (so far): 45.55
I have not officially set my goals for 2015 yet, but I’m thinking I may try for 1,200 miles. That’s an average of 100 miles per month. I will likely have two marathons to train for — the Big Sur International Marathon in April and probably a fall marathon, too.
So, maybe it won’t be so hard to up my average monthly mileage.
2 thoughts on “1,000-mile goal met for 2014”
What a terrific goal! I have been running for about 5 years. This year I might log 800 miles but now I’m thinking for 2015 one of my goals is 1000! Thanks for the inspiration!
Thank you!! Good luck with meeting your goals both this year and next!
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