Closing the Books

I hadn’t done the oblitory post by runners of the end results of the previous year of running and then onto the next year’s goals. The main reason for this is that given my last post… I hadn’t finished logging in my numbers. I use two places… Buckeye Outdoors and an offline Trusty Rusty spreadsheet. But now that I have finished putting in December 2008 into my spreadsheet, I can break down some of what I did in RY08 (Running Year).

Mileage By Month:

January 39.32 (in 10 runs)
February 13.68 (in 5 runs)
March 40.83 (in 12 runs)
April 30.2 (in 10 runs)
May 45.09 (in 10 runs)
June 25.84 (in 10 runs)
July 7.41 (in 3 runs)
August 69.3 (in 14 runs)
September 87.85 (in 13 runs)
October 104.2 (in 11 runs)
November 79.95 (in 7 runs)
December 13 (in 2 runs)
Total 556.7


Calhoun’s 10 mi
Spring Sprint 5k
Ribbon Run 5k
Trideltathon (400 m swim, 6 m-bike, 3.0 m)
Run for the Deaf 5k
Expo 10 k
Fireball Classic 5k
Scholar’s Run 5k
Big South Fork Trail Run 17.5 mi

Worldwide Festival of Races Half Marathon
Rutledge Marathon
Flying Monkey Marathon

Other Notes:

  • November at 79.95 miles was a record November since I started recording my runs in 1999
  • In Terms of overall mileage, 2008 was 5th out of 10 years of data and higher than the yearly average of the previous years (507 miles) of running.
  • Sometime in Late October, I crossed the 5,000 mile mark of logged miles
  • And if this isn’t one of those “Do as I Say, Not as I Do” cases: When I ran my two marathons in November, I only had two weeks in which my weekly mileage was over 30 miles (Sept 15th week – 30.90 miles and Oct 6th week – 31.40 miles) all the other weeks were mid-20s. Imagine if I ever really trained for a marathon… like stuck to schedule…

About planet3rry

I'm a husband, father and runner in the Knoxville area. I love the way that running makes me feel and how it has changed my thinking. I am always looking for the new PR whether in the 5k or the marathon