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Running Recap

“Who’s pushing the pedals on the season cycle?” – Season Cycle by XTC

Is it April May already? Wow! Back in the day, I’d post a monthly recap of my running. So let me get back on the band wagon slowly… start with a 4 month update. What surprises me is that running is so much part of my life, but in actuality, I haven’t run that far or that often. 2013 so far:

January through April,

I have run 27 times for a total of 136.61 miles:
January – 7 times for 36.1 miles
February – 7 times for 38.1 miles
March – 5 times for 20 miles
April – 8 times for 42.41

I ran 2 Races, both Half Marathons:
2/9/2013 Strawplains Half Marathon 1:54:25 (which was a Personal Course Record)

4/7/2013 Covenant Health Knoxville Half Marathon 3:11:57 (I ran as a Pacer for the 6:00 marathon finishing time and went and found a friend before officially crossing the finish line)

The 2013 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon Pacers Back Row: Ryan Prout, Tony Owens, Wayne Sherman, Seth Ramaley, George Lockhart, Angelin Miller Front Row: William Brown, Terry Higgins, Ken Sirois Not Pictured: Cruz Pitre, Nicole Howe — with Ryan Prout, William Brown, Tony Owens, Wayne TheManimal Sherman, Seth Ramaley and George Lockhart at Knoxville Convention Center.
The 2013 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon Pacers
Back Row: Ryan Prout, Tony Owens, Wayne Sherman, Seth Ramaley, George Lockhart, Angelin Miller
Front Row: William Brown, Terry Higgins, Ken Sirois
Not Pictured: Cruz Pitre, Nicole Howe — with Ryan Prout, William Brown, Tony Owens, Wayne TheManimal Sherman, Seth Ramaley and George Lockhart at Knoxville Convention Center.

Compared to my 15 year average of running for each month:
January – above average by 4.5 miles
February – below average by 12.3 miles
March – below average by 17.3 miles
April – above average by 16.21 miles

Monthly Running Recap: May 2012 Edition

I wonder when the last time that I actually posted a monthly recap. Given the fact that my Race Reports are either none existent (i.e. 2012 Prediction Run, Calhoun’s 10 miler, Strawplains Half Marathon, Whitestone 30k and Expo 10k) or they take forever to post (i.e Georgia Marathon and Knoxville Marathon), I would venture to guess somewhere back in early 2009.

Ha. You see? So what are you going to do?
"It doesn't matter. It's in the past."

But there is no need to worry about the past. So let’s see what the descriptive statistics say about the month of May in 2012:

Total Mileage: 37.2 miles over 9 running excursions (average month of May from 1999-2011 is 26.6 miles)
Mileage Year to Date: 325.43

Types of Runs:
4 – EASY 8:41 min/mile Average pace
4 – TEMPO 8:32 min/mile Average pace
1 – RACE (Expo 10k – 8:28 min/mile Average Pace)

Fastest May Mile Split: 7:21
Fastest Split Interval: 1:12 (Last 0.2 of Expo 10k equivalent to 6:00 min/mile pace)

I’m anticipating June and July to be about the same mileage. Fall Marathon Training starts in August and to battle the heat in June and July, I’ll do more speed work. That’ll be more sessions, but shorter. I don’t have any planned Races in June and July, but you never know.

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

Races:

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…

December Running Recap

Races:
12/04 Reindeer Run 5k Maryville Tennessee 23:16

Mileage:
16.7 Miles in 4 different sessions. 2 of the sessions were during Lunch Time. 1 was the Reindeer Run 5k and the other a run around Lakeshore.

2005 Total Mileage
452.2 miles for the year. 2005 is my next to last annual mileage since 1999.

Upcoming Races:
01/28 Calhoun's 10 miler (Loudon, TN)
02/18 Strawplain's 1/2 marathon (Strawberry Plains, TN)
03/26 Covenant Health 2nd Annual Knoxville Marathon

November Running Recap

Races:
11/12 Chickamauga 10 miler Chickamauga Georgia 2:13:24*
11/24 Autumnfest 8k Knoxville Tennessee 37:40

Mileage:
72.82 Miles in 13 different sessions. 10 of the sessions were during Lunch Time. 2 were the races above and one was a training run for the 3/26/06 Knoxville Marathon.

2005 Total Mileage
435.5 miles so far for the year. 2005 is still my next to last annual mileage to this point. Only 2003 is lower and have already surpassed the total annual mileage of 2003 by close to 100 miles. This November was my highest November month (by more than 12 miles) since I started recording mileage in 1999.

Upcoming Races:
12/04 Reindeer Run 5k (Maryville, TN), Goal time 21:55
01/28 Calhoun's 10 miler (Loudon, TN)
02/18 Strawplain's 1/2 marathon (Strawberry Plains, TN)
03/26 Covenant Health 2nd Annual Knoxville Marathon
(indicates potential Personal Record for distance)

October Running Recap

Races:
None

Mileage:
41.8 Miles in 11 different sessions. 9 of the sessions were during Lunch Time. 1 was a combination Road run and Trail Run and the other was ran with Beer Boy.

2005 Total Mileage
362.7 miles, again next to my leanest running year to date. I have actually surpassed the total mileage of 2003 but would have to have a big December to move up on the ladder. On a side note, I should surpass 3500 miles (since 1998) sometime in 2006.

Upcoming Events
11/12 Chickamauga 10 miler Goal Time: 1:26:42 (would be PR time)
11/24 Autumnfest 8k Goal Time: 37:30

September Running Recap

Races:
09/24 Farragut Fall Classic 5k Farragut Tennessee (Volunteer)

Mileage:
40.1 Miles in 10 different sessions originating from Lunch Time runs. Explored the new James White Greenway, resulted in Wednesday runs reaching 5 miles a session.

2005 Total Mileage
315.9 miles, a decent amount of miles for the month given my current availability and the fact that I am not in training. Also, established a running schedule of Speed Mondays, Long Run Wednesday, Runner's Choice on Thursday, Tuesday and Friday are cross training days. Weekends are optional during non-official training weeks. Sept 2005, next to lowest mileage next to Sept of 2003.

August Running Recap

Races:
08/20 Scholar's Run 5k Maryville Tennessee 24:36

Mileage:
32.97 Miles in 9 different sessions originating from Lunch Time runs. As the month progress, so did the speed of my runs, down to almost a 5k race pace. The end of the month workouts were broken up with a trip to the Outer Banks, North Carolina for vacation.

2005 Total Mileage
275.8 miles, it was a pretty lean August mileage, but mainly due to that fact that I was not training for a fall marathon, which historically would start on August 1st. The only year that was less than 2005 was 2003, the month after the birth of my eldest, which is understandable.

July Running Recap

Races:
None

Mileage:
6.4 Miles in 2 different sessions both originating from Lunch Time runs. Statistically, it is my least mileage month, so I am not surprised at the lack of miles. This is not my lowest July mileage, so there is a positive

2005 Total Mileage
242.8 miles, making it the 2nd highest mid-year mileage from 1999-2005. 2002 was the highest mid-year milage with 295.25 miles ran.