I’m pretty sure I won’t get a chance to run today, so I’m going to post my year-end stats this morning, knowing they could go up by a measly 5 miles before the day is done.
Total mileage for 2012: 1, 565 miles
Average weekly mileage: 30 even
Highest month: September, with 190 miles
Lowest month: March, with 25 miles
Highest weekly mileage: 53 miles
Longest run: 20 miles
Phoenix Marathon, January 3:41:49 and a PR at the time.
Brookings Half-Marathon, May, 1:49 as a training run
Twin Cities Marathon, October, 3:39:13 and a PR and Boston-qualifier
At this time last year, I was finishing my training for Phoenix, just getting ready to taper. And now I’m just starting my Boston training. I had a wonderful year of running. Except for some lingering (and still sometimes lingering) pubic ramus pain in the early part of the year, I’ve remained uninjured. That alone makes it a great year. But two marathon PRs, and re-qualifying for Boston with the tougher standards make it even better.
But beyond that, I ran so many miles with my best friends — Christine, Erica, Kristen, Brenda, Chris, Owen, Patrick, the noon boys, the Lincoln group. I can’t believe how many runners there are around here, and I hope in 2013 to get to meet more of them and share a mile or two.
And I really hope to run my heart out for the next few months and stand at the starting line in Boston, ready to give it everything I’ve got. And then, maybe, to share the Twin Cities course with my husband Philip this October.