I went on my last run of 2009 this morning. My whole body has been tight since my run on Sunday (no amount of stretching was helping) so I took a short run on the treadmill this morning. I took it easy because my main goal was to loosen my body.
The end of the year prompted me to look back at the last year. I ran three races for a change (I used to only run a 5K in June), this year I added a virtual 10K and a half marathon. I enjoyed the longer distances and have kept an 8 to 10 miler in my weekend plans since.
From my running journal:
Dec. 30, 2009: 6:20 am, took foot plates out of shoes for run, whole body tight (Sunday's run?), 3 mi @ 6.1 mph, cool, 1% incline. Total: 35 min, 3.26 mi, 145 ave heart rate. [19.6# lighter than one year ago.]
Dec 30, 2008: 5 am, light headed from run, 1 mi @ 5 mph + 2% inc, 1.25 mi @ 4 mph + 3% inc, cool @ 3 mph, 1% inc. Total: 2.38 mi, 33 min.
What a difference a year makes!
I also went back and added up my 2009 mileage. I had no idea what to expect when I started typing the numbers into my newly formed “Mileage” excel sheet. I was happily surprised with the results: 874.71 miles! Perhaps I should try for 1,000 miles in 2010.
2 quick side-notes:
1. Don’t forget to enter my giveaway here. It ends with 2009.
2. The storm is tracking a little further east than thought, so my Friday half marathon isn’t out of the snow, but according to the local meteorologists “this storm will impact the region however some areas may just escape measuring the snow in feet.” I love snow, but I’m hoping for inches instead of feet this time.