The Year in Review - 2008
Distance: 13.95 km
Time: 74' 46"
Rate: 5' 23" per km
Weather: sunny, temp 20 degrees, humidity 33%, NW wind at 20 kmph
Week: 51.9 km
Dec: 379.85 km in 24/31 days at 15.83 km ave per run day
Year: 4812.0 km in 277/366 days at 17.37 km ave per run day
Year: 4812.0 km in 52.2 weeks at 92.2 km ave per week
Year: 4812.0 km in 12 months at 401.0 km ave per month
Past 11 years:
Distance: 40898 kms
Running days: 2438 days / 4018
Ave: 16.77 km per run day
Ave: 71.5 km per week
Ave: 309.8 km per month
This year has been the best year for many reasons on the running front. For the last 6 months, I had time and opportunity at work to run in the day time due to having a split shift with 4 hours off in the middle of the day.
Mother-in-law was also with us for most of the year, she is no coach but she did provide a reason to get out of the house and run for hours and hours. She has gone to Victoria now, soon to return to Tassie.
This year, I covered more distance and ran more often. Average monthly total of just over 400 kms was good, however the ave distance per run dropped down a bit to 17.3 km per run. I still only ran on 277 days of the year, so there was plenty of rest, recovery, tapering, not counting most days of riding the mountain bike to work and home, and those Thursday bike ride days with the guys from work.
Very lucky not to have been injured enough to stop running, except for blisters after Glasshouse run in Sept, and a small stress fracture in my right foot also from Glasshouse probably from the change of running style. Don't think I mentioned the stress fracture before, but all is OK now.
A couple of falls during the year, nothing lost except skin and pride. I ran 5 ultras during the year, survived all, postponed C2K to 2009. Looking forward to next year, all the things that go with running up and down mountains, covering long distances, running the monthly handicaps for a bit of speed work.
I have been luck as well to run with some good company during the year, CJ and softshoeshuffle, when fit and healthy, the others that do SFT training following me on some tough mountain runs. Sometime I keep up, sometimes I don't.
Results are not all that important to me, just being able to get out and do it, the training, the running, the scenery, the company are more important.
Thanks to everyone that read these stories I write, the comments, those that read and don't comment.
May 2009 be good and kind to you, have a great New Year.