jan - 271.60k - 271.60k
feb - 205.90 - 477.50
Mar - 258.80 - 736.30
Apr - 213.70 - 950.00
May - 230.20 - 1180.20
June - 147.00 - 1327.20
July - 56.50 - 1385.70
August - 169.10 - 1554.80
Sept - 123.30 - 1678.10
Oct - 218.30 - 1896.40
Nov - 135.60 - 2032.00
Dec - 210.70 - 2242.70k
277 days ran, 138 days off
officially sanctioned marathons:
20 - 04/19/10 - Boston Marathon - 5.16.55
21 - 04/25/10 - Big Sur Marathon - 4.49.49
22 - 05/09/10 - Fredericton Marathon - 4.36.33
23 - 05/16/10 - Mississauga Marathon - 4.56.03
24 - 05/23/10 - Halifax Marathon - 4.35.54
25 - 09/26/10 - Newfoundland Marathon - 5.27.52
burton pond 5k, mews 8k, tely 10, provincial marathon, cape to cabot
most impressive endurance week:
05/23/10 - sun - 42.20k
05/24/10 - mon - 9.00
05/25/10 - tues - OFF
05/26/10 - wed - 22.30
05/27/10 - thurs - OFF
05/28/10 - fri - OFF
05/29/10 - sat - 11.50
05/30/10 - sun - 23.00
well, not really a whole lot in here to brag about. usually at year end, i look back at the stats and think: how the heck did i do that? this year, i did the same, but in more of a negative sense.
oh well, it is what it is. there were many external factors that impeded my ability to run as much, as fast, and as well as i had hoped i would. but given the circumstances, i am generally pleased with the way i have handled things this year, from a running perspective.
what i am most proud of, is how i handled myself on key race days, even knowing that i was entering under-trained and out of shape. i survived the boston marathon, and survived my 5 marathons in 33 days challenge, getting stronger with each run. i also survived the tely 10 on literally no june or july training. and i survived a newfoundland marathon on a morning that i literally had trouble dragging myself out of bed.
it was also a celebration of the hard work i had done in 2008-09. qualifying for the boston marathon is hard work. running the boston marathon is a celebration of that hard work.
visiting california for the first time in 5 years was also a special experience. driving the coast from LA to Carmel was fascinating. completing the Big Sur marathon was another landmark check mark on the life's to-do list.
meeting up with Candace Sutherland, the youngest person to ever run across canada, was quite the thrill.
continuing my streak of 4 consecutive runs and finishes at mississauga marathon, newfoundland marathon, and cape to cabot, were additional accomplishments that i feel proud of.
reaching 25 career official marathons, and doing so at home, on the same occasion that newfoundland running legend joe ryan ran his 50th, was also a fun achievement.
well, i feel as though it can only get better in 2011, and i certainly hope it does. i enter the new year with extreme optimism and excitement. surgery ahead is the short-term focus, and i know there won't likely be any running for 6-8 weeks afterwards; and i realize i won't likely return to my so-called running peak until 4-6 months, but that's ok.