I’ve already written about how my final running goal of year is to close out 2011 with more mileage than I completed in 2010. After a 12 km run tonight I am still on pace to achieve that goal.
In order to achieve my goal I will have to close out 2011 with at least 3,105 km, or 1,929 miles. After tonight’s 12 km run my 2011 mileage now sits at 3,056 km, or 1,898 miles. Only 48 more km to go!
If I maintain my current pace of averaging 8-10 km per run, and possibly a longer run Thursday since I have the day off work, I should achieve my goal Friday or Saturday at the latest.
As for the far fetched idea of completing 2,000 miles, or 3,218 km, this year? As it stands, I still have 162 km, or 100 miles to go. With 13 days left this month 2,000 miles may be unrealistic at this point. I am not certainly not going to push harder just to hit this number but I’ll see where I am at in two weeks from now and if I am close I just might add a few extra miles to my runs!
What running goals are you trying to achieve before the end of 2011?
Right now I am still in a period of just running for myself as I figure out my plans for the next year. As it stands, I have only registered for a 10 km race in 2012. There will be more to come soon but for now that is it.
At this point it is still likely I will run the Ottawa Marathon in May but I have not yet officially committed to it. As I mentioned last week, the only goal I am running for now is to surpass my mileage from last year.
I did a quick update of my mileage for this year tonight and I am well on my way to reaching that goal. As it stands, my mileage for the year now sits at 3,017.5 km, or 1,875 miles. With only 87 km, or 54 miles to go, I should reach that mark by next weekend.
Looking at my mileage totals so far for this year I noticed tonight that another 125 miles, or 200 km, would give me 2,000 miles for the year. That number really does not mean anything and at this point that is still a long shot but if I do get manage to get close to that total later in the month it might give me a final goal to aim for as I close out the year.
Do you have any remaining running related goals you are looking to achieve before the end of 2011?
Last night I wrote about some of my plans for the upcoming year. Tonight I am going back to my goal for this month.
A couple weeks ago as I was getting back to running after the Philadelphia Marathon I wrote about how my first goal was going to be to surpass my mileage from last year before the end of this year.
At the time it was a very realistic goal and I am currently still on pace to achieving that goal. As I mentioned before, last year I completed a total of 3,104 km or 1,928 miles. As of today, I have completed a total of 2,959 km or 1,838 miles.
As you can see I still need another 145 km or 90 miles before the end of December. With 25 days to go this month I think that barring any unforeseen circumstances I am still on pace to achieve my goal.
If was to average my remaining mileage out over one run a day for the rest of the day I would need a 5.5 km daily run to meet my goal. That alone would make my goal very achievable and would also give me a bit of a running streak to carry over to 2012.
However, I plan on getting back to my routine of running six days per week and hitting weekly mileage totals of 50-60 km. Add in a couple of longer than usual runs and I should be able to hit my goal before the end of the month.
What running related goals are you trying to achieve before the end of 2011?
The other day during one of my rest days I decided to add up my mileage for the year to see where I am at. I am not sure what made it come to mind but I was curious to see how this year’s mileage so far compared to my mileage total from last year.
I suspected that I might be on pace to surpass my mileage total from last year since I ended up doing a few more races this year. So far, including tonight’s run, I have run a total of 2,911.74 km, or 1,809 miles.
My total mileage for last year was 3,104 km , or 1,928 miles. With just over a month left in 2011I think it is safe to say that barring injury or any other unforeseen circumstance, I will get in at least 194 km between now and the end of the year which will allow me to surpass last year’s mileage total.
Earlier in the week I said that I did not have any upcoming running goals or plans and that I was just going to be running for myself for a bit. I think I just gave myself my first post-marathon running goal with the idea of surpassing last year’s mileage.