Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Day 897 -- Jogger's Progress

Time36 days, 12 hrs, 9 min
6 days, 11 hours, 59 mins

I ended up taking yesterday off. I hadn't planned to. I turned off the alarm and slept in. I thought about running at noon, but I didn't do that, either. However, 7.5 miles today actually pushed me up to the longest month of JogAmericaBlog, by 0.2 miles. If only I had run yesterday, I would have shattered the record.

Oh, well, I expect to break it again next month. My official goals are 24 days and 160 miles. But if I make the 24 days, I should easily go over the 160 miles. Lately, I've been stretching my short runs from 3 to 5 miles up to 5 to 7 miles. That extra mile or two every day really adds up. Also, of course, I have four long runs scheduled, which is 75 miles right there.

I thought I'd also compare my progress at the half-year mark. In 2006, I had run 119 days through June. In 2007, it was 133 days. In 2008, it was 128. So, at 140 days, I'm ahead of previous pace. My total mileage through June, 2006, was 648. In 2007, it was 805. In 2008, it was 813. This year, 932, again way ahead of pace.