- Total Miles - 615 (this includes bicycling and some eliptical workouts)
- Running Miles - 492 (not bad since I didn't really start running again until May)
- Total Races - 2 (a pathetically small number. One 5K, and on 10-miler. I'm hoping this year to do more like 7-10 races of varying lengths)
After barely being able to push them a mile without walking, I eventually put in enough miles to be able to string a "normal" 3 mile run (which is about the minimum that I feel like I'm getting any benefit). In July or August, a friend of mine said "Hey Mike, Steve (not his real name) and I are going to run in the Disney World Half Marathon in January. Are you in?" My wife jumped at the chance for a vacation and said "We're in," and I've been preparing (building a base) and training ever since.
I've been doing the Run Less, Run Faster training program, and I went from an initial goal of just not embarrassing myself, to a modest goal of 2:15 for the Half, to a "maybe I can PR (2:06)," to "I want to do this under 2 hours," to my current, hopeful, goal of 1:58.
Next week, I get on a plane to Florida to run through Walt Disney World and I have already signed up for one other Half Marathon in May, and I hope to do the Twin Cities Full Marathon in October.