Today I ran 5 miles after work and passed 1000 miles for the year. This has been a down year for me in miles run. In the past couple years, I passed 1000 miles at some point in August. The last few years I have been recording 1600+ miles but with the IT Band injury in January, not recording a single mile in February, and running about half as much as I like to over the summer (fear of the IT Band return), the miles have lapse.
My marathon times this past fall have reflected the less miles run, at least that is what I feel happened. I think I need to train the legs to handle more miles so when miles 23 to 25 come, they are good to still go. I plan on working on that again next year.
This is the 7th straight year I have recorded over 1000 miles. It might be more years, but I can't find my logs from 2005 and before. Over those 7 miles, I have recorded 9386 miles. I wonder how many miles I would have over my lifetime? Hmmm?
Keep on Running!!!