I’ve Achieved My Goal Of Running 100 Miles In Every Month Of 2012!
I set the target of running at least 100 miles for every month of 2012 at the beginning of the year.
After a difficult 6 mile run today, I’ve finally hit it.
I thought I was gonna have to cancel my goal after catching 2 chest infections during December. Being stubborn to a fault I made the mistake of running directly after the first infection and that led to me being ill again only a week later.
My stubborn nature saw me through in the end. I’ve ran 4 times in the last 4 days and that pushed me over my goal.
I’m glad that my average pace is gradually increasing too even if it’s still very slow.
I’d have settled for this at the beginning of the year. After all in December 2011 I was long off running even 40 miles for the month.
I retired my old Forerunner 405CX last week after the strap broke. I bought the 310XT as a replacement as it has 4 data fields and a better battery life than the 405CX.. It means I can see the time accrued, mileage, average overall pace and average lap pace in one screen.
The latter is the most important for me as it means I can focus on keeping my miles faster than the 10-minute-mile-pace.
I especially love the vibration feature that goes off when you finally hit a mile. It allows me the chance to focus on getting faster at the end of the mile and to not worry whether I’ve hit my lap target until it sounds and shows my time on-screen.
I Should Be Celebrating…
I love my new watch but I’m feeling deflated after hitting my goal. I knew in my heart the this year was all about being consistent and finding true joy in running. I’ve definitely achieved the stability and the joy but at this point I need to move on and progress.
I can’t keep plodding on through, I need to get faster otherwise I’ll bore myself to the point where I’ll probably quit if I don’t starting giving it all a proper go.
January 2013 will be my most important yet as I’m going to have to focus on improving both my speed, diet and my distance.
I’m confident that I’ll increase my speed and my distance. It’s just my diet that’s always been the biggest concern.