With a total of over 17 miles for Sunday and Monday I have managed to hit a grand total of 900 miles so far for 2014! A very strong year for me so far. I hit a total of 1400 miles for all of last year and I should hit that by the end of September this year so I am looking at some fantastic mileage (for me) for the year.
Still a lot can happen in the next 6 months but at this point if I follow my training schedule I should be over 2000 miles for the year come the end of December. If that happens it will by far be my highest mileage year ever! Very optimistic at this point for the Dopey Challenge in January for sure!
So what has gone into that 900 miles? Well we are talking:
- Total of 2 full marathons and 2 half marathons
- Highest mileage month ever in March – just over 200 miles
- under 17 miles off schedule (short), almost all of that due to one injury (means I was very dedicated to my schedule so far this year)
- One injury – pulled hamstring while compensating for a hurt knee – luckily it wasn’t too bad and after a few days I was able to run again and recovered to near normal in a couple weeks
- Landed on my ass a grand total of 3 times – once slipped on ice and twice tripping on rough sidewalk (both of these in one run)
Overall I am proud of how the running has gone and I am excited to see where I get to by the end of the year – 2000 mile year? Another half marathon PR? Lots of possibilities!
I am also excited to see where I will be when I hit the Dopey Challenge in January 2015 – my goal for that is to be at the point where I will be able to do a strong marathon time while still taking in as many sights and character picture spots as I can.
Bring on the next 6 months!
Yeah – so as the title says I created a new page to correlate the various posts I have put up for the 2014 Goofy Challenge. It includes links to my training plan, my “how I did” post, race reports and picture posts for the races.
Click on through to it here!
As I said in the half marathon photos post we finally decided to purchase photos from MarathonFoto for the 2014 Goofy Challenge.
This post will be for the full marathon which both my wife and I did but ran separately. (2014 Disney World Marathon race report)
We finally decided to purchase race photos from the 2014 Goofy Challenge and thought I would share some here on the site. MarathonFoto got some great shots.
This post will be for the half marathon that my wife and I did together. (Goofy challenge 2014 half marathon race report) Full marathon photos will be their own post.
Almost quit 3 times in the last hour or so. It took everything I had to keep going and was down to walking every 5 minutes by the end. Only had 2 minutes of walking in the first hour and a half but at least another 10 minutes of walking in the last hour.
I’m not sure if I went out too fast or just what but I had nothing left in the tank after that first hour and a half. The overall time doesn’t look too bad all things considered but if you compare the first hour and half versus the last hour you can see how badly I fell apart.
I did 11 miles in 1:29:48 and then reset the treadmill (our treadmill doesn’t display seconds after 99:59 so I wanted to reset at a good point for easy math for the remaining miles). Only 2 minutes of walking in this whole period.
Then did the remaining 7 miles in 63:50. There was lots of walking involved here – at least 10 minutes and when I was running I couldn’t hit a solid pace. I was close to quitting 3 times in this period – not exactly sure how I pushed through but I made it.
Pace for the first 1.5 hours = 7.35 mph and for the last hour = 6.58 – quiet a drop. Obviously I am going to have to work on my endurance some more. March is high mileage month with several long runs planned so that should help!
So I would say I have lost some endurance since the Goofy Challenge / Disney World Marathon in January but it could be worse. If I can get back to running my weekend runs outside again in the next month or so that will help a lot as well.
Glad that one is done.