It looks like tonight has several retrospective posts. The first was a blogging retrospective. This one will be a running retrospective. If I don’t get to the rest, it is because I am worn out from our missions trip and those I will write tomorrow.
My total mileage this year was 1,217. This is about 300 miles less than last year. I spent part of the summer injured and did not prepare for a full marathon this fall, That probably made up some of the difference. In addition, I didn’t do as much walking this year. This is the fewest miles I have run since 2011. This year was a year of struggles and yet, I refuse to give up. I continue to press on. I was able to run the Park-to-Park 1/2 Marathon this year once again. I ran it slower than last year, but I was able to set a personal record in the 5K this year, finishing in 22:37. That put me at a pace of 7:15 or so per mile. It was a fast pace, but it was a great morning for it. I’m really hoping to do some more competitive running, because that helps me keep focused on a goal.
So far I have my eyes on:
- The Macon Mud Run
- The Park-to-Park 1/2 Marathon
- Comfort Care Stride
at the very least, with maybe some more thrown in.