80 miles. After last night’s 4.5 miles on the treadmill, that’s all that separates me from my goal of running 1000 miles in 2011. To be completely honest, I had pretty much all but given up on this goal shortly after having set it. I wrote that 2011 goals post right at the start of the year, before fully realizing the extent of my injury (I was still pretty much in the denial stage at that point). Barely 2 weeks later, I had accepted the reality of my ITBS injury.
You can see from my dailymile stats that January and February were very low mileage months for me. Luckily, after that I had gotten my ITBS largely under control and was able to ramp up my mileage quite a bit through the summer, with August being my biggest running month ever at 132 miles.
With 27 days left in 2011 – which means 27 days of running, thanks to my run streak – I need to average just under 3 miles per day to meet my goal. I think that’s totally doable, especially considering that on the weekends, I typically get in at least one longer run that will bring up my average considerably.
1000 miles or bust! This should be fun 🙂