Happy “National Running Day” everybody! After several weeks of really nasty weather, the past 6 days in Middle Tennessee have been AWESOME. Much lower temperatures and humidity. I could get used to this!
Anyway, today’s schedule called for 60 minutes at an easy pace, and I decided to run in my Saucony Hattoris. Nathan and I devised a 7ish mile route beginning at the Bellevue United Methodist Church parking lot and winding through the streets of Bellevue, Edwin Warner Park, and the Harpeth River Greenway.
For this run we kept everything very chill with regard to pace. Our first mile was 9:24, followed by 5 miles between 8:55 and 8:42. For our final full mile we slowed a bit to 9:02.
Overall this was a very comfortable and enjoyable run with lots of good conversation with a dear friend. Our final total was 7.45 miles completed at an 8:58 average pace.
On another note, today my total mileage for 2012 crossed the 1,000-mile mark. This is well ahead of pace for my beginning of the year goal to complete 2,000 miles in 2012…
Just for comparison I ran a report on my total mileage as of June 6 in 2011 and came up with just over 638 miles…
That’s a difference of 367.3 miles year over year! When I look at the first half of 2011, my mileage was very inconsistent from week to week, month to month. For 2012 I haven’t had any massive mileage weeks or months, but have consistently landed between 175 and 210 miles for each month so far this year. I know that with my training for the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon in October those monthly totals are only going to go up (if I stay healthy).