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January 1, 2010

In with a Semi-Bang & 2009 Monthly Totals

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — marathonmaiden @ 16:40

Man I didn’t think I was going to be this sore after yesterday’s full body lifting + tempo! It’s not as bad as it could be I suppose and, in fact, I quite like this type of soreness.  Let’s me know I pushed hard yesterday which I did.

Hope everyone had a great New Year’s Eve.  I had a low-key night and stayed in for a house party rather than going into the city.  We made frappes with Bailey’s which was heavenly 🙂 And we also thought that we were cheated out of the ball dropping.  Turns out we’re just idiots because upon replay the ball did in fact drop. Heh.

Despite a late night I still got up early because of my internal alarm.  The weather was really nice (upper 20s no wind) even early but my sore muscles + extreme hunger pushed off a run until late morning.  Not quite a huge bang to welcome 2010 like I said goodbye to 2009 but a solid 13 miles nonetheless.  So a semi-bang because 13 miles isn’t anything to snivel over even though the run itself was kind of unremarkable.

But without further ado (because I have another massage scheduled that I need to head out for then heading to see Avatar in 3D. Yay!!) here are my 2009 miles. Maybe I should have posted this in 2009 but whatever I’m combining posts because I don’t want to keep putting off telling you how great I was in 2009 haha!!

Here are the mileage breakdowns for each month of 2009 (along with some thoughts / things I associate with each month — sorry but I am a terrible picture taker because I don’t really ever do it).  It took me forever to do because I kept “eh” records prior to the summer.  I had all the data but I never totaled things etc.  Gross.  But I was curious to see the ebb and flow of my running over the course of the year.  I am not ambitious enough (nor bored enough yet) to calculate the overall time spent running / pace.  I kind of do want to know that info but I think I’m going to save myself the headache heh.

January: 161.4 (Kind of low, especially when you consider my miles lately.  But I had a really case of cellulitus in my toe which led to a bad blood infection — and hospitalization — so I was out of commission for a good week-ish and then could only xt for a bit after.  So overall not that bad.)

February: 219.9 (First 20 miler ever this month! And after that run was the first time I posted with the RWOL Dailies crew.  Awesome people, good support & they’re all wicked smart. The overall monthly mileage is kind of low compared to future months though)

March: 265.4 (First month that I ever did double digits during the week.  I turned my Tuesdays into mini-long run — like 11-12 miles — and I felt like such a bad ass doing that many miles then going to classes)

April: 254.9 (Longest run everrrr — at least not including the marathon — of 22 miles.  Ran it in HURRICANE conditions (no joke: legit hurricane) on Easter weekend.  Wrote in my log “very challenging mentally and physically, let the taper begin!” haha. I think this was the month where I created the blog )

May: 229.1 (Marathon was at the beginning of this month and the rest was focused on recovery although to look at the weekly stuff I didn’t take long to bounce back)

June: 237.4 (Started the 100 pushup challenge this month because I still wasn’t anxious to get back into a lifting routine.  I really liked this challenge even though I haven’t done a single pushup on my own accord since doing the 100. Oops!)

July: 250.7 (Ran my first 5 mile race and did it well.  Kind of embarrassing that it took me so long to get back to speed post-marathon as this was it)

August: 264.3 (This month including some hardcore hills because I visited my friend up in Lake Winnipesaukee.  I felt wicked hardcore hitting what felt like mountains)

September: 281.5 (Beginning of the fall of racing. I did the Covered Bridges Half Marathon — and Lacey was there even though I didn’t know her yet! — and my first ever 5k which I had mixed emotions over.)

October: 307.8 (Raced the Tufts 10k with Lacey & her sister — finally a meet up! Also a huge month for me, first time over 300 miles!)

November: 293.6 (Obv the highlight here was the 23k on my 23rd.  Genius of my advisor to tell me to go metric!)

December: 350.0 (Woot to high mileage.  I was running like it was job here!)

As you can see I pretty much increased my miles every month! And I have pretty good memories to go along with it.  I actually really liked flipping through my log to pick out the stuff as I don’t get to “rest on my laurels” ever.

And 2009 grand total? Drumroll please: 3116.0


Okay so I’m not convinced that it’s a point 0 total (I use an online tracker and sometimes question it’s accuracy) but I like it anyway. And I know I didn’t include those warm up/down miles for lifting, these miles are “pure” running ones.  But I am pumped and wicked pleased.  2010: you have a lot to live up to 😀


  1. Mmm…Baileys = YUM 🙂 Man, you take it like a CHAMP to do 13 miles hungover, but I guess it is a good detox method, haha. Hope Avatar is good- all my friends claim that its AMAZING, so I’m sure you’ll loveee it!

    Comment by Kathleen — January 1, 2010 @ 16:57

    • Running = best hangover cure everrrrrrrrrrr. It sucks during the run but I feel like I’m sweating out alcohol and all the bad stuff 🙂

      Comment by marathonmaiden — January 2, 2010 @ 16:13

  2. OMG, that’s insane…3000+ miles? I had my highest mileage ever and am still 1000 miles behind? Wow! That’s impressive. Congrats to you and happy new year!

    Comment by The Laminator — January 1, 2010 @ 17:02

  3. Holy crap! I knew you logged big miles, but 3,100+!!!! Seriously, you are running at elite levels. Congratulations on a remarkable year of running. Your dedication is absolutely awe inspiring. Wow.

    Comment by a marathoner — January 1, 2010 @ 18:17

  4. BTW – you can log your mileage online. Much easier than keeping a notebook. There are many, but I use Runner’s World (makes it convenient for posting to the RWOL). You can export the data and save it to your laptop so that you own the data.

    Comment by a marathoner — January 1, 2010 @ 18:37

    • Yeah, but I’m such a techno-phobe. I know that it will make my life easier and whatnot but I love pen-to-paper. Makes it feel real to me. Maybe I’ll do both?

      Comment by marathonmaiden — January 2, 2010 @ 16:15

  5. Damn you ran almost as much as me! BAMF!

    Comment by Matt — January 1, 2010 @ 18:42

  6. Way to go on a spectacular year! Keep up the great work, girl!

    Comment by Rebecca — January 1, 2010 @ 20:38

  7. Wow look at that mileage! Way to go!

    Comment by Jess — January 1, 2010 @ 20:43

  8. Wow, thats some impressive mileage. I’m heading over here when I need inspiration as I train for my half!

    Comment by Tricia — January 2, 2010 @ 09:49

  9. Wow!! I’m NOT surprised though – holy smokes, your always hitting double digits. You kick running’s azz girl 🙂 I have a feeling 2010 will be GREAT to you…just be smart okay – no injuries from your online PT!! 🙂

    Comment by eatmovelove — January 2, 2010 @ 10:07

  10. I’m glad you had a nice New Year’s!!! Wow, your mileage is SUPER impressive, I also admire you for keeping track of it, I should start doing that as well:)

    Comment by Ada — January 2, 2010 @ 12:33

  11. Wow, great mileage breakdown. You’re intense! And I don’t know any better way to ring in the new year than with a 13 miler on the 1st day of 2010. 🙂

    Comment by Liz — January 2, 2010 @ 15:17

  12. That mileage is awesome! Way to go! You are a rockstar!

    Comment by runningfiance — January 3, 2010 @ 00:03

  13. over 3000 miles??? you are a running machine! uh, i mean maiden. teach me the ways of the master.

    Comment by skinnyrunner — January 3, 2010 @ 10:30

  14. […] back of the book was my 2008 yearly mileage.  You ready for this?  2367.  Compare that to the 3116 miles of 2009 and I think I’ve found my niche as a looooong distance […]

    Pingback by Recovery and Reflections (yes I know it’s only day 8 of the year) « MarathonMaiden's Blog — January 8, 2010 @ 15:30

  15. […] Overall 2010 was an amazing year (goal for 2010: Have fun. Check!).  And a record year too with those prs and the yearly mileage of 4248.4.  This is a percent change of 36.4% from last year (3116.0 miles in 2009). […]

    Pingback by For Once I Feel Content With the Past 12 Months « MarathonMaiden's Blog — January 4, 2011 @ 08:25

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