I hope I’m not bombarding you all with progress reports on my resolutions. I just wanted to write up a quick summary of how my running goal has been coming along.
I set the goal of running 365 miles in 365 days for 2013. As is my habit, I set up a couple ways to track my progress.
The first is a paper running log in which I record my mileage, pace, etc.
I also use dailymile to track my runs electronically. While I like the tidy charts and graphs, I also like the social aspect of this site. I enjoy giving and receiving support from other runners and athletes.
Between these two tools, I’ve gathered a few facts:
- I hate running in the cold. 95% of my workouts have been on the treadmill this past month. For the few (chilly) runs that were run outside, my pace was slower. Spring-time needs to get here fast so I can part ways with the treadmill.
- Be vigilant to avoid injury. I haven’t had any old injuries flare up again (knock on wood), and I think it’s because I’ve been consistently wearing compression socks, foam-rolling, and stretching.
- My distance goal is attainable. I ran 62 miles in the month of January. If I keep increasing my mileage as I have been (and avoid injury), then I think I can easily achieve 365 miles this year.
Do you track your exercise in any way? What have you been doing to stay fit thus far in 2013?
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