One of my goals for 2014 was to reach 1,000 miles running for the year. That would equate to 83.33 miles per month. Through the first nine months of 2014, I only eclipsed that mark four times. Not exactly a strong attempt to making my goal. I have had some issues with the heat, sinus infections, apathy, and foot pain. But these are just excuses, but it has left me where I am today.
Through the end of September, I had logged 698.11 miles, which left me 301.89 miles short of my goal. The remaining miles means that I need to run 100.63 miles per month through the rest of the year to hit 1,000. This is a daunting task, for sure, especially without a full marathon training regiment. It is, however, not even close to an impossible task.
I feel like I am up for the challenge. I have four half marathons, two ten-mile races, and two 5K’s to finish the year. My race schedule for the final three months has a total of 78.6 miles, so deducting this distance from my total needed, and I am looking at a shortage of 223.29 miles. Spread that throughout the rest of the year, and it seems much more manageable. Already for October, I am at 49.93 miles with a run pending for this evening. If the weather, and my body cooperate, I have a real shot at meeting and even surpassing this goal.