Done! #run1000miles

It’s done.

Today’s 5-miler around Bourne included my 1000th mile of the year. It’s been quite a challenge, at times I wasn’t even sure I was going to achieve it, but having completed it, I feel good, and in fact, very proud of myself.

Considering I also transitioned into minimalist running with the Vibram Fivefingers during the summer I’m well pleased with the mileage.

Here’s some statistics from the year:

  • 222 runs
  • 179 hours
  • 30,161 feet elevation gain
  • 1000 miles

Monthly mileage:

  • January 95 miles
  • February 75 miles
  • March 81 miles
  • April 73 miles
  • May 82 miles
  • June 109 miles
  • July 45 miles
  • August 58 miles
  • September 107 miles
  • October 93 miles
  • November 120 miles
  • December 63 miles

Now to decide what to do in 2018…


Getting ever closer… #run1000miles

It’s been another good week:

I’m getting ever closer to the magic 1000 miles. After this morning’s cheeky 3 mile run at the woods with the dog I have reached 919 miles.

Just 81 miles to go.

Which works out at 2.1 miles per day, or 16.1 miles per week. If I carry on as I am, I will indeed be able to have Christmas week off! That’s the plan.

As I was scrolling though my Strava profile to find the total mileage, I came across this wonderful little stat: my total elevation gain so far has been 28,415 feet.

Now, I live in South Lincolnshire. It’s not known for its hills, in fact the biggest hill I probably ever have to climb is the new disabled access ramp they have put outside the bank. So I’m not particularly surprised that it’s relatively low compared to hardcore trail runners. But what I did find interesting is that Mount Everest stands at 29,029 feet, I’ve only got to add another 600 odd feet of elevation to have conquered Everest! Challenge accepted.