Yes, even though I was in Iowa in December, I managed 2 runs outside. 10 and 5 miles around my in-laws (hilly) neighborhood. (Central Iowa has been overlooked as training ground for Boston.) I have ran outside 59 times since April, for a total of 542 miles. I did run outside a few times prior to that, but I did not keep track of how often (its less than 10). My mileage total for 2010 was 1666 miles. A few hundred less than last year, but I'll take it considering that I missed 3 months due to injury. My October mileage total was 5.
Back to my outdoor adventures:
In my rush to pack for our trip home (my grandfather passed away the Monday prior to Christmas so we had to pack and leave within 48 hours) I did not bring a running jacket. 2 pairs of tights, my vest, 2 wicking mock necks, my balaclava, and mittens - but no coat. I am resisting buying one as I have 3 (2 if BoyToy is reading) at home and I am supposed to be saving my spending money for the honeymoon next week. The 10 mile day it was 30 degrees and I was fine, but the 5 mile morning it was in the teens and I was never happier to only have to run 5 miles. Especially when being hit by ice pellets during the last mile. At least I kept my loops small so I didn't get lost.
I had to change my blog description today as I am now 30. I am actually excited to enter my next decade of life (even though I have no idea how it happened so soon). Part of my excitement is that I know some smokin' fast women in their 30s and 40s who have been killing PRs left and right. All being much faster than they were in their 20s. I hope in my 30s I can train smarter and eat better. I hope the endurance I have built for the past 8 years is now a strong foundation for future marathons.
I have yet to change my stat box for 2011. I tried, but the site was acting up. My goal for 2011 is 2000 miles total with 1000 outside. Lofty? Yes - but go big or go home. I just hope I don't get hurt. I hope half and half can be a good balance for me. (Once I get back to Ohio I'll do all my long runs outside which means I can do more short ones inside.) I also made it my New Year's Resolution to stretch more and do pilates twice per week. This should help on the injury front - and hopefully on the flabby abs front of me.
I don't race often but I hope to do a spring (Boston) and fall (TBD, but most likely Columbus) marathon. I hope to break 3:30 this year. I hope to do 1 or 2 half marathons and I would like to PR there as well. I don't know if I'll do any 5k or 10k runs (its more of a budgetary reason than anything else), but since I've never done either I'm guaranteed a PR!
There it is. The end of 2010 and the start of 2011. I guess I forgot to mention my first run of 2011 was 15 miles on the treadmill.