Last four months of running

It was a quiet weekend.  Taking a week off from running isn’t much fun.  Especially since my mileage has tanked in the past 4 months:


  • August 2013 – 195 miles
  • September 2013 – 66 miles
  • October 2013 – 44 miles
  • November 2013 – 34 miles
  • December 2013 – 12.5 miles

So, I’m not real happy with all the time I’ve had to take off.  I’m hoping that after this week off, I’ll begin to get back to some sort of consistent running, even it is only a few miles a day.  Time will tell.

Part of my latest problem was that I was beginning to recover and run consistently and then ran a 5K and that set me back again.  My plan now is not to run a race before the Mercedes Half Marathon in February.  I REALLY want to run that as last year it was the most fun I’ve had at a race in my short running carrier.

So, onward and upward.  Only 4 days left in my self imposed rest.

Frankly I need to run just so I can keep this blog going.  A running blog without being able to run isn’t very interesting. 🙂


12 thoughts on “Last four months of running

  1. We all have setbacks. The key is in how we handle them. It is EXTREMELY important that we take the time to heal properly and COMPLETELY or we may never be able to reach our goals. If you have access to a pool, you should try swimming or water walking/jogging to keep you physically active and help you keep moving forward. It will help you mentally as well 🙂

  2. Hi Tom, hope you’re back to running consistently soon. I think your plan of no races is a good one. Avoid the temptation to go too hard and re-injure yourself. I would worry about the reducing mileage either. It’s all in aid of bigger mileage later!

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