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Friday, December 3, 2010

Stats as of 30 November 2010

November 2009
55.6 miles
12 hours, 25 minutes
Avg Pace: 13:24/mile
(No races in November 2009)

November 2010
55.7 miles -- 0.1 more than in 2009
11 hours, 27 minutes -- 58 minutes shorter than in 2009
Avg Pace: 12:21/mile -- 1:03 faster than in 2009
Cold Turkey 10K 2010: 1:07:14 (10:51/mile)

Total running for the year, 635.5 miles, 12:46 per mile pace.

LOL, I did one tenth of a mile longer in 2010 than in 2009!!  I was marathon training, so doing more miles in 2009, but I also took some time off in November last year because I went to Hawaii.  I ran the same, but a lot slower in 2009, since in 2010 they were shorter runs.

Let me just say that I'm amazed that I'm doing 6 mile races at a sub-11 minute pace.  For me, that is crazy-fast, and I cannot possibly be more proud.  It's amazing because back over the summer I felt sluggish and horrible about my running.  I'm seeing that it's really all about weather and temperature and my running performance is just so much better in the cold of fall, winter and spring.

The Cold Turkey 10K was my second to last race of the season.  I have one more - the Celtic Solstice 5 Mile Run in December, and then I'm done with racing until March.  It's been a great season, and I'm actually really looking forward to writing my end of the year wrap-up post in another month.

In the meantime, I had to do a little math to see about whether or not I feel like I can make it to 700 miles in 2010.  The answer, of course, is yes, I CAN make it to 700 miles.  But...  when I look at the schedule that I've made for myself for December, the math brings me up about 5 miles short for the year.   So, I guess I need to decide if I'm going to throw some extra miles into a few runs in order to get to the magic number 700.  In 2009, I ran 703 miles.  2010?  We shall see...

In non-running news, I'm proud to say that I'm continuing successfully with the STS program.  I started out just doing upper body, but then about 4 weeks ago, it became too cold and too dark to bike outside after work, so I decided to add the STS legs in.  This makes my schedule a little weird because I am a few weeks behind in the legs videos, but it's been working for me.  I've  been doing my best to get the workouts in, and while I've been haphazard with it somewhat, it's been going well.  It's made me feel better to see other bloggers doing P90X and having the same haphazard scheduling problems that I have.  So, I know I'm not alone.

In even more non-running news, I bought a Bicycle Trainer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so excited.  I've been pondering the bike trainer thing for a while now (pretty much since I bought the bike).  They were so expensive, and I couldn't decide which one to get.  I finally decided on the Kurt Kinetic Road Machine Indoor Trainer.  However, with as much money as Todd and I have been spending lately, I decided to wait.  Plus, I'm going to be out of town for a big block of time this winter, and I won't be able to use it when that happens.  Then, fate stepped in.  On Cyber Monday, Bicycle Outfitters Indy put out a coupon code for the Kinetic trainers.  20% off, and Bicycle Outfitters Indy also had the lowest price already on the internet!!  It was irresistible, but I still hemmed and hawed on it all day.  After discussions with Todd, we decided to make the purchase and put the order in at about 10:30pm.  Talk about waiting until the last minute!!  Plus, Todd convinced me to get the Kinetic Rock 'n Roll Trainer with PRO Resistance Unit instead of the Road Machine (that's not the exact one, I didn't get the Pro resistance unit, but I can add it later).  The price was fantastic, and I am so excited!!

I don't know when I'll be trying out the bike though, I've got a busy weekend ahead, with Christmas parties and a scuba class in the pool.

Have a great weekend!


Kovas Palubinskas said...

Great improvement over 2009. You will love and hate the trainer, but at least you'll be able to ride. Enjoy the weekend.

onelittletrigirl said...

Sounds like 2010 was your year :) Something tells me it only gets better from here!

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