Monday, January 01, 2007


I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, er, I mean white New Year. We finally got some snow yesterday afternoon - just in time for a bunch of drunks to be on the slick roads. Makes me glad I have kids and just stayed home. I almost made it to 11 PM - even with a nap in the afternoon.

Back to work tomorrow, so blogging may get back to "normal." For now I'll recap my training, the month of December and 2006.

Friday afternoon I squeezed in another easy 5 mile run in the afternoon.

My wife made plans to go to the zoo with some friends at 9:30 on Saturday morning. That meant getting up at 5:30 in order to get in 18 miles before we left. The first 10 miles were in the dark. Sure it sucked, but it was nice to have it over with by 8:30 AM. This run gave me 90 miles for the week.

It's kind of interesting, for the first week of 2006 I ran 88 miles and wrote in my logbook, "Great week. Highest week ever - previous high was 84 miles." I'm sure that was a big deal at the time. Now I'm running 80-90 mpw and don't really think much of it. Alright, I do think about 90 - but next year I won't.

Last night I ended the month and year with a 13 mile run on the treadmill, including 8 miles at 6:52 pace. I would have run outside, but in the morning it was my least favorite weather; about 35 degrees and rain. Instead, I elected to watch Favre's last game (?) and get in some quality.

Last year I had mileage PRs for December (316) and for a year (2,793). I sort of shattered those this year with 350 in December and 3,205 for the year. We'll see what 2007 brings...hopefully fast race times

Quote of the day;

"Happy New Year" - Dick Clark


Laurie said...

Congratulations on a great running year!

Happy 2007!

brent said...

nice mileage improvements!

Bart said...

Great quote. Happy New Year to you, too.