Running Streak in Q1 2009


Here is a summary of my running streak in Q1 (Jan 1 - Mar 31) 2009:

Total Mileage 286.5 miles
Total Days of Runing 71 days
Missed Days of Running 19 days (ouch!)

A couple of targets in Q2: increase the total mileage and reduce the number of missed days.

And now the details (captured from tweets):

Day 1 3 miles in 23:40 mins
Day 2 3 miles in 22:13 mins, lets see how many consecutive days of running :)
Day 3 3.5 miles, 28:44 mins, first outdoor running of the year
Day 4 3.5 miles, 28:39 mins
Day 5 3 miles, 22:09 mins
Day 6 3 miles, 22:55 mins, 3% grade for 4 mins, 5%/3, and 7%/2. Need to include more hills in my runs.
Day 7 4 miles, 29:44 mins, 3% grade for 5min, 5%/3, and 7%/2 ... loving the hills.
Day 8 3 miles, 21:20 mins, nice good run with 1 mile at 6:40 pace
Day 9 2.5 miles, 18:20 mins, 2%/5 mins, 4%/5, 6%/5 - 9 consecutive days of running so far, feeling good so far!
Day 10 10 miles, 84:06 minutes, need to improve outdoor timings for upcoming 1/2 marathon
Day 11 5 miles, 36:26 mins - good pace and feeling nice
Day 12 2 miles, 15:16 mins, 2%/14:30 mins
Day 13 4 miles, 29:37, 2%/12 mins, 3%/5, 5%/3, 7%/2 - 13 consecutive days of running so far!
Day 14 5 miles, 40:26 mins - great outdoor run at 6am in the morning
Day 15 7 miles, 56:43 mins, nice outdoor run - definite scope of improvement because was running slow some spots
Day 16 7 miles, 55:12 mins - 2 7 milers in as many days and loving it. 16/16 days running so far - 100%. Travel starting tomorrow though!
Day 17 5 miles, 40:48 minutes, good outdoor run @ 6:30 in the morning
Day 18 5 miles/39:54 mins, 10 mile bike/29:54 mins - fitness center at Swissotel is nice
Day 19 5 miles, 41:10 mins on treadmill with lots of hill
Day 20 7 miles, 54:55 mins, lots of hills (again) and burned 950 calories, heading to breakfast now
Day 21 4-5 miles running, 44 mins and 5K climbing on Mt Kilimanjaro (OK, not literally but on Elliptical ;-)
Day 22 4 miles, 28:33 mins, 3%/10 mins ... lost one day of running because of travel, may be catch up over the weekend
Day 23 4 miles, 28:02 minutes, 1 + 1.25 miles at 6:40 pace, still one day to catch up
Day 24 2 miles, 16:30 mins outdoor run, very windy morning
Day 25 3.5 miles, 31:39 minutes ... slow and easy run today.
Day 26 3.5 miles, 30:25 mins - another nice and easy run ... and was running in 38F
Day 27 5 miles, 34:45 mins, 2 miles at 6:40 pace. TM runs are always much faster than outside.
Day 28 1 mile, 7:44 mins, 5%/7 min, tapering down for 1/2 marathon this weekend
Day 29 1 mile, 5% grade/1 mile, 7:44 mins ... KP 1/2 marathon on Sunday
Day 30 1 mile, 7:44 min and then 1/2 marathon tomorrow. Also a 5K fun run if you want to participate.
Day 31 13.1 miles, 1:41:30 hrs, little bit of indulgence is fine today
Day 32 2 miles, 15:44 mins ... little bit sore but not too bad.
Day 33 3 miles, 21:54 mins, 2% gradient all along (1 missed day so far this year)
Day 34 3.5 miles, 28:03 mins a great outdoor run this morning
Day 35 4 miles, 27:55 min ... wondering if the rhythym will continue during the upcoming 2 weeks international trip
Day 36 3 miles, 22:11 mins, 2%/1 mile, 4%/1 mile
Day 37 7 miles, 58:03 mins, nice outdoor run this morning
Day 38 10 miles, 1:24:48 mins, another nice outdoor run ... no longer guilty of sharing Fries burger with my son yday night
Day 39 3.5 miles, 27:45 minutes ... enjoying outdoor runs before I'm confined within the hotel gyms for next couple of weeks.
Day 40 2.5 miles, 18:47 mins, 4%/1.5 miles
Day 41 5.5 miles, 44 mins - treadmills in hotel's fitness center were all occupied, still running in PT zone
Day 42 3 miles rowing/20:53 mins, 1.9 miles run/15 mins, 2 miles elliptical hill/18 mins - my own Triathlon :)
Day 43 3 miles rowing/20:18 mins, 10 mile bike/29:40 mins, 1.8 mile run/15 mins ... yet another triathlon and good cross-training.
Day 44 4 miles, 30:48 mins, 15 mins on elliptical
Day 45 5 miles, 38:10 mins ... good pace indoor run earlier today.
Day 46 5K rowing/21:40 mins, 3k run/13:40 mins
Day 47 Another triathlon: 5k rowing/20:49 mins, 5k run/ 21:48 mins, 5k bike/10:49 mins
Day 48 30 minutes brisk walk this morning, it's good to get a day break from running
Day 49 3 miles, 20:53 mins
Day 50 2 miles, 16:15 mins .... starting again after a break of 10 days because of cough/cold.
Day 51 2 miles, 16:13 mins, 2% grade ... will try to increase the pace 0.1 mile / day and see how much can be stretched.
Day 52 3 miles, 23:56 mins, 1.5 miles at 2% grade
Day 53 2 miles, 2% grade, 15:47 mins
Day 54 3.5 miles, 29:12 mins ... an outdoor run this morning after quite a few days.
Day 55 2 miles, 14:38 mins, 2% grade
Day 56 3 miles, 2% grade, 20:38 mins, will attempt a 10 miler over the weekend
Day 57 5 miles, 34:32 mins - good fast paced run with 3 miles @ 2% grade
Day 58 7 miles, 58:28 mins ... nice outdoor run this morning.
Day 59 10 miles, 1 hr, 28:48 mins ... good slow paced outdoor run this morning ... where did the weekend go ???
Day 60 2 miles, 13:25 mins ... nice fast paced run this morning.
Day 61 5 miles, 33:43 mins ... my fastest 5 miler this morning!
Day 62 3 miles, 21:25 mins, 4% grade ... lots of calories burned :)
Day 63 3 miles run in 20:03 mins, 5 mile bike n 14:43 mins. Fastest 3 miler so far. Now heading out to University of Wisconsin
Day 64 3 miles, 19:39 mins ... fastest 3 miler so far ... lets see if I can break the 6 min barrier!
Day 65 3 miles, 21:35 mins, 2%-6% grade and so lots of calories burned
Day 66 3 miles, 20:25 mins .. will shoot for an outdoor run tomorrow
Day 67 5 miles, 40:06 mins ... first outdoor run this week ... hopefully tomorrow as well.
Day 68 3.5 miles, 28:09 mins ... yet another outdoor run ... will attempt a steep uphill run at #rancho tomorrow morning
Day 69 10.13 miles, 1 hr, 22:05 mins ... beautiful day for a run: http://www.gmap-pedometer.c...
Day 70 2 miles, 14:22 mins and 100 crunches .. feel good!
Day 71 4 miles, 27:32 mins, 2-4% grade and 100 crunches ... brownie points to eat a brownie :)

On to Q2 ...

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