Totals for the Week Ending 3.15.2016

Run Miles for the week: 28.5 in 4:53:32
Run Miles for the year: 205.5
Projected total run miles for the year: 1016.4
Miles per day/week to reach 2016 miles 6.2/43.4
Bike Miles for the Week: 20.5 in 1:35:18
Bike Miles for the Year: 24.5
Projected total bike miles for the year: 121.2
Miles per day/week to reach 2016 miles 6.8/47.7
Body Weight Work: 00:15:00
Total Exercise Time: ~7:30:00
Average Weight: 176
Books Finished: 1 (The Trojan War: A Very Short Introduction, Eric Cline)
Total Books for the year: 15
Books per week to reach 52 ~.9

Been off the wagon on these totals posts, but back at it. Happy with this week – some decent running, got back on the bike, even did a speed session. Not sure what my training will be like when our new baby comes this summer so I have to make the best of spring.

 

Vacation All I Ever Wanted — Totals for the Week Ending 2.212.2016

 

Run Miles for the week: 14.3 in 2:36:57
Run Miles for the year: 150
Projected total run miles for the year: 1035..8
Miles per day/week to reach 2016 miles 6/41.7
Bike Miles for the Week: 0
Bike Miles for the Year: 0
Projected total bike miles for the year: 0
Miles per day/week to reach 2016 miles 6.4/45.1
Body Weight Work: 00:30:00
Total Exercise Time: ~3:00:00
Average Weight: 181
Books Finished: 1 (The Brief and Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz)
Total Books for the year: 11
Books per week to reach 52 ~.9

 

 

Notes: I had big plans for tons of exercise while on vacation last week, but then I remembered I have a two year old. Still, a wonderful week, now back to grind, both at work and on the roads.  

Numbers Don’t Lie – Totals for the week ending 1.31.2016

 

Run Miles for the week: 20.4 in 3:37:58
Run Miles for the year: 107.7
Projected total run miles for the year: 1231.8
Miles per day/week to reach 2016 miles 5.7/40
Run Streak: 0
Run Streak Mileage: 0
One that were just one stupid mile n/a
Days Until I Beat My Old Streak n/a
Bike Miles for the Week: 0
Bike Miles for the Year: 0
Projected total bike miles for the year: 0
Miles per day/week to reach 2016 miles 6/42.3
Body Weight Work: 00:15:00
Total Exercise Time: ~2:45:00
Average Weight: 178
Books Finished: 0
Total Books for the year: 5
Books per week to reach 52 ~1

 

 

Notes: Number don’t lie.

 

Totals for the Week Ending 1 25 2016

 

Run Miles for the week: 13 in 2:08:24
Run Miles for the year: 87.3
Projected total run miles for the year: 1278.1
Miles per day/week to reach 2016 miles 5.7/39.6
Run Streak: 0
Run Streak Mileage: n/a
One that were just one stupid mile 1
Days Until I Beat My Old Streak 114
Bike Miles for the Week: 0
Bike Miles for the Year: 0
Projected total bike miles for the year: 0
Miles per day/week to reach 2016 miles 5.9/41.1
Body Weight Work: 00:30:00
Total Exercise Time: ~2:30:00
Average Weight: 177.5
Books Finished: 1 ()
Total Books for the year: 5
Books per week to reach 52 ~1

 

 

Notes: Ended the stupid run streak because it was stupid.. Instead of a better week, this one was worse. Next week, I swear to god…

Totals for the Week Ending 1.18.2016

 

Run Miles for the week: 26.6 in 4:34:54
Run Miles for the year: 74.3
Projected total run miles for the year: 1546.8
Miles per day/week to reach 2016 miles 5.6/39
Run Streak: 18
Run Streak Mileage: 80.3/4.5
One that were just one stupid mile 1
Days Until I Beat My Old Streak 96
Bike Miles for the Week: 0
Bike Miles for the Year: 0
Projected total bike miles for the year: 0
Miles per day/week to reach 2016 miles 5.8/40.7
Body Weight Work: 00:30:00
Total Exercise Time: ~5:00:00
Average Weight: 177.5
Books Finished: 2 (Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, Joby Warrick; A Life Without Limits, Chrissie Wellington)
Total Books for the year: 4
Books per week to reach 52 ~1

 

 

Notes: Happy with my weekday running right now, but I’ve found it very difficult to get out for a longer weekend effort. Got to improve on that this weekend.

Totals for the Week Ending 1.10.2016

 

Run Miles for the week: 23.4 in 4:04:19
Run Miles for the year: 24.3
Projected total run miles for the year: 1587.1
Miles per day/week to reach 2016 miles 5.5/38.8
Run Streak: 10
Run Streak Mileage: 47.7/4.8
One that were just one stupid mile 2
Days Until I Beat My Old Streak 104
Bike Miles for the Week: 0
Bike Miles for the Year: 0
Projected total bike miles for the year: 0
Miles per day/week to reach 2016 miles 5.7/39.8
Body Weight Work: 00:00:00
Total Exercise Time: ~4:00:00
Average Weight: 177.5
Books Finished: 1 (One of Us, Anse Seiestad)
Total Books for the year: 2
Books per week to reach 52 ~1

 

Notes: Ran every day, which was good. Didn’t run enough, which was bad. Brought the bike in for repairs, which was good. Didn’t ride it, which was bad.

New Year, New Books, New Miles – Totals for the Week Ending 1.3.2016

 

Run Miles for the week: 31.8 in 6:02:28
Run Miles for the year: 24.3
Projected total run miles for the year: 2223.5
Miles per day/week to reach 2016 miles 5.5/38.5
Run Streak: 3
Run Streak Mileage: 24.3
One that were just one stupid mile 0
Days Until I Beat My Old Streak 111
Bike Miles for the Week: 0
Bike Miles for the Year: 0
Projected total bike miles for the year: 0
Miles per day/week to reach 2016 miles 5.6/39
Body Weight Work: 00:00:00
Total Exercise Time: ~6:00:00
Average Weight: 177.5
Books Finished: 1 (H is for Hawk, Helen MacDonald)
Total Books for the year: 1
Books per week to reach 52 ~1

 

 

Notes: The first training total of 2016. I imagine I’ll change these metrics as the year goes on. Here we go. Another year to try, fail, and try again. Off to a good start. Now, to keep it up.

2015: My Physical Year

What is there to say about my physical year? I did more than I did in 2014, but still not nearly enough. It’s never enough. I could beat myself up over that, but instead, I’ll let the numbers do the talking.

Running

  • I ran 1383.6 miles in 2015. That’s about 300 more than in 2014. I was shooting for 2000 (again) and guess what? I failed (again).
  • Those 1,383.6 miles were spread across 176 sessions, for an average of 7.85 miles per run. In total, I spent a little over 228 hours running.
  • Nearly half my running (631 miles) was done in Prospect Park where I ran 80 different times.
  • My longest runs were my two marathons, Vermont City and New York City. I also ran one other race, the Brooklyn Half Marathon.

Cycling

  • For my fortieth birthday this year, E got me a very nice bike. So far, I’ve put 416 miles on it.
  • I also put 206.8 miles on my dear old Pista for a total of 622.8 cycling miles in about fifty hours.

Swimming and other stuff

  • I swam a bit this year as well, not much, but some. It ended up being only about 5 miles in only about three hours.
  • In addition to my running races, I also did the New York City Triathlon, which I loved, and which I hope to do again this year.
  • I also did the occasional body weight work, but not enough to really track.

Conclusions

I had high hopes of this year, but again did not meet them. I think in the coming year, I need to revaluate how much time I really have, and how much commitment I genuinely have, and set my goals appropriately. But that’s for a post for a later day.

I Suck at Exercise But I Read a lot: Totals for the Week Ending 12/20/2015

 

Run Miles for the week: 14 in 2:31:42
Run Miles for the year: 1,364.1
Projected total run miles for the year: 1402.5
Run Streak: 0
Run Streak Mileage: n/a
Days Until I Beat My Old Streak n/a
Bike Miles for the Week: 23 in 1:55:13
Bike Miles for the Year: 580.9
Projected total bike miles for the year: 597.3
Body Weight Work: 00:00:00
Total Exercise Time: ~4:30:00
Average Weight: 173
Books Finished: 1 (The Big Short, Michael Lewis)
Books by Women: 0
Total Books for the Year: 52
Total Books by Women: 26
Percentage of total books by women: 50
Books per week to reach 52 0

 

 

Notes: Another tough week with work and family obligations, but I did start to get back after it in the second half of the week. Writing off December as a loss right now, looking towards next year.

One nice thing – I did hit my 52nd book for the year! And early! This allows me to start a bunch fo books I’ll finish in 2016. Sandbagging!

Training Totals for the Week Ending 12.6.2015

 

Run Miles for the week: 24 in 4:21:42
Run Miles for the year: 1350
Projected total run miles for the year: 14408
Run Streak: 0
Run Streak Mileage: n/a
Days Until I Beat My Old Streak n/a
Bike Miles for the Week: 0
Bike Miles for the Year: 557.9
Projected total bike miles for the year: 595.4
Body Weight Work: 00:00:00
Total Exercise Time: 4:21:00
Average Weight: 172
Books Finished: 1 (The Cartel, Don Winslow)
Books by Women: 0
Total Books for the Year: 51
Total Books by Women: 26
Percentage of total books by women: 50
Books per week to reach 52 ~.4

 

 

Notes: December has been fun, but tough on the running. Trying to walk a line here between pushing for consistency, but not beating myself up too much if I fail. Here’s to better days ahead.