I’m not entirely sure why, but I started off 2013 with the goal of running 1000 miles which breaks down into a little more than 19 miles a week. Remarkably, I stuck with it and am somehow at 822 miles for the year and need to average 16/week for the remainder of 2013 to hit the goal. Yet it took me a surprisingly long time to work up to a weekly distance of 19 miles and even longer to consistently run more than 19 miles a week. My first run was less than 1.5 miles and I only started consistently eat into my deficit in June. It took me until the end of August to actually reach the 19 mile cumulative weekly average I need to maintain until the end of the year. It’s been an awesome adventure and I’ve even managed to run three half marathons and improved my time from 1:58:11 on an easy course to 1:56:11 on a challenging one. Here’s a table I put together showcasing my running progress over the course of the year. I’ll update it at the end of the year after hopefully achieving the 1000 mile goal.

Week # Start of Week Cum Dist Needed Dist Ran Cum Dist Ran Cum Run Avg
1 1/1/2013 19.23 5.43 5.43 5.43
2 1/8/2013 38.46 11.94 17.37 8.69
3 1/15/2013 57.69 13.65 31.02 10.34
4 1/22/2013 76.92 11.88 42.90 10.73
5 1/29/2013 96.15 12.64 55.54 11.11
6 2/5/2013 115.38 19.16 74.70 12.45
7 2/12/2013 134.62 15.64 90.34 12.91
8 2/19/2013 153.85 0.00 90.34 11.29
9 2/26/2013 173.08 25.24 115.58 12.84
10 3/5/2013 192.31 24.27 139.85 13.99
11 3/12/2013 211.54 3.31 143.16 13.01
12 3/19/2013 230.77 7.09 150.25 12.52
13 3/26/2013 250.00 12.60 162.85 12.53
14 4/2/2013 269.23 7.89 170.74 12.20
15 4/9/2013 288.46 18.54 189.28 12.62
16 4/16/2013 307.69 12.80 202.08 12.63
17 4/23/2013 326.92 11.62 213.70 12.57
18 4/30/2013 346.15 21.60 235.30 13.07
19 5/7/2013 365.38 26.67 261.97 13.79
20 5/14/2013 384.62 25.10 287.07 14.35
21 5/21/2013 403.85 12.03 299.10 14.24
22 5/28/2013 423.08 13.73 312.83 14.22
23 6/4/2013 442.31 26.14 338.97 14.74
24 6/11/2013 461.54 23.71 362.68 15.11
25 6/18/2013 480.77 32.66 395.34 15.81
26 6/25/2013 500.00 19.94 415.28 15.97
27 7/2/2013 519.23 23.51 438.79 16.25
28 7/9/2013 538.46 40.54 479.33 17.12
29 7/16/2013 557.69 35.68 515.01 17.76
30 7/23/2013 576.92 29.05 544.06 18.14
31 7/30/2013 596.15 37.82 581.88 18.77
32 8/6/2013 615.38 11.37 593.25 18.54
33 8/13/2013 634.62 33.23 626.48 18.98
34 8/20/2013 653.85 16.83 643.31 18.92
35 8/27/2013 673.08 34.41 677.72 19.36
36 9/3/2013 692.31 27.70 705.42 19.60
37 9/10/2013 711.54 34.76 740.18 20.00
38 9/17/2013 730.77 9.19 749.37 19.72
39 9/24/2013 750.00 32.75 782.12 20.05
40 10/1/2013 769.23 23.66 805.78 20.14
41 10/8/2013 788.46 16.40 822.18 20.05
42 10/15/2013 807.69 0.00 822.18 19.58
43 10/22/2013 826.92 0.00 822.18 19.12
44 10/29/2013 846.15 0.00 822.18 18.69
45 11/5/2013 865.38 0.00 822.18 18.27
46 11/12/2013 884.62 0.00 822.18 17.87
47 11/19/2013 903.85 0.00 822.18 17.49
48 11/26/2013 923.08 0.00 822.18 17.13
49 12/3/2013 942.31 0.00 822.18 16.78
50 12/10/2013 961.54 0.00 822.18 16.44
51 12/17/2013 980.77 0.00 822.18 16.12
52 12/24/2013 1,000.00 0.00 822.18 15.81

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