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 WeekCum Dist NeededDist RanCum Dist RanCum Run Avg
11/1/201319.235.435.435.43
21/8/201338.4611.9417.378.69
31/15/201357.6913.6531.0210.34
41/22/201376.9211.8842.9010.73
51/29/201396.1512.6455.5411.11
62/5/2013115.3819.1674.7012.45
72/12/2013134.6215.6490.3412.91
82/19/2013153.850.0090.3411.29
92/26/2013173.0825.24115.5812.84
103/5/2013192.3124.27139.8513.99
113/12/2013211.543.31143.1613.01
123/19/2013230.777.09150.2512.52
133/26/2013250.0012.60162.8512.53
144/2/2013269.237.89170.7412.20
154/9/2013288.4618.54189.2812.62
164/16/2013307.6912.80202.0812.63
174/23/2013326.9211.62213.7012.57
184/30/2013346.1521.60235.3013.07
195/7/2013365.3826.67261.9713.79
205/14/2013384.6225.10287.0714.35
215/21/2013403.8512.03299.1014.24
225/28/2013423.0813.73312.8314.22
236/4/2013442.3126.14338.9714.74
246/11/2013461.5423.71362.6815.11
256/18/2013480.7732.66395.3415.81
266/25/2013500.0019.94415.2815.97
277/2/2013519.2323.51438.7916.25
287/9/2013538.4640.54479.3317.12
297/16/2013557.6935.68515.0117.76
307/23/2013576.9229.05544.0618.14
317/30/2013596.1537.82581.8818.77
328/6/2013615.3811.37593.2518.54
338/13/2013634.6233.23626.4818.98
348/20/2013653.8516.83643.3118.92
358/27/2013673.0834.41677.7219.36
369/3/2013692.3127.70705.4219.60
379/10/2013711.5434.76740.1820.00
389/17/2013730.779.19749.3719.72
399/24/2013750.0032.75782.1220.05
4010/1/2013769.2323.66805.7820.14
4110/8/2013788.4616.40822.1820.05
4210/15/2013807.690.00822.1819.58
4310/22/2013826.920.00822.1819.12
4410/29/2013846.150.00822.1818.69
4511/5/2013865.380.00822.1818.27
4611/12/2013884.620.00822.1817.87
4711/19/2013903.850.00822.1817.49
4811/26/2013923.080.00822.1817.13
4912/3/2013942.310.00822.1816.78
5012/10/2013961.540.00822.1816.44
5112/17/2013980.770.00822.1816.12
5212/24/20131,000.000.00822.1815.81

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