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Record Running Month: 215.8 Miles in May

Sunday, May 31st, 2009 · 4 Comments

As I just posted on my Facebook status update:

proud to have logged another record month: 215.8 miles in May! And that even with missing 4 running days between foot injury and Gloucester/Boston trip. Today’s 15-miler included nearly 1,900 feet of vertical gain (and drop).

The trip last weekend to Glocester to hang out with Patricia, then Boston to visit Shrey (with a brief stop to see Dan, Shira, and baby), was tons of fun. I really miss the ocean. And Jen and I loved getting out of town for the long weekend. I have some pictures from the weekend (beyond what I already posted via my iPhone), which are still on the camera — along with lots of other photos I’ve yet to download. My main computer decided to stop talking to my camera, so I need to fix that, or just download the pics to my laptop.

Back to my record running month, what does a 215-mile month look like on a chart? A little something like this:


My 23 runs ranged from 5.01 miles (5/14/2009) to 21 miles (5/10/2009).

My training plan has me heading into a 70-mile week next week, but given that Jen and I have our 10-year Vassar reunion coming up next weekend, somehow I doubt I’ll be doing that 22-miler on Sunday after our class dinner Saturday night. Ah well, at least I have a fall marathon to look forward to — either New York City in November (if I get in) or Hudson-Mohawk in October — after San Francisco in July.

Tags: running

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bro Bro // May 31, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    um, what? just stop. i ran on the treadmill for like, three miles on friday and it was whack. youre outta control broseph. sierra says “wow,” but in a “stop neglecting your wife” kinda way. i mean, shit, impressive, yes, but absurd too. whatever, youre a machine. later.

  • 2 Blog Master G // May 31, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    ha ha ha! you and hugh are partly to blame for this madness. it is outta control, i admit, but i’ve never felt better.

    and the good news is that most of the running i do is while jen’s either working or commuting, so the neglect is minimal — except when she catches an unfortunate glimpse of my feet.

  • 3 Dan // Jun 5, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Hey Gabe:

    Did you tell me you’re running Lake Placid? I will be there but many, many minutes behind you. Oh maybe not b/c you’re doing Vermont.

    Part of my problem was that despite all my training, I wasn’t losing any weight and I was carrying too much for my bones, joints, etc. to handle that distance and pounding.

    So I finally got into a groove, was lifting weights, controlling calories, and the pounds started melting. I ran last night and then, and I know I’m not supposed to do this but, I skipped dinner and just drank a lot of water. I felt so good this morning – belt was looser, face was thinner. I was on a cloud.

    So then I go into Dunkin Donuts for a BLACK coffee, and the counter girl asks “Would you like a free donut with that?” Huh??? OF COURSE I would like a free donut!! I can skip dinner, but I don’t have it in me to say no to a free donut. So I miserably chomped on it, with a grimace, riddled with guilt and hating myself. Assholes.

  • 4 Blog Master G // Jun 8, 2009 at 9:25 am

    heh heh. watch out, dan- those free ‘nuts will get you every time! it is really tough and takes a lot of discipline to stick to the training regimen.

    this past week was supposed to be my peak 70-mile training week, but mine and jen’s 10-year college reunion took precedence over that. 🙂

    so yeah, i am running both lake placid half and vermont relay the following weekend! (might be a little crazy, but hey, i like a challenge.)

    want to ride up to lake placid together on sunday AM? i’m happy to drive.