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Thursday, February 4, 2010

My Jaw Dropped

Today the Couch-to-5k page on Facebook that I frequent posted this:

"How many miles did you run in January? Fellow runners discuss how they started the year off with their January totals: http://bit.ly/9MUkiX"

I was excited to post my 45 some odd miles, I'm behind for the year, but I'm still training for some big miles, so I figure I'll get caught up. But, I was thinking these were all C25K people, and I'd be in good company! Boy was I ever wrong (because I was not the good company)! My jaw dropped when I started reading the mileage the people who were posting put down. Here are a few responses:

"This was a good start to 2010 for me! 166 miles." -MCMRon (This puts him right on target for his own 2010 miles this year)

"186.5 for me. 43.5 short of my goal as I missed two of my long runs." -Patrick_Runner

"Wow! Great mileages everyone! I got 127.34 and like y'all feel great and like it's a great start for 2010!" -Becky8846

"I only did 350 including the 3 marathons for January, all outside running and mostly hills. I had a small injury during Houston marathon that kept me from 450-500 miles per month. I am back on track for February." -PersianP

Wait, let's look more closely at that last one: "I only did 350 including the 3 marathons for January, all outside running and mostly hills. I had a small injury during Houston marathon that kept me from 450-500 miles per month. I am back on track for February."



I follow a few ladies who put up some amazing miles like Running 2010 in 2010 and Life After 40, but I had no idea there were so many people out there doing so many miles!!!! Whew. Who knew?


PS. As of 02/03/2010, I'm at exactly 50 miles for the year.
PPS. If you're writing a blog about running, let us know so we can come read your stuff, and cheer you on!

7 comments:

Ashley said...

holy cow!! those are some advid runners!! if it makes you feel better your doing more than me :] lol jk your doing awesome!!!

Beth said...

That is crazy! Those people must have bones made of steel ... seriously.

No surprise, but I am behind on my miles, too. But the way I see it, we are WAY ahead of all those folks who are still sitting on their couches :)

Keep up the great work!!

Jen said...

Where does that person get the time to log 350 miles? I guess I could stop sleeping.

mindysmarathon said...

I'm with Jen... do they get paid to run?? Wow! Since Jan 4th I have 72 miles... so I say, WAY TO GO! I think any miles are great! Oh, and thanks for dropping by my blog!

Anonymous said...

I think you're doing fantastic, both with your running, and keeping up with the blog!

As for 400 mi. or more a month? That's compulsive, excessive, obsessive,...they need help.

Anonymous said...

This can't be the Couch to 5k group?!?!?!

bobbie said...

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