Tuesday, December 29, 2009

1000 Miles - I Made It

I did it!  I hit my goal of 1000 miles.  It really wasn’t until the last two months that I started focusing on it and became driven to hit that number.  I was worried though that something would come up (like a stupid injury (that makes the assumption there are smart injuries, haha) that would prevent me from hitting the 1000 miles.  The last three weeks I have been inching down on the number of miles to go and if I could get past the 20 miler, I knew I could make it.   Last night upon completion of my 800’s speed work, I was only 2.78 miles away.  I was scheduled to run Wednesday but I was so anxious to run and hit the goal that I ran this morning instead.  I even joked about not changing out of my SKINS and sleeping in them to be ready to go in the morning. 

I met Coach Dean for lunch today, told him about my 1000 mile accomplishment and we talked about running (what else).  My mid-length runs haven’t been goal paced and he told me I have to work on narrowing the gap between my long run pace of 9/9:15 to 8:45’s and to spend the next month focusing on getting goal paced runs in.    Looking over my schedule I noticed that my mileage is in the high 30’s and probably should be a little higher but more importantly, I should do a longer run, about 10 miles in the middle of the week.

To celebrate my 1000 miles I want to go out for pizza tomorrow night.  I love pizza and feel that would be a great celebration food.  Too bad Baileys, my new found love, doesn't go well with pizza.  Oh well, Baileys will have to wait till another night.  Let's see, what can I find to celebrate to award myself with a glass of Baileys over ice?

Happy Running.

9 comments:

EricaH said...

Great Job!!! Congrats on hitting 1000 miles. enjoy that pizza you definitely worked your butt off and earned it. :)

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

New follower here, HI! Congrats on the 1000 mile mark, that's awesome! Have a happy new year!

Lesley said...

Wow, congratulations! :D You got the job done!

I've had that as a running goal the past two years, but injuries and then signing up for Galloway training have left me short. You and I emailed about the need for more mileage a few months ago, and the new running coach is saying the same thing, especially when I have another marathon in my sights.

Teamarcia said...

Congrats on hitting the triple digits!

TMB said...

Congrats on hitting 1000!! Awesome job!

LookingUpAgain said...

Fantastic! You made it! Yay!

runninaround said...

congrats! If interested, I would love for you to join my 1,010 for 2010 challenge! pretty much participants can use watever method desired to reach 1,010 miles in the year 2010. Let me know if you want in!

http://runninaround.wordpress.com/2009/12/23/another-celebrity-goodbye-and-a-new-challenge-for-the-blog-world/

Ashland Dave said...

Well done! That's a lot of miles! Hopefully it will help you get that BQ!

Jill said...

Pizza is definitely needed for hitting that 1000 milestone. Congrats to you! It's been fun getting to know you though the blog world and I can't wait to see where your 2010 journey takes you. Happy New Year!