Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Running Commentary: 900 Miles in 2008

Last year saw me put nearly 900 miles on my running shoes. Nine hundred sixty miles of hiking, and nine hundred miles running-that's 1,800 miles of recreational pounding on my dogs! Now what's really cool is that in 2007 I logged 883.5 miles running- in 2008 that total was 888.5. I ran nearly the exact same amount of miles for the year. Uncanny! I did some great races last year in Washington, British Columbia and New Hampshire. Just one marathon, the Edge to Edge in Tofino on Vancouver Island. How many races total? 15! In 2007 I ran 17-and last year's number would have been the same too if it wasn't for this December's snow cancelling two races I was signed up for. This year-lots of new races are on my running calendar including a couple of marathons. It'll be tough putting in the marathon training while working on a backpacking book-but the cross training doesn't hurt. Next race? See you at Nookachamps in Mount Vernon this weekend.
(Photo- Me at the finish of the Historic Half Marathon in Fort Langley, BC- a great race!)

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