Friday, March 18, 2016

2015 vs. 2016

I was updating my running spreadsheet, which is basically a mileage log that I have kept since 2014, after my son was born, when I started looking back to years past.  It is fun to see progress in numbers.  My first big jump was in total annual mileage.  I ran 566.59 miles in 2014 and 1042.59 miles in 2015, an 84% increase!

I also have been reflecting on my marathon prep this year compared to last since both are spring marathons.  Without a doubt I have been 1000% more consistent with running this year. I was curious how that translated to mileage.

Monthly Totals 2015 2016 Difference % change
Jan 121.69 148.38 26.69 21.9%
Feb 111.59 148.73 37.14 33.3%

March was a very low mileage month in 2015 so I'm sure that this March will be at least 33% higher as well. To date, I have logged 108.33 more miles in 2016 than 2015.

Here's hoping this translates to taking almost 11 minutes off my marathon time!