Weeks Over 100 Miles: 17
Highest Weekly Mileage: 106.3
Biggest Month: August (456.7 miles)
PRs: Marathon, 2:31:44 at Indy Monumental Marathon; 10 seconds faster than my previous PR last year.
Number of Races: 7 (2 marathons, 2 half-marathons, 10 mile, 10K and 5K). Would have liked to race more, but I'm okay with only 7 races. I enjoy the process and journey of marathon training leading up to the big events.
States I Raced In: 5 - Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. I also raced in Washington DC, but it's not a "state".
Days I Did Not Run: 8; not bad. Took 3 days off after Boston, 3 days when my son was born, 1 day after Indy, and 1 day because it was icy conditions and I didn’t feel like running on the treadmill.
Saucony Running Shoes: 11 (3 x Kinvara6, 6 x Kinvara7, Freedom ISO, Type A6)
|4585 Total Miles|
Almost every year I run two marathons, one in the spring and one in the fall. 2016 was no different. In April, I ran my sixth total and fifth consecutive Boston finishing in 2:37:23, good for 90th Overall. It was my second time finishing in the Top 100 at the world's most prestigious marathon. For my fall marathon, I chose to run Indianapolis Monumental Marathon over California International Marathon, which I ran in 2014 and 2015. I went into Indy in the best marathon fitness I've ever been in and with hopes of running a sub-2:30. As you've probably already seen from my previous blog post, I came up short. I was still very happy to end up with a PR though.
2:37:23 (90th Overall)
|Indianapolis Monumental Marathon|