running 2015

running2015

Summary of 2015 running, by month, showing total distance and average pace. Combined with walking and biking. More stationary bike and walking during early months; a lot of walking in March and April during our Europe trip, which still didn’t make up for the lack of running. Looking back, slow pace especially during the summer months wasn’t just because of heat and humidity, there was also the hip/knee injury that I ignored. The sudden speediness in July was due to shorter indoor runs at the hotel treadmill.

By the numbers in both km and miles:

running2015table

High points: finished Chicago marathon
Low points: finished Chicago marathon in a crap time; injuries

Someone on reddit asked if you could have one wish for your running in 2016, what will it be. Run Faster? Run Longer? Run Injury Free? For me, definitely injury free, because:

injury free –> consistency –> longer –> faster

Interestingly, a commenter said,

if I was offered a deal by a genie that I get my sub-3 marathon, have to miss a month due to injury, then can come back healthy, I’d take it

If a genie offered me a 4.30 marathon but I have to miss a month’s running due to injury, I’d take it. If the genie offered me a sub-4 marathon then have to miss running for the rest of the year, I’d take it too.