Wednesday, September 30, 2009

September monthly totals

September totals were 123 miles. Not bad considering I took time off (one week I had a total of 9 miles!) and ran with a bum knee for the first three weeks. I also passed the 1000 mile mark for the year (I am at 1018) today. Still not where I wanted to be at the beginning of the year (goal was 1500 for the year), but I am ahead of last year by about 100 miles. I didn't get to 1000 until the end of October last year.
I have also doubled by blog visitors for the month compared to September 2008. Last year in September I had 250 visits, this year 500 in September!

In the news:
Dathan Ritzenhein is scheduled to run the World Half Marathon Championships on October 11th. He has been putting in some tough workouts. His coach, Alberto Salazar, is copying some of our workouts (ok, not really). He recently did 9x1600m with 1 lap recovery, each in 4:21, and did a 10 mile tempo run (half on road and half on the track) in what would be a US record of 45:03. I'd say he is in amazing shape. See article here.

45 year old US runner, Colleen DeReuck is running the Twin Cities Marathon and based on her recent win at the US 20k championships, she has a chance to win both US women's marathon championships and master's marathon championships on the same day. It will be fun to be a part of that race this weekend.

My cousin is in Physical Therapy school at Regis University in Colorado. He did a video for a project in school on back pain. Click here to view. It is very entertaining!


Chuck said...

Best of luck Andi. I will be tracking you guys on the website.

Anonymous said...

That was very cute, Andy. Jeanette