"There's only one hard and fast rule in running: sometimes you have to run one hard and fast."

Saturday, November 3, 2018

100,000 Miles

I just ran my 100,000th mile, lifetime. I kept very poor records for many years, so I've spent several weeks saying, "Well, that's probably it." Today, it's certain I went over, maybe by as much as 100 miles. I'd considered having a big celebration, as it's probably my last running milestone of any sort, but I ran almost all those miles by myself, and almost all in the same place near my home. My last three miles were exactly like my first three: I didn't tell anyone I was going to do it, I ran around the lake next to my house and I ran about the same pace.

Think about how far that is for a moment: it's 4 times around the equator. It took me more than 4 decades to do. My highest mileage year was 1987, when I ran over 5000 miles. In 2012, I was so badly injured I limped about 500.

I'm not the first person to do it, by any means. I won't be the last. But it's still a small club.

1 comment:

Double said...

Steve that is one bodacious accomplishment. In our world that's like 600 homer territory. Most runners don't start out with hitting a goal like this, well....just run the numbers and you can see why. My hat is off to you sir.