December Running Stats

2013 has ended.

The year has brought me many running achievements, but I’ve already done a post about my running year in review, if you haven’t already read it you can do so here here.

Back in 2012 when I was setting running goals for 2013, I decided to set myself an accumulative distance running goal. I initially set my distance goal at 900km.  I chose that number based on my running distance monthly averages of 2012.  1000km however is a round number, and it looks more impressive.  Yes I will admit that 1000km seemed at the time a bit far fetched.  Yet I know that there are people out there that run distance goals based on the current year (2013 km/mi in 2013), which to me is a lot of km, and if you run in miles, so much more.

December brought on the start of summer.  It also brought events that would eat into my normal running schedule, parties, dinners and meetings, but that’s life and you have to deal with it.

My highlights for the month would have to be, getting 2.5 long runs in.  You have no idea how happy that made me.  I will admit that I didn’t realise how much I missed doing those long runs. The other thing I have discovered is my endurance.  It’s there, even when I don’t get the distance in, when I run for time, I still make it.

Other highlights of the month would have to be running on Christmas day, and running on the last day of the year (aka News Years Eve).

By the end of the month though, I outran my 1000km goal. I ended up running over 1100km in 2013.  100km more than what I initially set out to achieve.

So looking back my mileage throughout the months was as follows:
January – 83.7km
February – 89.3km
March – 110.14km
April – 113.41km
May – 79.93km
June – 106.40km
July – 93.64km
August – 87.13km
September – 100.34km
October 72.30km
Total –

The other beaut thing about December being over is looking back and finding out what my averages were.

2014 will bring lots more running lots more achievements big and small, and of course, I’ll be smashing out another 1000km of running for sure.

How far did you run in 2013?
How far do you plan on running in 2014?
Setting yourself any other running goals for 2014?


1 – .5 (point 5) because I don’t consider 9km a longish wrong. A long run to me is 10km or anything over an hour.

5 thoughts on “December Running Stats”

  1. That’s a lot of miles! I ran 1027.55 miles in 2013. I’m joining Run This Year and have challenged myself to run 2014 km! I’m also going to run a variety of distance races for 14 in 2014. If you’re interested in joining details for both are on my blog 🙂

    I have a feeling 2014 is going to be amazing! Good luck with your goals.

  2. I know we are just a few days into the new year, but how is the running coming along? I am getting my weekend long runs in but my maintenance miles during the week have not been successful.

  3. Matilda,
    That is really phenomenal that you out did your goal by 100km! Congrats on that.. had to be a great feeling!
    And 6:40 is a very fast mile… running fast is fun! Awesome!
    I don’t honestly know how many miles (or km’s) I ran last year, but I did hit my goal of finally getting really strong in the gym while at the same time completing my first 100 Miler!
    And I ran on New Years Eve too…. for a long way 🙂
    Looking forward to seeing you crush your goals in 2014!!!


    1. Thanks Chris, I plan on running 1000km again this year. My circumstances will be different so I don’t know if I will hit my goal, but we’ll see.
      Congrats with your 100miler too, that’s incredible.

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