Lauren Estilow Siegel reached 100,000 miles (June 16, 2018)

Lauren Estilow Siegel
Elkins Park PA
DOB: Feb. 1960

I hit my 100,000th mile on June 16, and am really excited to join this list of amazing athletes. Life is good when you can start each day with a run.

I began running in May, 1975, after my expected career as a professional ballet dancer was cut short due to a knee injury. Funny how I have never had a knee problem from running! I continued to run and race throughout three pregnancies, caring for a Special Needs daughter, and life’s ups and downs. I ran six days a week until October, 1999, when the demands of caring for my youngest daughter became so intense that I added a seventh day. Running was the only thing that kept me sane! 

I have always enjoyed racing, and while I may not be as fast as I was in my 20’s, I still place well in my Age Group. I have run hundreds of races from 5k to the Marathon in the last 43 years. My best race was a Philadelphia Broad Street Run 10 Mile in 1981 when I ran 66:10. My marathon best was a 3:25 back in the days of no gels, or modern technology.  No more times like those, but I have just as much fun now. I appreciate every mile. 

Lately I’ve been running Track, but it’s just for fun, I’m not competitive in Track like I am in Road and Distance Running. I usually run about 60 miles a week, with two or three days of strength training also. 

Streaking for the last 18 years has helped me reach my 100k miles goal, but I have no intention of stopping my Streak anytime soon. I’m the number 8 Female on the United Streak Running Association list, and I’m proud to be on both the 100k Miles and the USRSA Lists. 

Any day that you get to run is a gift! Happy running! 

Tim Smith has run about 112,000 miles (July, 2018)

Tim Smith
Norwich CT
April, 1948
I've been running for fifty-six years times a conservative 2,000 mi/per so I'm well over 100,000. I began running formally when I was fourteen.  Quit the college team freshman year, but ran even more because it infuriated the coach.  

I remember running 110 miles in a week preceding an East Lyme marathon, and then raced a comfortable 2:24. That's when I was working 8 miles from home, and running to work Monday through Friday. I'd be home by 5 pm and had gotten in 16 miles. Idyllic!

I have had hernia surgery and two meniscus surgeries, each laying me up for 3 - 6 months.  But other than that, it's been flat out addiction.

Many have asked if I ever kept a log? No, because then I wouldn't have had time to run.

Kim Bellard reached 100,000 miles (April 7, 2018)

Kim Bellard
Cincinnati OH
DOB: 8-55
I hit 100,000 miles on April 7, 2018, at age 62. A few years ago I used all my existing logbooks to create a spreadsheet that tracks how much I ran on each day for all those years (populating it was not an insignificant task – some 18,000+ entries!). So I’ve got a fairly precise total.

I started running in 1969. Some modest success in cross-country and track in junior high/high school cemented my dedication to it, but I gradually realized that I enjoyed training on my own to team
workouts. So I stopped racing in 1973 (except for 2 road races I did in the 1990’s as a lark). I’ve done almost all my running alone, on the roads, dealing with the vagaries of Midwest weather, and, for most of the year, pre-dawn. It’s rare I even see other runners.

I don’t take days off unless I physically can’t run. Which, unfortunately, has been more than I’d like (it has worked out to about 5% of days overall). I’ve had the gamut of overuse injuries, had to have foot surgery, and broke bones several times on runs. In the last few years my hips haven’t worked quite right, making just putting one foot in front of the other no longer a simple task. Then last year I had a heart attack, which was about the last thing I ever would have expected. That caused me to take 2 months off, the longest I’d ever not run. I seriously considered giving up running, but did cautiously start again.

To be honest, what I’m doing now is not something I once would have considered running. I can’t run the kind of mileage I could even a couple years ago. I’m slower and more awkward than I could have ever imagined. On bad days I question why I’m still doing it. But I’m still out there every day.

Michael Seaman has logged 110,789 miles (Dec. 31, 2017)

Michael Seaman
Minneapolis, MN
DOB: 8-9-1950
Most miles in one day = 31

Most miles in one week = 163
Most miles in one month =509
Most miles in one year = 4,503

Years with 2,000-2,999 miles = 16 years
Years with 3,000-3,999 miles = 11yrs
Years with 4,000+ miles = 8 yrs.  

Best times on track: 1mi=4:17; 
2 mi= 9:11; 
3 mi= 14:11;
3,000m = 8:42;
6 mi = 29:49.

Best road times: 5k= 15:14; 
5 mi = 23:59; 
10km = 30:43; 
12 km = 37:35; 
15km = 46:15; 
20 km = 1:04:43; 
25 km = 1:22:50; 
10 mi = 51:34;
half marathon = 1:06:58;
marathon = 2:20:37
US Olympic Marathon trials, 1980= 2:21:34, 68th place

I’ve run 22 marathons. I have a 1,200 day and 551 day streak in the record books.

Michael Georgi has logged 157,460 miles (May 14, 2018)

Michael Georgi 
Honolulu, Hawaii
DOB: August 5, 1952

I started running in high school in 1968 but didn’t record my mileage until I was on active duty with the Marines in 1975. My first marathon was right after high school graduation (3:37 in Santa Barbara). In the 121 marathons I have completed, I set my PR at Honolulu in 1981 with a 2:25:12.

There were 15 marathon victories in island races, including 6 times at Maui in the 1980’s, and I have competed in 15 foreign countries. My log shows over 700 races of varying distances without a single DNF. The two keys to any success I have encountered are avoiding injuries and remaining single. 

Although I am not a registered member of the Running Streaks club ($20 a year for what - a certificate?) I do have a streak of consecutive days of running dating back to Oct 11, 1982, to today (May 14, 2018). Today was my 12,999 th day of doing a minimum of 3 miles, but I have actually averaged 10.2 miles/day. 

I have been coaching cross country and track since 1980 at the high school where I am still employed as an Economics teacher. My races have dropped from about 20 each year down to 7 or 8 as aging takes its inevitable toll. As my racing recedes into memory, I take increased pride in the performances of my school athletes.