Amby talks about this blog and his 102,000 lifetime miles

Amby Burfoot
Emmaus PA
DOB: 8-19-46
For the last week or two, I have been corresponding with various people about their lifetime running miles. It's a subject that has interested me for a long time. I put my own lifetime total at about 115,000, though my personal record keeping has been almost non-existent for the last 30 years.

At some point, as I was trying to figure out how to keep track of various correspondences, I decided a simple blog might be the easiest way. So here it is: the 100k lifetime miles blog.

At some point, I might turn this into a web site with the same name. But for now, it's a blog that I'll update whenever I get some interesting new data to pass along.

[A week later, I decided to re-evaluate my own totals, and I think I should dock myself 13,000 miles. That puts me at about 102,000 lifetime miles. This is based on the following, assuming 50 weeks a year of healthy running:
1963, 1964: 30 miles a week; 3,000 subtotal
1965, 1966: 60 miles a week; 6,000 subtotal
1967-1976: 100/week; 50,000 subtotal
1977-1980: 40/week; 8,000 subtotal
1981-present: 25/week; 35,000 subtotal
1963-end of 2008: 102,00 total]