Mike Fanelli has reached 103,517 miles (Jan. 3, 2014)

Mike Fanelli
D.O.B.  5/1/56
San Anselmo, CA
Mileage update...just 1696 miles in 2014 bringing total to 103,517

just 1618 miles in 2013. 101,821 lifetime miles. every-day streak ended at precisely 1000 days on 9/24/13 thanks to prostate surgery. current streak as of 12/31 = 16 days...here we go again ;}
Recorded mile number 100,000 during the Philadelphia Marathon on 11/18/12 between miles 13 and 14 according to my training logs...planned to dovetail the milestone with this event which I first ran 40 years prior as a 16 year old in 1972 (my first ever marathon)...started recording training as a high school frosh in 1970 not to ever create such an enormous tally but instead to gauge training and fitness to compete. That very first marathon was 3:36 and eventually improved to 2:25 at 1980 Nike OTC Marathon in Eugene, OR...other bests range from 14:37 5000 meters, 30:53 10,000 meters, 3:05 50K and 16:40 100 miles (0n the track!)

While I have slowed substantially, I never really took any time away from the sport...always trained to compete at the best level that I could...hence the training diaries. While I managed lots and lots of 90+ mile weeks in the late 70s and early 80s, these days am typically averaging just over 40 miles a week.  I train every day (haven't missed a day in the past two years) with a longish run of about 10 -12 miles, a hard tempo type run and one interval session most weeks...all other days are active recovery jogs of 4 - 7 very slow miles.

I still love track and field and now that my final marathon is  thankfully behind me, shall focus on my true love of 800 meters and the mile... recently qualified for National Seniors Games at the 800/1500meters and intend to compete there in Cleveland July 2013.

What a long strange trip it has been.