I ran my 100,000th mile on Oct. 6, 2014 at the age of 62 yrs.
Here are the statistics.
It took 34 years, 5 months and 2 weeks.
Daily average = 7.94 miles.
Weekly average = 55.62 miles.
Monthly average = 241.86 miles.
Yearly average = 2902.43.
All of my miles are documented and run outdoors on bike paths, trails, and roads, with conviction and a sense of purpose.
10M: 54:15 Broad Street Run
1/2 Marathon: 1:12:08 Phila. Dist. Run
Marathon: 2:33:24 Phila. Marathon
I didn't run or race in high school or college and began at age 28 initially for fitness and then for the challenge of competition. The 100,000 miles run includes approximately 700 races in which I was a consistent age group and sometimes overall winner. My first
victory was a marathon where I assumed the lead in the final 1/2 mile. Success in competition on a regional level enabled me to gain sponsorship from Etonic, Asics and Nike through a local running shop as a member of their racing team.
My wife Gail has been fully supportive for every mile and she has attended hundreds of my races. The dreaded phrase "Do you really have to run today?" has never passed her lips.
The sport of running has kept me centered and grounded for many years. I've been fortunate to find some wonderful mentors, training/racing partners and friends through running
and they all share in this milestone with me.
"It's been a grand journey---well worth taking.......once!" ~ Winston Churchill