Running Recap 2022



[I wrote this up in January; finally did the accompanying header artwork and posting now in summer. Oops.]

My 2021 was more or less like the bulk of 2020, in that I never found any consistency through a combination of injury, illness, poor fitness (oh, the irony), and apathy towards running with months taken off at a time.

The good news is I close to doubled that mileage in 2022; obviously the bad news being way, way lower than my previous "normal" (e.g. many months were in the teens for mileage, which is more my usual target for weekly when in shape, to say nothing of a training cycle). In the fall I finally reached my goals of regular 5 mile runs and one 10 miler (had hoped to get another one before the New Year, but caught a bug to end the year).


I finally did an in-person race; I was confident I'd be able to at least finish the local hilly 10k course, but was very much playing it by ear on race day for what my pace would be. I ended up feeling pretty good so I pushed it; still well off my PR, but faster than I thought my fitness level would have permitted.

Race Result Pace Notes
Run Against Hunger 10k 53:46 8:40 9:00 minute pace goal

The Numbers

Year Summary

Obviously very similar to 2020, although that was very much front-loaded with half training prior to shutdown.

Year Days Run Miles Daily Mileage Longest Run Elevation Gain (est.) Running Time
2017 180 1,090 6.1 31.1 64.8k ft 7 days, 5 hours
2018 156 750 5.0 18.1 45.5k ft 5 days, 2 hours
2019 190 1,008 5.3 16.3 53.3k ft 6 days, 15 hours
2020 70 311 4.4 10.5 17.4k ft 2 days, 3 hours
2021 43 144 3.9 5.0 7.9 k ft 1 day, 2 hours
2022 69 273 4.0 10.5 15.1k ft 2 days, 1 hour

Long runs

Finally back to double-digit distance; hoping I didn't lose too much after a few weeks off due to illness and get back to it. Ideally I'd like to get in some hilly 10+ milers, as well as something in the 14-15 mile range; both would be good prep for a March half-marathon.

Year 10+ Miles 15+ Miles 20+ Miles
2017 15 8 4
2018 9 2 0
2019 8 2 0
2020 3 0 0
2021 0 0 0
2022 1 0 0


As mentioned in my 2020 recap, I've been using up my old pre-pandemic stockpile of road shoes. I am down to my last two pairs, though, so any day now I'll be heading over to Croton Running Company for a new pair.

Brand Model 2022 Miles Total Miles Notes
Altra Torin 3.5 Knit Black/White 26 206 Alternate
Altra Torin 3.5 Knit Gray/Neon 3 345 Retired
Altra Torin 3.5 Mesh White #2 4 142 Retired
Altra Torin 4 Plush Black/White 236 301 Main
Salomon Speedcross 4 3 10 Trail


Still have my WetzRun family of projects and Strava for tracking data, along with a laundry list of things to add/change/update that I still need to address. My goal this year is to use it as an excuse to make a simple Windows UI app for handling the needed data entry (occasional manual runs, new shoes, etc), mostly to replace the old VueJs web app that I don't want to maintain.

Future Plans

Run and workout more, eat healthier, lose weight.

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