Now that’s what I call running progress: 2013 vs 2014 vs 2015

Numbers are everywhere.  You wake up in the morning & you see numbers on your alarm clock; you catch the bus at a specific time and it takes you to get the train at a certain time to catch your train.  Numbers, and specifically time dictate a lot of the actions throughout my day.

This goes the same for running – I want to be able to run faster, longer and better.

I just thought I’d throw up a quick blog about my running progress from 2013 to present, as the results are quite interesting!

I my first year of sprint triathlons, I was really new to this.  I had only been running since the October before in 2012, and had ploughed through the winter into 2013 and out the other side, and then decided to have a go at some sprint triathlons! – newsflash… I enjoyed them if I am entirely honest! – the challenge, the exercise & just something a bit new.

When I started running, I pretty much did couch to 5km – it took its time, and I got there eventually, and as such, my running during 2013 was pretty much exclusively limited to 5km runs, some 7ks, and a few 10ks.

Since 2013, my training focus has shifted and it is fair to say that the majority of my training runs are normally 10k’s with a few 5k’s, and 12/13/14/15k’s as longer weekend runs.

So with that in mind, I took a look at some of the stats and compared year on progression.  The good news is… I have progressed!

  2013 2014 2015
10km 54m 41s 52m 04s 49m 40s
15km  – 1h 27m 23s 1h 14m 17s
10miles  – 1h 34m 03s 1h 19m 53s
20km  – 1h 57m 38s 1h 40m 30s
1/2 marathon  – 2h 00m 00s
1h 46m 27s

Year on year….

  • My 10km time has come down by 5mins, from 54m 41s to 49m 40s
  • My 15km time has come down by more than 13mins!
  • My 10mile (16km) has come down by more than 14mins!
  • My 20km time has come down by nearly 17mins.
  • My half marathon has come down by more than 14mins, possibly more like 18/20mins, based on a 20.3km vs 21.1km half marathon distance.

That is the progress in one year from 2014 to 2015 – imagine where I will be this time next year!

This gives me even more confidence that I can go sub 1hr45m for a 1/2 marathon, and possibly even sub 1hr40m.

With Peterborough Half Marathon & Stevenage Half Marathon fast approaching, I would like to think that i could do one of these targets by then.

Now that’s what I call progress.

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One thought on “Now that’s what I call running progress: 2013 vs 2014 vs 2015

  1. Pingback: 2015 retrospective! | 2015 the year of the Half Ironman

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