I signed up to Smashrun a few weeks ago, after seeing the Event Director from St Peters parkrun posting about it.
It’s brilliant, and it’s done wonders for my spirit.
It hoovered in all my Garmin running data, and will tell you handy things like “this was the earliest time you’ve run in six months” which makes you realise that you’ve laid in bed far too long far too often.
But it told me that the furthest I’ve run (cumulative total) in a month was in December 2012. I consider myself a better runner now, but the lead-up to my first half marathon was the only time I truly trained for a half. I’ve not bothered since, so my improvements in my speed, finishing times and recovery afterwards is all despite the half assed attitude I’ve had to my running.
Oct 2012: 28 km (purchased Garmin this month).
Jan 2013: 114
Feb: 60 (first half marathon in this month)
Aug: 69 (second half marathon in this month)
Sep: 95 (third half marathon in this month)
Oct: 72 (fourth half marathon in this month)
Jan 2014: 75
Feb: 81 (fifth half marathon in this month)
Mar: 89 (sixth half marathon in this month)
May (as at 24th May): 84 so far, with another 12 scheduled tomorrow.
This slow ramp up could be interesting, assuming it continues.