Or maybe they are.
On my long run this Saturday, I purposefully set my RunKeeper app so that it would alert me at each mile with my distance and time, NOT average pace. When I hear my average pace, I find myself pushing too hard (at least for a long run) not to let it drop, or beating myself up that it needs to be faster than the one before it.
However, as I ran, I found myself doing the math anyway, and it got me wondering. Are all runners number crunchers?
Then, I got to thinking some more (it was an 8 miler, after all) about numbers that are significant to me as a runner, and as a person. So, I thought it would be fun to throw some numbers around today.
13.1: The farthest distance I've ever run in one "session."
26:44: My 5K PR (October 2011).
|When your rock-star preggo friend tells you that you have to beat her, you listen!|
6: Road races I've run so far.
102.5: Furthest distance I've run in a month (October 2011).
|Even with a vacay thrown into the month!|
2:54: Minutes I've taken off my 5K since my first.
1:59:59: My next half marathon goal.
And last, but certainly not least...
1: Number of my cheerleaders that I would love to race with one day :)
How about ya'll...
Do you think all runners are deep-down numbers people?
What is YOUR most significant running number?