Working Out – Wrapping up 2015

Working Out

I’ve been working out regularly since 2008 or ’09. It’s been a combination or mix of swimming, running, cycling, weightlifting, and workout videos. I didn’t start keeping track of my workouts though until last year. I know there are watches, apps, sensor bands, and more to help people keep track of healthy they are being. I don’t have any of those though. I kept track by planning out my runs on Google Maps and then writing down my workouts in my planner. Last year the majority of my working out took place in the pool or on the sidewalk. I didn’t get any cycling in; I hope to rectify that this year.

This low-tech, simple tracking method means that I know how many miles I ran but it doesn’t tell me how long it took and I don’t know exactly how much I swam. I do know that every swim workout was between 2600 and 3000 yards, so I averaged my workouts to 2800 yards. Not perfect but a good estimation.

I was hoping to run a half marathon in 2015 and began seriously training for a November run at the end of August. A vacation in October and a foot injury a week before race day meant that it didn’t happen. Hopefully this year!

With that here is what my workout totals looked like in 2015:

January – 7 workouts
16 miles
8,400 yards

February – 13 workouts
26 miles
2800 yards

March – 14 workouts
21 miles
2800 yards

April – 9 workouts
3 miles
8400 yards

May – 23 workouts
34 miles
25,200 yards

June – 16 workouts
16.5 miles
25,200 yards

July – 15 workouts
10 miles
22,400 yards

August – 14 workouts
12 miles
22,400 yards

September – 21 workouts
26 miles
33,600 yards

October – 17 workouts
47 miles
2800 yards

November – 10 workouts
34 miles
0 yards

December – 12 workouts
20 miles
11,200 yards

2015 TOTAL miles ran – 265.5
TOTAL yards swam – 165,200 (93.86 miles)

Author: Jonathon

Would rather be out swimming, running, or camping. Works in state government. Spent a youth reading genre-fiction; today, he is making up for it by reading large quantities of non-fiction literature. The fact that truth, in every way, is more fascinating than fiction still tickles him.

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