Guus Bosman

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After the new door

I worked from home today for the new door installation, and managed to get a nice run in before it was fully dark. Very tired in the evening.

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Ten years of running

Now 2018 is behind us I have 10 full years of data on my running.

I started tracking my mileage and speeds in January 2009 and have been faithfully recording my runs since then: a combined 3,737 miles during 804 runs. In an average year I ran 80 times, with an average length of 4.7 miles.

Some observations:

  • My average mileage is 374 miles per year, so 7.2 miles per week or 31 miles per month. Or 1.02 miles per day.
  • The years after Nora was born, I ran more than average. Even in the year after the boys were born, in 2016, I ran a lot, but things have been slower since then. 2017 in particular was tough, with only 5 runs per month.
  • Thing were getting better last year. Even though I started doing more Pilates, which lowered my 2018 miles, I still made it to 339 miles.
  • My longest run ever was from the Dijkgatsbos to Middenmeer, 16 miles. My shortest run was 0 miles.
  • My average run is 4.7 miles. This make sense, since for years my training runs have been between 4 and 4.5 miles.
  • July through November is clearly the best period for running for me. December and February the worst -- funny enough January isn't too bad, the New Year's resolution effect I guess.
  • So in the average month I run 6 to 7 times -- in my top months sometimes up to 13 times a month. That might be a cool record to try to break.
  • Before 2009 I don't have as thorough data, but I do remember running in Haarlem and of course my first attempts in Durham, NC
  • Running brought me in some beautiful places. Some highlights? I ran with Gerben in Leeuwarden, many runs in the awesome William Umstead Park in North Carolina, on St Maarten, in Holland and Bulgaria, beautiful races in San Diego and Hickory -- too many to name. I ran with Nora in the stroller and later with the boys. I ran with the Raritan Valley Road Runners and the North Carolina Roadrunners Club. I ran races together with Sasha -- great times.
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"Is that where 34th St is?"

When I was on the Custis trail a man on a Capital Bikeshare Plus was clearly lost. Big guy, big beard. "I want to Washington DC", he said, so I pointed him in the right direction. "Is that where 34th St is?" he then asked and I said yes, in general that's right but it's a bit of a ride. No problem.

Saw Aaron on my way back.

Was a great run, the longest one in 2019 so far.

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Third run

Since our vacation. Starting to feel a little stronger. Still haven't found my watch.

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First run of the year 2019

January 1, a new year of running! Didn't bring my watch but it went well. A little better than two days ago.

Saw two young adults running, clearly for the first time. They looked lost and tired.

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First run in two weeks

My first run in two weeks, after our trip to St Maarten. Out of breath the first couple of minutes! Then back to normal. Ran without a watch.

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Run from the YMCA woodmont

First time I ran during the boys' gymnastics. Haven't quite figured out a good route so wasn't ideal. Some parts of Lee Highway are really old, an area where I rarely walk.

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3 miles
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Monday run

Good to blow of some steam every now and then. Went for a good run.

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5 miles
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AWS re:Invent 8K Fun Run 2018

I'm attending a conference this week, and this morning there was a charity run. It was a fun morning. We walked 30 minutes from our hotel to the start of the race, did the race and then walked back -- so plenty of exercise.

I was wearing my E*TRADE T-shirt and halfway the race someone ran next to me and shared that he used to work at E*TRADE. In fact, someone I vaguely knew -- it was nice catching up with him for a few minutes.

Back in the MGM I finally had my first cup of coffee and a nice breakfast. Then immediately on to the first session of the day, on Amazon Prime Video technology.

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Monday evening in the rain

It's rainy but I had a good run.

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5 miles
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