Tuesday, August 11, 2009

1,500 days

Yesterday marked my 1,500th day off! Not a mark I want to celebrate. Getting injured is just part of the game, just have to work to come back as fit as possible and hopefully keep the downtime to a minimum.

Breakdown of days off by year:
1978 - 3
1979 - 205
1980 - 89
1981 - 75
1982 - 53
1983 - 68
1984 - 42
1985 - 90
1986 - 89
1987 - 29
1988 - 15
1989 - 4
1990 - 8
1991 - 0
1992 - 0
1993 - 0
1994 - 39
1995 - 3
1996 - 0
1997- 209
1998 - 48
1999 - 66
2000 - 16
2001 - 20
2002 - 38
2003 - 39
2004 - 59
2005 - 65
2006 - 28
2007 - 11
2008 - 60
2009 - 29

Total = 1,500 days off
That is more than 4 years of not running!
11,206 days since I started running.
That means 1 day off for every 7.4 days run, which I guess isn’t too bad. Unfortunately it isn’t like that; typically it is months of running followed by weeks off.
My best stretch was 1991-1993 when I didn’t miss a day for over three years.

7 comments:

mueblerunner said...

That is an amazing statistic. I don't think I ran much from '93-2001 so I know I got you beat on this one. And don't worry, I took yesterday off, too.
Keep looking ahead you will be on the roads real soon!

kltilton said...

Slacker.

Derrick said...

I continue to be blown away by the volume you do water running/cross training when you are injured. Very inspiring.

Keep healing!

GZ said...

okay - so I got to ask this Dave. In retrospect, do you think we would have been less injured had you run only six days a week anyway?

double-d said...

Don't know if taking a random day off now and again would help. I hate taking days off, I just love to run. I also HATE to X-train. I think the one thing it really helps with is mental toughness. I think a lot about how I want to break 1:10 again next year at Mt Washington......

mquintal6 said...

Hey Derrick, I'm doing as much water running as Double D....

KG said...

Tabulating and updating must be nearly a full time job. I'm impressed.