you may have noticed the lack of running talk recently. that would be because there isn't anything to say. my heart is doing ok, the nausea is under control, but unfortunately my skin (mainly arms) is hurting something awful. this is nothing new, i just haven't blogged about it (i don't think). i'm ok, it's just really uncomfortable and hurts to move. hopefully i'll get some relief soon - i'm feeling jiggly with no exercise and envious of reading all your workout/race posts. :(
i'll get to answering all your questions from the "q&a" post soon. feel free to add more burning questions here.
here are some random stats on female runners. i've never actually thought about these things before and my thoughts/opinion of myself haven't changed after comparing. this is just for randomsake.
(as seen on my dirt road anthem, originally from running usa)
typical u.s. female runner:
ever wonder how you compare? [no] these are stats for the typical "core" runner. core runners are active adult participants who tend to enter running events, train year-round, and purchase 2-4 running shoes each year.
average age: 38.5 i'm younger (hopefully this means many more years of running bliss for me)
78.2% college educated
70.3% earn a household income of $75,000+
average number of years running: 9.9 years i'm a veteran - 13 years!
average number of running events participated in during the last 12 months: 7.2 events i've done 12, 11 if you take out my dnf
51.8% have completed 1 marathon or more in their lifetime
70.4% run/jog 4+ hours each week
77.7% run 12 months a year
average number of days run per week: 4.0
average number of miles run per week: 21.9
66.1% describe themselves as ‘frequent/fitness runners’ never thought about this one. i guess 'fitness runner' sounds good.
favorite race distance is the half-marathon (39.0%) agreed, distance + speed, without a week-long "hangover" (marathoner's shuffle)
interested in entering next year: half-marathon (77.0%), 5k (57.3%), 10k (56.0%), marathon (43.3%)
primary motivation to start running: for exercise (25.0%), weight concerns (14.5%), needed a new challenge (9.3%) i started running in high school cross country, so i would have to say competition.
motivation to continue to run: staying in shape (76.8%), staying healthy (74.2%), relieving stress (64.4%) all of the above plus so josh doesn't kill me; i get moody if i don't run.
average number of running shoes purchased in last 12 months: 2.9 pairs i'm below average - 1
,ast running shoes purchased: asics (26.4%), brooks (16.6%), saucony (14.2%) mizuno, guess i'm weird
65.3% spent $90+ on their running shoes and 47.9% purchased their running shoes at a specialty running store yes and yes; i appreciate the value my local running stores provide to the community. it helps that i only need 1-2 pairs per year.
favorite brands of running apparel: nike (64.8%), under armour (45.7%), champion (34.3%), adidas (30.7%) i'm not picky, but i do have a lot of nike and sugoi
80.4% spent $100+ on running apparel in the last 12 months and 59.6% purchased running apparel at a specialty running store
average weight: 137.6 lbs
average height: 65.01 inches / 5 feet, 5 inches
average body mass index (bmi): 22.9
40.9% are content with their weight it's just a number. wouldn't mind seeing some of the flab disappear though.
42.3% are content with their fitness level not right now - i want to get back to 'where i was' before the nausea of 2009 took over my life.
how do you fit in? or, stand out?