My mileage goals for 2021

With two months to go til the end of 2021… I’ve been looking at my mileage and seeing what sort of goals I might be likely to achieve.

If you know me, you know I like a round number… but I’m not sure I’ll be able to get a round number with all of my activities… we’ll see. (By the way, I use Garmin to track all my miles, and have done since 2009)

At the moment, it’s looking like I could achieve the following:

Swimming 115-120 miles
Running 400 miles
Cycling 600 miles
Walking 650-700 miles
Total = 1765 – 1820 miles

With a persistent and annoying injury carrying on from last year into the middle of this year, I’ve stepped back from my running and thrown myself into the pool… I mean swimming.

My annual running mileage is at the lowest it’s ever been – maybe even less than my first year running in 2009… but I’m ok with that. And I’m glad to be running pain free 2-3 times a week now. 2-5 or 6 miles is fine…but I’ll need to put the focus back in it again Particularly when I’m still swimming for 2-3 hours a week.

So with about 9 weeks of the year left, here’s where I’m at and what I could aim to achieve in my activities:

SWIMMING – aim for 115-120 miles

So far in 2021:
– 138,834 yards / 126,950 metres / 78.9 miles

41.1 miles to get to 120 miles
Or about 66150m

Plan:
2.7-3.0km each time / 8.1-9.0km each week
Approx 23 swims left,
– 12 swims in Nov = 32400-36000
– 11 swims in Dec = 29700-33000

It might be a bit steep and it might be just a case of seeing what will be will be, but Ill be looking forward to totalling up how many lengths and metres and miles I’ve swum at the end of the year.

RUNNING – aim for 400 miles
Miles run so far in 2021 = 313.6
= 86.4 to get to 400

Aim for 47 miles in November
And 39.4 miles in December

Weekly Plan:
Nov 1 – 3.4, 4.0, 6.4 = 13.8
Nov 8 – 3.1, 4.0, 3.1 = 10.2
Nov 15 – 3.1, 5.0, 3.1 = 11.2
Nov 22 – 3.1, 5.0 = 8.1
Nov 29 – 3.7 = total = 47 miles

Dec 1 – 3.1, 3.5 = 6.6
Dec 6 – 3.1, 4.0, 3.1 = 10.2
Dec 13 – 3.1, 4.0, 3.1 = 10.2
Dec 20 – 3.1, 5.0 = 8.1
Dec 27 – 4.3 = total 39.4 miles

CYCLING – aim for 600 miles

= 575.9 for 2021 so far
= 24.1 miles to get to 600

Plan:
4 x 30 min spins
Or 2 x 12 mile bike rides

I’ve not been cycling much since maybe May or June time, but to round up the miles I could do a few more spin or cycle sessions.

WALKING – aim for 700 miles ?
2021 so far = 599.3
= 100.7 miles to get to 700

Plan:
11 miles / 2-3 walks a week

50 miles a month? Or maybe 25 to get to 650?

I doubt I’ll walk 100 miles in the next two months (as I’ve not been walking all that much) but we’ll see.

How many miles are you at for the year so far, and how many do you think you’ll get to?

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