A year ago, this week, I began my "100 mile week" log. Prior to that running journal, I kept a small, fairly sparse account of my weekly mileage. 50-70 miles a week was my normal range before 2008 (2005-2008). A year ago, this week (technically last week, actually), I began averaging 101 miles a week. After the last 7 months of 120+ weeks, my yearly average, if taken from today, has been closer to 110-120 miles a week for 52 weeks.
I am feeling good. I am hopeful that I have many more years of consistent training. As I mature and grow I find myself feeling better more often. Taking easy days when I need, 1 a days when I ought to and listening more closely to my body. Longevity @ high mileage, I have come to learn, comes from being patient, methodical and peaceful. At least this is my approach. That is all.