My run on Saturday was a quick paced 3.4 miles. I was half thinking of running a bit more, but my reason for running longer was to reach a number goal of 1000 miles for the calendar year. It is a silly benchmark and not a smart reason to tack on more miles. Sure I want to reach the 1000 mile plateau. And I want to stay healthy. Adding on extra miles is not always the best idea. So I kept to my plan to run smarter, and ran a tempo type run of a shorter distance. Will I go out again in the last 2 days of the year? I imagine I will figure out a way to train smart and reach the 1000 mile mark. I only have to run about 6 more miles to get there. What are your thoughts?