Well, 56,396 miles / 1501 weeks, x 52 = annual average of 1954. This is skewed, in that I used to do more in my early years of running - for around a 5 year period in the 1990's I aimed for 2500 per year, (highest was 1992 at 2550 miles; actually slightly under 50mpw). Injury has intervened also in recent times; hence 2008 - 1150 miles (had left knee arthroscopy) 2009 - 1136 miles - building back after said op 2010 - 1947 miles 2011 - 2056 - back to something like it - did Nottm mara 2012 - 787 miles - right knee injury and ruined Boston campaign 2013 - 1585 - building back (again) 2014 - 2003 to date, and 2 mara campaigns, hence cautious satisfaction . . . .
To summarise, I've never been a massive mileage runner (as stated, highest year total 2550). Ideally I tend to have "seasons"' so higher miles in mara campaign, then recovery/social running periods. I do believe, though, in the consistent consistency approach, and now I'm 60 I don't want to be too far away, at any given time, from being able to start a campaign. Hence, since Mable my weekly totals have been 10,35,34,30,46,44,42 with longer runs of a 12, 2x13, 2x15, and a 18. I like to have an annual miles goal in mind, as I find it helps me with motivation to get out of the door. If my legs hold up, that will be 2000 per annum for the next year or few.