YEAR Run Mi Run Time Bike Mi Bike Time (total) TOTAL HRS
2008 2644 310:53 1654 88:03 398:56
2009 1961 233:09 3548 233:19 466:28
2010 1878 230:16 4337 257:02 487:18
2011 1889 225:53 4503 289:40 515:33
2012 2200 262:49 3802 221:19 484:09
You may be thinking "nice chart, but what the hell does that mean"?
- 2200 miles of running was my second highest annual total (without digging into the vault of hand written logs).
- 5 marathons (3 of them pacing) was the most I've run in a year.
- I've hit the 25 mark of total marathons completed (7 of them Boston).
- I had a PR at the 5 mile distance.
- I had great bike and run splits at my triathlons.
- I directed the sold out Superbowl 10K for the 3rd year (550 runners)
- I directed the sold out Inaugural Saucon Rail Trail 10K (330 runners)
- I directed Town Hall Cross for the 3rd year which nearly doubled in size (400 riders)
- My races netted approximately $15,000 for local charities.
- I had a blast pacing three marathons!
- It was an honor to again be a part of the REV3 triathlon team, IMO the best triathlon series going.
- I got a new 29er mtb at the end of the year.
- Organizing the pace groups for the St. Lukes Half Marathon.
- I was honored to be involved with the inaugural Runners World Half Festival, organizing their pace groups.
- Two bouts of staph infection hurt my cycling miles and my overall multisport racing
- A lower back injury hampered my late season racing and required time off.
- My cyclocross season never got started, and ended with a couple of nasty crashes.
- I swam a total of 5 times, three of them were during races (two OLY's and a HALF).
- Did you hear that is was HOT as Boston?
- It REALLY rained hard for the REV3 Quassy OLY race.
- Seemed as though I was in peak shape in February, great for a 5 mile PR but not for the rest of the season.
- Square pegs just don't fit in round holes, that sums it up!
So, not the best but not the worst either. I learned a lot about myself last year, definitely one of the tougher years for me. I'm using that to be smarter and more efficient now.
Goals for next year:
- Get some damn momentum going!
- Tackle B&B in the same weekend (Tour of the Battenkill 4/13 and Boston Marathon 4/15)
- Actually train for the swimming portion of the triathlon!
- Do some duathlons.
- Race my MTB once or twice.
- Pick up a running client or two to coach.
- Recognize the square peg and embrace it, continue to skip rides or runs to go watch the kids practice softball or soccer, because that is what really matters.
- Hit a few more REV3 races.
- A running PR at one distance.
- Continue to give back to the community through directing races.
- Stay healthy and keep on smiling.