2015 is over. It was not a great running year for me. After 21 years of running and racing I decided to take it down a couple of notches. My goals were to have fun and stay active and not go crazy with the running. Here are the numbers.
I ran a total of 1,876 miles for a 35.4 mpw average.
I raced 14 times
I won two races the Pisgah 23K and the Chesterfield 10K
I set one course record at the Chesterfield 10K in 37:43
I ran 3 snowshoe races and got 2nd in all 3 of them
I got 2nd at Lil Rhody, Big River 1/2, Run for the Beavers and the Fast Friends 4.5mi road race
I did 9 track workouts
I set two training run pr's on my Friedsam loop in 28:37 and Kilburn loop in 47:05
I was pretty pleased with a couple of results despite my lack of training. I was happy to get 2nd to Ferenc at Prospect Mtn snowshoe race. I also was pumped with my 2nd place at Big River 1/2. I really thought I could have won without getting confused with the lack of course markings. Run with the Beavers and Lil Rhody were pretty solid runs for me as well. I also had a great time running the Ragnar trail relay with a fun group of runners.
In some of my non-running activities, I started xc skiing which was a blast. I also did some stand-up paddle boarding in the summer. I got into lifting again which was fun. I also got back into largemouth bass fishing and caught a nice 5lber and countless other nice fish. I've been playing indoor soccer and rock climbing a few times as well this year. I touched rim again this year which I'd like to still be able to do at age 40.
Looking forward to 2016 I have some goals:
win at least one race
Do some epic runs
break 5min in the mile (I've done this every year since I started running in 1994)
play soccer and basketball
keep my winning streak alive against Jonny ;)
start to build up my running once I turn 39 so I can crush it at age 40
do yoga more
keep blogging even if it's not impressive
Cheers to a happy and healthy 2016 to everyone!