Sunday, January 3, 2016

2015 Year in Review

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:

Stay healthy
win at least one race
Do some epic runs
snowshoe race
xc ski
break 5min in the mile (I've done this every year since I started running in 1994)
paddle board
mtn bike
play soccer and basketball
rock climb
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!


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  2. Great recap, Greg! You may be on borrowed time against Jonny though...he's a machine ;)

  3. Quite the mix of activities, Greg! I love x-c skiing now, but didn't like it when my parents forced me as a kid. On the other hand, indoor soccer with my brother Kurt now just beats me up too much (although you're a tad younger).
    Finally, please do keep up the blogging! Happy 2016.

  4. Glad to see a mix of activities! Sounds to me like you met your goals! All the best for 2016!

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  6. What's the date for the track to break 5? I can try to be there!