Daily Archives: December 31, 2011

2011 Year End Stats

Last year:

Loose goal for 2011 = 3,000 running, 2,000 bike…  We’ll see.

The stats:

Missed the bike goal by a long ways, but I did manage to squeak out 3,000 miles on foot in style with 26.2 on the final day of the year.  Works out to an 8.2 mile per day average.  It was just a few years ago when 8 miles was the longest run I had ever done.  Wow.

I still think my ideal year would be 3,000 run/2,00o bike, but I can see now that those numbers are pretty far out of reach due to available training time.  I miss the bike, but am not really willing to cut back on the running at this stage.

So, next year’s goal:

3,333 run / 999 bike

Staying healthy for running will be key.  I had two calf injuries this year that knocked me out for 10 days each.  That was a major victory over previous years when I have been out for 1-3 months at a time with various issues.  On the bike side, I need to get serious about incorporating a commute on at least a weekly basis (20 miles each way).  That will be one way to get some extra miles and replacing some behind-the-wheel time with saddle time.

Happy 2012!