Daily Archives: December 31, 2013
Well, I beat last year’s running mileage by 4 miles. That’s progress!!
I was happy to finally get my bike refurbished and put some solid rides in on it late in the season. I also rowed 45 miles on our new rowing machine, which bumped up my overall hours of training somewhat.
I think I ran better back in 2009 and 2010 when my mileage was lower, but time on the bike was higher. My ideal mix seems to be about 2,500 running and 1,500 bike (which are usually all MTB miles, so they don’t rack up quite as fast).
Racing was a struggle this year. I DNF’d the Buffal Run 100 in March, ran two very slow 50 milers in May and June, then my second-fastest Leadville 100 – but it was still 3 hours off my best.
My best race was actuall a non-race solo 50 mile time trial that I ran in September.
I was fortunate to participate in many fun group runs including the Ponderous Posterior (fat ass), Leila’s Leadville run, Brandon’s Leadville run, Woody’s pancake run, and some other smaller get togethers. I had a great time with my son on a 14er trip where we climbed peaks all day every day. A fun trip to Moab with friends and family, and many other good memories.
I’m happy with my consistency and hope that I will start to see some more improvement eventually after being stalled out for quite a while.
Thanks for dropping by and I hope to see many of you on the trails in 2014!