Friday, December 23, 2011
Races COMPLETED in 2011 :
January: DNF in Mountain Mist 50K Trail Run
February: Black Warrior 25K trail run; Love your library 5K
March: Delano Park 12 Hour run- 49 miles.
May: Cotton Row Run 10K
June: Burningtree Beast 15K; RiverCity RedCross Run 10K; Rotary Run 5M
July: Peavine Falls 8.2 mile
August: Cullman Bank Midnight 5K (preceeded by a 20 mile training run); Hot to Trot 8 Hour 31 miles
September: Tupelo Marathon; Georgia Jewel 50M trail run
October: Nashville Ultra Marathon 50M
November: Flying Monkey Marathon; Turkey Trot 5K
December: One Epic Run 24 (well..12) hr; 32.5 M; *planned: Recover from the Holidays 50K
2011 miles per month : Jan=55 Feb=73 Mar=128 Apr=97 May=35 June=98 July=156 Aug=155 Sept=160 Oct=167 Nov=151 Dec=50 to date (and will add about40-some miles, with a week to go and registered for a Dec 31 50K to finish out the year.)
2011: 1350 miles (28 mpw) 2 marathons; 6 ultras (Compared to 2010: 1951 miles (42 mpw) 3 marathons; 6 ultras)
JAN--- recovering from 24 hour event at New Years 2010/11 (distance PR of 78 M); out with flu for a week; metatarsal flare up into FEB.
PERKED UP and ran well in MARCH!
APRIL-elbow strain; time off week Desmond was born; abcessed tooth (non running related but did effect my training)
Late APRIL-MAY-into JUNE out/recovering from major ANKLE SPRAIN
NOVEMBER GOOD (40+mpw averages)
mid NOVEMBER-DECEMBER. hip issues
so.. for about half the year, I've been dealing with one glitch or another, and the ankle sprain basically kept me off my feet for 6-8 weeks solid. Too much time off; not enough long runs in training; and subpar weekly mileage.
And I suppose I should add weight gain under injuries as well. :( At the moment, I'm definitely a "clydesdale filly" and need to lose 30 pounds, which has crept on (with disgustingly relentless back-sliding progress) in the 18 months post menopause.
I had some good races in 2011, but not many PRs, and a couple OMG bad/slow/painful events; the previous year felt sooooo much better! How to capture some of that "rush" again in the coming year? How to best train and reach my goals?