From my January 1, 2015 post I had two goals: sub 2 hour 1/2 and 1 or 2 centuries and the Pan Mass Challenge.
Did I sub 2 a 1/2? No, no I didn't. Did I put in the work to do this? No, no I didn't. Did I beat myself about the head and neck? No, no I didn't. My last 1/2 of the year was very reflective.
Did I ride the PMC and 1 or 2 Centuries, Yes, yes I did. I considered a third century the first week in October, the weather was horrid, why torture myself?
1/2/16 Editors note: I counted bibs, I missed two race recaps JP Morgan Corporate Challenge and RISPFP
I focused in on what I wanted to do and learned to have fun running the race, I still have some more learning to do.
5K - 10
10K - 2
1/2 Marathons - 3
5 milers - 2
5.5 miler - 1
10 miler - 1
12 miler - 1 (DNF)
20K - 1 (DNF)
7.6 Miler - 1
8 Miler - 1
I earned 2 DNF, the first took me many months to fully get over, the second, I'm still working through. I will tackle those races again.
I learned I need to find the fun in running and that means helping someone else to their goal (takes the pressure off me? - not sure of the psychology behind this).
Rides: 2 centuries, 186 miles of PMC, 57 mile leg of the Old Glory Relay, and a memorable 87 mile ride of hills.
I learned that my recovery time from the centuries is longer than I think it is going to be and I really need to ride into work regularly.
Miles: 3247, run, walk, bike
Eeking by 2014 totals with the assistance of spin classes, I kinda feel like I didn't quite earn them, and during class I KNOW I earned them.
Fascinating! These are the steps I take, exercise and general existing!
Biking: PMC, starting out of Sturbridge MA - the full 192 miles, 2 or 3 Century rides - TBD I'm over TFCE, and I'd like to to Mt. Washington again but it is the week before the PMC and I don't know if that is going to give me enough recovery time. I have to do some research and make some decisions before the end of January. 2,016 miles on the bike, it MAY be doable with one or two spin classes a week and commuting into work on the bike in the summer.
Running: Full Marathon - targeting the Indianapolis Marathon in September. Possibly at 50K in the fall - I'd love to run the Delaware Water Gap 50K.
2,016 walking + running miles: This is a HUGE stretch goal for me. 2015 I achieved 1,679 miles between running and walking. Will I make it? I'm not sure. Will I try? Yes. I've set up my training log to keep track of the running and the walking miles and what I need to hit each week to achieve it. It is essentially 12 walking miles per week and 27 running miles for 52 weeks.
All these miles put me at 4,036 miles for the year, about 800 more than I'm trending. That means about 80 more hours on the bike and about 130 more hours running through the year. It will be interesting so see how committed I am.
Beth, older and wiser?