Friday, December 31, 2010

Looking Back and Looking Forward

2010 was a mighty fine year for me, athletically speaking.  Here's a look at the year in numbers:

9 = races I competed in
5 = PRs (more than half my races, I'm happy with that)
2 = virtual races I competed in
2 = virtual race PRs (w00t!)
1 = virtual races I hosted
1 = triathlon AG wins (and yes, there were other people in my AG competing)
0 = other AG podium placements (maintaining my Queen of 4th Place status is tough, but somebody has to do it)
3 = marathons run
2 =  marathons that I walked most of, due to vomitting
13 = times I threw up during those two marathons
14 = races that I spectated/supported/cheered for other members of my family
0 = training plans I completed exactly as planned
4 = pairs of running shoes I wore out
2 = breaks I've taken from running due to minor injury
1 = running blogs started
131 = new friends made from running blog  :-)
120 = times I've blathered on about myself in a blog post
945 = approximate miles run
920 = approximate miles biked (I think it's pretty funny that I apparently ran more miles than I biked)
15 = approximate miles swum

Wow, what a great year I had!  Until I did the math today, I had no idea I was so close to hitting 1000 miles for the year.  Looking at the stats like this really makes me look forward to 2011.  The final numbers for total miles run, biked, and swum are approximate because I keep lousy records, which I plan on changing for 2011.  I'm in the process of setting up a spreadsheet to track my swimming, biking, running and strength training hours.
So.  What are my goals for 2011?  I'm so glad you asked, because I'm super excited about them!  I don't have any specific mileage goals (though I'm thinking I should try a little harder to hit 1000 miles next year since I was so close this year), but I do have some racing goals in mind:
  • Compete in one race of (almost) every distance:  5K, 10K, Half-Marathon, Marathon, Sprint, Oly and Half-Iron.  No full Iron for me this year, but it's on my radar for 2012.
  • Ideally, of course, I'd like to PR for all distances.  The Oly and the Half-Iron are gimmes because they're new, but I feel like I've got a better race in me for the other distances, too.  Well, to be honest, the 5K is iffy.  I kicked a** at my last 5K.
  • Train smarter, including *ahem* taking time off.  My ideal goal is NO INJURIES in 2011.
Here's to a happy and healthy New Year for us all!!


Amanda@runninghood said...

What a great 2010~ Amazing woman! And great goals...finding time to take time off will be tricky with all you have on your list. ;) I want to try my first tri of some distance...maybe Olympic. we shall see! Happy New Year!

DRog said...

What a YEAR!! Congrats

and you forgot to add
1 - learned how to HTFU

I still laugh when I think of that post recap convo you and your hubby had where you uncovered his ITBand issues while "whining" (hey your words not mine) about your own.
hahaha - might have to go read that post again


Carrie said...

Congrats on having an awesome year!! :) I loved the breakdown by numbers! Also, I think your goals for 2011 are terrific! I wish you lots of luck with all of them, and I hope your new year starts off fantastically!

ajh said...

Love the numbers post. Lots of PRs! Good luck in 2011!

Tortuga_Runner said...

Very impressive P, hopefully we can meet up at a race in the near future. Looking forward to your 2011 race schedule. Congrats on a fantastic year and best wishes on 2011.

LMC said...

Great post. You did have a great 2010! Thanks for sharing it with us through your blog. I always enjoy reading your blog! BTW, I'm impressed that you kept track of so much stuff in 2010!

I hope you have an injury free 2011!! Good luck and Happy New Year!!

Christi said...

I hope you have a great year! Injury free is an excellent idea so I wish that for all of us!

Detroit Runner said...

Great year for 2010; hoping 2011 will be great too!

Laurie said...

Congrats on an awesome last year and it looks like you've got a good plan for this upcoming one. I've been a little delinquent in blog reading lately but have to say I am very impressed by your cold water swimming. You are so awesome!! Happy New Year P!

Megan said...

I like your idea of competing in all those different distance races. I should try and put my eggs in different baskets. :) Happy New Year!! So glad we became bloggie friends. :)

tri like mary said...

What a great year! Can't wait to see what you accomplish in 2011!

Chris K said...

That looks like a super full year of some ups and downs. PR in all distances? Can't you think of something a little more challenging?:-)

MCM Mama said...

Great year and those are some great goals! Have an awesome 2011!