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.