Thursday, January 2, 2014

2013 Year In Review

Goodbye's been quite an adventure!

Swim: 19.1 Miles (Definitely more consistant and solid training for the tri season)
Bike: 613 Miles (This a new high for me on the bike.  Loved getting to know my new bike! Hopefully will have many more miles on it next year!)
Run: 1110.5 Miles (Less miles that last year, but completely on purpose.  I have a new philosophy for marathon training and long runs.  The Hanson-esque mileage just works for me.) This year it is going to be all about quality running.
Cross Training: (Core/Strength Training/HIT Classes): 24 hours 51 minutes

Marathons: 2
Half-Marathons: 2
Duathlon: 1
Sprint Triathlon: 1
Olympic Triathlon: 1 
5K: 2
1500M Indoor Track race: 1
Mile: 1
DNF's: 1 (Finger Lakes Fifties)
Ragnar Relay: 1 (Niagara)

Marathon: 4:37:17 (Pocono Mountains)
Half Marathon: 1:56:39 (Red Baron)
5K: 26:12 (Pie & Glove)
10K: 55:XX (While running Red Baron)
1500M on Indoor Track: 7:17 (Beaten by a race walker!)
Olympic Distance Triathlon: 3:20:41 (Tri Dunkirk)

Overall, a pretty good year.  I had 3 big goals this year:

  1. Go under 4:30 in the marathon. PR'd big at Poconos with 6 minute PR on crazy hills & ran well at Wineglass in crazy heat, but just couldn't get under my "Oprah" goal.  I guess I can't be disappointed in a PR, but I KNOW I can run better.  I have a plan to change things up so I can achieve this this spring.  Stay Tuned.....
  2. Complete an Olympic Distance Triathlon.  CHECK! Did the Dunkirk Tri at the end of August and I have to say I definitely have my tri mojo back.  I loved the training...even the bricks.  I discovered that my body thrives in doing more than one discipline a day.  And I got my big girl tri bike, learned to use clipless pedals (only 1 cracked rib to show for it ;)) and learned to love the bike! I can even change a flat by the side of the road now!  I need a trainer for the winter now.  Any suggestions that won't break the bank?
  3. And here's the biggie: Go Sub-2 in the Half.  BIG CHECK!  Red Baron Half was the highlight of my entire year.  Not only did I do what I thought was impossible, but I did it in killer style, really racing and giving it every ounce of what I had.  This is the kind of performance that I know lies inside of me for the marathon. I just need to figure out how to bring it out on race day.

The DNF at Finger Lakes Fifties doesn't bother me.  Honestly, my heart wasn't in me for another ultra this year...especially at the cost of a much planned for triathlon.

Thank you all for all the positive support this year!  I appreciate everyone who takes the time to read and respond on my blog! You are all great!


One Crazy Penguin said...

That is a huge year! You may not have gone sub-4:30, but a PR is still a PR :)

And the sub 2:00 half is awesome! That is one of my big goals for 2014!

Kate Geisen said...

What a great year you had!! Here's to an even more amazing 2014!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a successful year!! Congrats on huge PR's!

Mike said...

Congrats on a great year, specially the sub 2 hour half marathon!

TriMOEngr said...

That is a super KICK ASS year! So excited for you for all that you accomplished! I need to go do some tally work on my final numbers. I know I kicked butt on my bike this year training for my century, but my running has only been picking up the last month or two. Excited to see what 2014 brings for you and your speedster kiddos.

Jamie said...

You did amazing in 2013!! I was so glad I could see you accomplish your sub-2 half marathon!!