Thursday, January 4, 2018

2017 Review

Wow, that was a fast year! It seems like it just started a couple of months ago. I wish time would slow down. Guess it's a good reason to make the most of the time we do have.

Rambling aside, here were my workout-related numbers from 2017.

Runs: 154
Miles: 838
Hours: 118.7
Miles/Run: 5.44
Avg. Pace/Mi: 8:30
Long Run: 14 mi.
Highest Mileage Month: 105.8 (Sept)
Highest Mileage Week: 31.4
Races: 5 (four 10k, one Half Marathon)
Tot. Elev. Gain: 24,155'
Elev. Gain/Mi: 28.8'

Rides: 29
Miles: 783
Hours: 49.0
Miles/Ride: 27.0
Avg MPH: 16.0
Long Ride: 57 mi.
Highest Mileage Month: 196 (Jul)
Highest Mileage Week: 73.8
Tot. Elev. Gain: 18,365'
Elev. Gain/Mi: 23.5'
Most Elev. Gain/1 Ride: 1672' (57 mi)
Rides: 30
Miles: 400
Hours: 25.6
Miles/Ride: 13.3
Avg. MPH: 15.6

Swims: 15
Yards: 26,000
Min/100yd: 2.25
Long Swim: 2750 yds

So many numbers. That even makes MY eyes glaze over. The best part of 2017's training is the fact that I wasn't sidelined for more than a couple of days at a time. I had a few aggravating niggles, but never a major injury. My left knee continues to taunt me, but I've been able to train through it. I've also had some hip soreness, but nothing major.

2017 was a rebuilding year for me. I'm hoping 2018 will be the beginning of a testing year. That said, it will be done with caution and preservation in mind. My goal is to continue cross-training (whether or not that translates to a triathlon), along with consistent strength training (which I slacked off on toward the end of 2017).

My main "A" race this year will be the Windermere Half Marathon, on May 20th, with my "almost A" race being the Spokane Half Marathon, in October. I'll run several other races throughout the year, including a return to Bloomsday, on May 6th (22 years after I ran it for the first time).