Friday, January 02, 2009

2008 Running and Racing Year in Review

Goals accomplished this year (I had 6 goals for this year and accomplished my top 4):

1. Sub - 3 hour marathon
2. Ran fewer 5Ks. I ran one less 5K than last year
3. Ran more trail races and more on trails
4. Enjoyed running and racing

I did not meet my goals to become a better swimmer and do a triathlon. I had a lot of other great accomplishments but they were not goals.

Total Miles:
2008 – 3014
2007 – 2572
2006 – 1937
2005 – 2090
2004 - ~1000

Marathons:
2008 - (4) Boston Marathon (BQ & PR), Laughing Out Loud Marathon, Heart of America Marathon (BQ), Twin Cities Marathon (BQ)
2007 - (5) Laughing Out Load, Berryman (First Trail Marathon - placed
4th), Heart of America (BQ), Baltimore Marathon (BQ), Bass Pro
Marathon
2006 - (3) Flying Pig (BQ), Heart of America (BQ, Chicago (BQ)
2005 - (3) Mad City, Heart of America (BQ), Portland (BQ)
2004 - (1) Heart of America

Ultramarathons:
2008 – (4)3 Days of Syllamo 50K, 3 Days of Syllamo 50 mi, Berryman 50 mi, Rock Creek Trail 50K
2007 - (1) Hocking Hills Indian Run 60K


Number of each type of races:
50 mi – 2
50K - 2
Marathon – 4
Half Marathon - 1
20K - 3
10 mi - 1
10K - 2
5 mi - 1
8K - 1
4 mi - 1
5K - 10

Total running miles run in 28 races: 385 miles (last year 30 races – 295 mi)

States I ran marathons and ultras in 2008 (5): AR, KS, MA, MN, MO
All states I have run marathons and ultras (9): AR, IL, KS, MA, MD, MN, OH, OR, WI

2008 PRs in 5K, 5 mi, 10K, 10 mi, marathon, 50K, 50 mi
2007 PRs in 5K, 4 mi, 8K, 5 mi, 10K, 10 mi
2006 PRs in 20K, Half Marathon, and Marathon

Goals for 2009:
1. Continue to enjoy running and racing

I am making it easy this year and having only 1 running goal. Too much other going on in life right now. I would like to sell house and settle in a new home this year closer to where I work. Also, would like to focus on work so that our expansion goes smoothly.

Marathons and ultras planned for 2009:
January - Disney
February - Maybe Pyscho Wyco 50K
March - 3 days of Sylammo
April - Boston Marathon
May - Berryman Trail 50 miler
June - No plans
July - No plans
August - No plans
September - Heart of America Marathon
October – Rock Creek Trail 50K
November - No plans
December - No plans
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