Thursday, January 01, 2015

2014 Running and Racing Review

As far as goals go, I had a couple big fails this year.  Overall though a pretty good year and I feel like I moved forward in some areas.  Always room for change and improvement.

Goals accomplished (or not accomplished) for 2014:
I set a goal to do 100 weight workouts and completed 27 weight workouts (20 hrs, 34 min).   Big fail.  In 2013, I completed 55 weight workouts (42 hrs, 55 min).  1.06 per week in 2013 to 0.5 in 2014.

I had a goal to lose 10 - 12 lbs between Jan 1 and March 31 and lost 9 lbs.  I lost 11.6 lbs by June 18.

I set a goal to take 2 - 3 short breaks with 3 - 4 consecutive days of no running.  In 2013 I had 5 breaks and also 5 in 2014.

3/17 - 3/19 - 3 days (after 3 Days of Syllamo)
6/22 - 6/25 - 4 days (after Mohican 100 mile)
10/1 - 10/3 - 3 days (before Rock Bridge Revenge 50K - busy week)
10/20 - 10/24 - 5 days (after Big's Back Yard Ultra - 104 miles)
12/1 - 12/3 - 3 days (felt like taking a break)

I made some progress decluttering the house especially the closets.  The basement is still a disaster but things are moving forward and I am hopeful that in the next few months everything will be completed.  Right now my workout room is gone and there is no room to do weight workouts.

I wanted to use 7 weeks vacation to get balance down to 240 hrs before the end of the year.  Ended up using 5 weeks and 1 day with 297 hours balance.  Big fail.

Unlike last year, I didn't have a goal to do speed workouts and ended up doing very well with 21 workouts April - October thanks to Bob for organizing and keeping us on track.  I did take easy a few of those workouts before races but attended to stay in the groove.  Since then, I have consistently been doing stair workouts every week.

I don't set a milage goal since I tend to get enough.  Interestingly, I had the exact same mileage this year as 2012.  Also, just realized I have run for 11 years over 1,000 miles per year and over 2,000 except 1 year for the past 10 years.

Total Miles:
2014 - 2683 (yes, the exact same as 2012)
2013 - 2405
2012 - 2683
2011 - 2460
2010 - 2839
2009 - 2675
2008 – 3014
2007 – 2572
2006 – 1937
2005 – 2090
2004 - ~1000

Marathons (30 total):
2014 - (1) Heart of America Marathon (BQ)
2013 - (2) Heart of America Marathon (BQ), Kansas City Marathon (BQ)
2012 - (2) Post Oak Trail Marathon, Heart of America Marathon
2011 - (2) Berryman Trail Marathon, Heart of America Marathon (BQ)
2010 - (2) Go! St Louis Marathon (BQ), Heart of America Marathon (BQ)
2009 - (5) Disney Marathon (BQ and Sub-3 hr), 3 Days of Syllamo (Trail), Boston Marathon (BQ and Sub-3 hr), Heart of America Marathon (BQ and Course PR), Louis & Clark Marathon (BQ and Sub-3 hr)
2008 - (4) Boston Marathon (BQ and 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 (40 total):
2014 - (7) 3 Days of Syllamo 50K, 3 Days of Syllamo 50 mi, Berryman Trail 50 mi, Mohican 100 mi, Barkley Fall Classic 50K, Rock Bridge Revenge 50K, Big's Backyard Ultra 104 mi
2013 - (4) Land Between the Lakes 50 mi, Berryman Trail 50 mi, Psycho Psummer 50K, Leadville Trail 100 mi
2012 - (9) Post Oak 50K, 3 Days of Syllamo 50K, 3 Days of Syllamo 50 mi, Free State Trail 100K, Berryman Trail 50 mi, Kettle Moraine 100K (PR), Psycho Psummer 50K, Burning River 100 mi, Big Dog's Backyard Ultra 104 mi
2011 - (5) Psycho Wyco 50K, Grand Canyon 47 mi, Psycho Psummer 50K, Rock Bridge Revenge 50K, Pumpkin Holler 100 mi (PR)
2010 - (6) Psycho Wyco 50K, Free State Trail 100K (PR), Kettle Moraine 100 mi (PR), Flatrock 50K, Rock Bridge Revenge 50K, Ozark Trail 100 mi
2009 - (4) 3 Days of Syllamo 50 mi, Psycho Wyco 50K, Berryman 50 mi, Q50 Ultramarathon 50K (PR)
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 for 2014:
100 mi - 2
50 mi - 2
50K - 3
Marathon – 1
Half Marathon - 1
20K - 2
10 mi - 1
10K - 6
4 mi - 4
5K - 9

8 are Thursday night trail races - 13 free races.

Total running miles run in 31 races: 555 miles (last year 41 races – 473 mi)

States I ran marathons and ultras in 2014 (4): AR, KY, MO, OH - no new states
All states I have run marathons and ultras (17): AR, AZ, CO, FL, IL, LA, KS, KY, MA,MD, MN, MO, OH, OK, OR, TN, WI

2014 PR in 4 mi
2013 PR in 50 mi
2012 PRs in 25K, 100K
2011 PRs in 4 mi, 10K, 100 mi
2010 PRs in 1 mi, 4 mi, 10 mi, half marathon, 3/4 marathon, 100K, 100 mi
2009 PRs in 5K, 25K, half marathon, and 50K
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 2015 (no running goals other than breaks from running):
1.  Continue weight lifting and try to get at least 75 workouts for the year (deadline Dec 31)

2. Take 2 - 3 short breaks from running during the year with at least 3 - 4 consecutive days of no running. (deadline Dec 31)

3. Clean up back yard and plant stuff (already have started the clean up)

4.  Declutter house - basement (complete as soon as basement construction is done)

5.  Use about 6 weeks vacation to get balance down to around 240 hours before end of 2015 (deadline Dec 31)

Races planned for 2015 (subject to change):
January - Runner's Choice 20K (cancelled due to cold)
February - Nut Race 5K
March - Super Scout 5K, 3 Days of Syllamo, Sedalia Half Marathon (conflict with Syallamo so did not run)
April - Mustang Stampede 5K
May - Berryman Trail 50 miler
June - Kettle Moraine 100 (don't feel like it)
July - Parley Pratt 4 mi, Show-Me Games 10K
August - Great Sandbagger 10K
September - Heart of America Marathon
October – Rock Bridge Revenge 50K
November - Hunger Run 5K, Thanksgiving Day Pie Run 10K
December - Cheese and  Sauerkraut 10 miler, Columbia Eve Fest 5K
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