Tuesday, March 03, 2009

2008 Recap & 2009 Update

Well, it has been a while since my last update. Ok, so I haven't posted one yet this year. Since it is March now, I guess I better get something out there.

2008 recap

Wow...what a year. Seriously, folks. Ok, so the year is over. I was going over things and looking at the year. It was a tough year for me personally. It was also very busy with work and...well...running. My goals were pretty simple for the year: PR in everything and qualify for Boston. For the most part I did that. I didn't actually break my 5k...I tied it. (However, I did tie it running second overall at the race!) But everything else 10k to 100k was set.

Along the way, there were some very cool things that happened:

  1. Climbed my first mountain (Bear Peak in Boulder)
  2. Ran my first 100k
  3. Ran my fist 10 miler...always been on my list of todo's
  4. Ran 27 races total...6 were in one month, July
  5. Ran 10 races straight finishing in the 90 percentile or higher
  6. Ran over 2,200 miles (somewhere between 2200-2400...lost some data early this year)

2009 Update & Plan

So I have been busying trying to figure out the rest of the year and also set some goals like I did last year. Where those are still finalizing I do have things close. At least, I do know my goal races for the year. No surprise that Boston is my number one focus for the first half of the year. For the second half, I am planning on running the Burning River 100. I know that many of you knew this was coming and I jinxed myself by saying that if I made it to Boston, I am going to reward myself with a 100 Miler. What better one to do that one in my backyard.

Of course, this does mean that I mean to make it throw the first half of the year in one piece. This has been a ROUGH winter with the cold, but Spring isn't far off.

Are those my only two races? Hell, no. I hope you all know me better than that! I have some lined up. Beating 27 will be tough to do, so I expect fewer but longer races.