Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Running Year in Review and Plans for 2012

I know, I know it's the last day of the first month of the new year and I'm just getting to this. Be happy, I still haven't mailed out my Christmas cards!

2011 my running goal was 1000 miles... total miles 1,053.14! Yea!

Mt. Lemmon - almost to the top!
Arizona Road Racers Desert Classic 1/2 Marathon
Aravaipa Running's Mesquite Canyon trail 1/2 Marathon
Mount Lemmon 1/2 Marathon

My running was a bit all over the place this year. Our trip to cooler country totally ruined me when we returned to the desert and 118* degree heat. Combined with distractions like school and now flying, my running has been taking a backseat to almost everything else.

The good, I am strength training with some consistency and am seeing gains.
The bad, not really running my plan.
The ugly, I'm up 18 pounds since this time last year, ewww, is that right??? Ugh, yes it's right. :(

The plan get rid of this 18 pounds!
Make a running plan and plan my flying and everything else around that. Running needs to be in the front seat!!!

So far I only have one event scheduled and that is Ragnar Del Sol. Since I'm the slowest on the team I have the least amount of miles. I feel really good about this though. I've been doing multiple runs and my longest distance is 4 miles, easy peasy.

I need to figure out what my running goals are. I have a milestone birthday this year and last year I had grand ideas but now I'm at a loss. Last January I ran 112 miles this January 57. :/

There are two things that are holding me back on entering more races; one the cost, with flight training I'm sinking every spare cent into that; and two I've fallen apart at the end of my training for most of my events last year. I performed fine I just sort of had a mental breakdown, it was especially bad before Mount Lemmon. So maybe I just need to run this year and not worry about races right now.

I am excited about Ragnar though and the team thing. Maybe this is what I need to get my racing spark back?

I think I will head out and do an easy 3 so I can at least hit the 60 mile mark for January. ;-)

Happy Running!

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