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- - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2018-12-31 10:28 AM
How was your running year?

I am very pleased with mine.

1466 miles (my third highest since I started keeping track in 2003)

Ran Crazylegs with my dad for the 22nd year in a row. My son joined us for the first time.

I ran the Petit Indoor Marathon, Titletown 6 hour and Superior Shore 1/2 Marathon.

Injury free.
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-12-31 1:14 PM
Great job The Beard!
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2018-12-31 2:41 PM
What a fun tradition with your dad!
Parent - By Doughboy (spamkiller) Date 2018-12-31 4:37 PM
:cool:

Nice year!
Parent - By Witchy1 Date 2018-12-31 8:28 PM
Very impressive!
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2019-01-01 7:37 AM
Nice job on the mileage! I know it's hard to be consistent, but it seemed like you ran all the time.
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2019-01-01 7:56 AM
Nice year :happy:
Parent - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2019-01-01 3:50 PM
Three generations at Crazylegs.:hug:
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2019-01-01 6:19 PM
Nice! :cool:
Parent - - By old turtle Date 2019-01-01 6:40 PM
Very nice! I had my best year in a long time. If I could have made my sore body run Monday I could have beaten you. (1464.65). I may have to add up my miles again. :laugh:
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2019-01-02 10:07 AM
I have to admit that part of why I ran on the 31st was because I wanted to ABSOLUTELY DESTROY you.:blush:: pbbt:
Parent - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2019-01-04 1:44 PM
Yay Bread!
Parent - - By IB Date 2019-01-07 4:49 PM
That Crazylegs streak is awesome.
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2019-01-08 10:00 AM
Yeah, it's something that we're proud of.:cool:
- - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-12-31 1:17 PM
How was your running year? :cool:

I am also very pleased with my year. I met my goal even after taking a month off with PF. I still feel niggles but I've gotten into a pretty good stretching/rolling routine that seems to minimize those.

1,035 miles (my highest ever)

I ran the Hot Chocolate 15K, Panther City 1/2 (finished sub 2 hours) and the Wildcat Blast 5K with Jack :hug:
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2018-12-31 1:33 PM
Nice. Sounds a bit like my 2017, a long stretch off due to PF. Nice job hitting your goal even with the setback. :cool:
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2018-12-31 2:41 PM
Congrats on your highest year ever!!
Parent - By Doughboy (spamkiller) Date 2018-12-31 4:37 PM
Great year! :cool:
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2019-01-01 7:56 AM
Great year!
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2019-01-01 8:11 AM
I am glad you sidestepped PF and are still running. If you don't pay attention it can drag on forever. 

Sounds like a very good year!
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2019-01-01 6:19 PM
Great job! :cool:
Parent - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2019-01-04 1:44 PM
Aw yeah! :cool:
Parent - By IB Date 2019-01-07 4:50 PM
Congratulations on the mileage PR!
- - By mkh (Mr. Fashionista) Date 2018-12-31 1:49 PM
How was your running year? It was my most medicore year in a while.

Mileage wise I was down. Need to count it all up but thinking it's around 2800 or so.
I didn't PR in any race distance this year. Closest was another 5k on a course that was mismeasured and once again missed an official sub 16.
I did stay healthy, though I can tell I'm getting old and don't recover as well.
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2018-12-31 2:42 PM
Staying healthy is always a win.:cool:
Parent - By Doughboy (spamkiller) Date 2018-12-31 4:37 PM
Getting old sucks, but you do get the opportunity to reassess the concept of goal-setting, which isn't a bad thing.
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2019-01-01 7:56 AM
:happy:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2019-01-01 8:10 AM
Your bad year would be my dream year.  :laugh: Which leads me to believe your "old" is probably my youth. :roll:
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2019-01-01 6:20 PM
:grin:
Parent - - By mkh (Mr. Fashionista) Date 2019-01-02 9:24 AM
2803 miles officially.
Parent - By IB Date 2019-01-07 4:50 PM
:cool:
- - By rob26.2 Date 2018-12-31 2:06 PM
FRUSTRATING :mutmad:

Tweaked my hamstring in the early spring and my calf in the fall. I still managed 2,281 miles, which is okay but it was my lowest total since 2012.

I only ran 2 marathons (April and July). The only other year I ran less than 4 was 1999 (the year of my 1st and 2nd marathons). I had a DNS for the Tulsa Marathon due to my calf, so I did not get the chance to lower my BQ time. :meh:

On the + side:

I registered to run Boston in April 2019. :cool:
I coached grade school Cross Country and had a blast. :happy: Kids are awesome. :hug: An added benefit was that coaching helped keep me sane through my fall calf injury.
I went on a cruise, so I got to run in Spain and Italy.
Due to the injuries, I did become a better swimmer.
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2018-12-31 2:35 PM
Coach Rob!:hug::hug:
Parent - By Doughboy (spamkiller) Date 2018-12-31 4:35 PM
Becoming a better swimmer isn't a bad thing at all. :hug: I'm counting down the days til my refurbished local pool finally reopens after years of being shuttered!
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2019-01-01 7:57 AM
Sweet! Lots of good stuff :happy:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2019-01-01 8:08 AM
I tend to focus on the positive and it does seem like you have more positives than negatives. I hope the hamstring and calf injuries have been resolved.
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2019-01-01 6:20 PM
:hug:
Parent - By IB Date 2019-01-07 4:51 PM
Very cool about the coaching.
- - By blazer85 [us] Date 2018-12-31 2:40 PM
I ran 2,565.6 miles, participated in 210 boxing classes and spent not quite 53 hours on the elliptical.  I checked off four marathon states and had a fun time at those races as I was able to meet up with peeps for those races.  I am SO MUCH SLOWER than I was four years ago.....well, even a year ago.....but whatever.  I am having fun and happy I was brave enough to join the L&O group.:hug::hug:
Parent - By Doughboy (spamkiller) Date 2018-12-31 4:36 PM
Definitely good times in Delaware and Kentucky!
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2019-01-01 7:57 AM
We're happy too :hug: Great year.
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2019-01-01 8:05 AM
Good job on your mileage and cross training!
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2019-01-01 6:20 PM
:grin::hug:
Parent - By IB Date 2019-01-07 4:52 PM
:happy:
- - By Bogey_K9 Date 2018-12-31 4:09 PM
462 miles. :happy: Chased a lot of deer, rabbits, geese, and squirrels. :cool: Never caught any 'cause my Upright is too dang slow. :mutmad: Maybe I will catch one tomorrow!!! :grin:
Parent - By Doughboy (spamkiller) Date 2018-12-31 4:33 PM
There needs to be a set of lyrics to the tune of Uptight (Stevie Wonder) but using the title Upright about your adventures with your biped running partner.
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2019-01-01 7:58 AM
:laugh::cool::hug:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2019-01-01 8:16 AM
:laugh:
Parent - By rob26.2 Date 2019-01-01 8:17 AM
too dang slow.. :mutmad:
Parent - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2019-01-01 3:51 PM
Humans.:roll:
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2019-01-01 6:20 PM
:laugh:
Parent - By IB Date 2019-01-07 4:52 PM
:laugh:
- - By Doughboy (spamkiller) Date 2018-12-31 4:31 PM
2018 mileage total: 3057.91 #thedecimalcoalitionrules A stress-filled December fueled a blaze of glory to get over 3K for the year. I ended up averaging 11.61 miles per day in December. #stupidhumantricks

Six marathons: Delaware Coastal in April, Olympia (WA) in May, Run4Troops (IA) in June, Sioux Falls in September, Lake Tahoe in October, and Louisville in November. I got to see Rick and Cathy in Delaware, Andria in Olympia, two of my nieces and some HS friends to and from Iowa, one of my nieces again in Sioux Falls, and Cathy in Louisville, so some good socializing. (Also saw Rick and Aubrey at the half in Albany.) That leaves me with four states to go: Michigan, Maryland, Wyoming, and Hawaii. In a perfect world, I'd like to finish this up in 2019, but with unforeseen expenses having cropped up (it's a good thing that those kittens are so freaking cute!), not to mention the delay in Southwest commencing its Hawaii routes, I think that it's more likely going to be Hawaii in January 2020, with the other three this year -- definitely Michigan in May. And trust me, I really loved the symbolism and poetry of Baltimore in October 2019, making Maryland my 50th state, around the 20th anniversary of my first marathon. Oh well.

Other races: two half-marathons, the Mohawk-Hudson half in Albany and Covered Bridges in Vermont (it must be 17 or 18 CBHMs by this point -- I'm so special that I get to register before the race is open to the public :laugh:). As ever, Reach the Beach with the Fellowship of the Bubblewrap (17 years!). Plus, I ran a 5K. :shocker!:
Parent - - By Schantzie [us] Date 2018-12-31 9:25 PM
Lots of good things here! 

oh gees, are you running Traverse City in May?
Parent - By Doughboy (spamkiller) Date 2019-01-01 5:40 AM
Kalamazoo in early May. I’d love to run Traverse City, but it’s tough to get there.
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2019-01-01 7:58 AM
Awesome :happy:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2019-01-01 8:05 AM
6 marathons is incredible to me.  I have some friends who just did the Honolulu marathon.
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2019-01-01 6:21 PM
:grin::hug:
Parent - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2019-01-04 1:41 PM
Wow!!
Parent - By IB Date 2019-01-07 4:55 PM
Were all six of the marathons in new states?
- - By Ed [us] Date 2018-12-31 6:18 PM
As most/all of you know, I didn't run at all this year :meh:

I logged a paltry 383 miles of outdoor bike rides : pbbt:   but I tqaught 167 spin classes and took 3 others.

I did get a distance PR in one area, swimming.  I only had one swim of more than 2000 meters...2100 :roll:  but I was consistent and got 201,800 meters or 125.39 miles.  There you go decimal peeps!

None of this is as memorable as a granddaughter :hug: arriving, and arriving on Christmas Day to make it even more memorable!
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2019-01-01 8:00 AM
:happy::hug:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2019-01-01 8:02 AM
Great end to a great year! Swimming is what I'd do if I couldn't run.
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2019-01-01 6:21 PM
:hug::hug::hug:
Parent - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2019-01-04 1:40 PM
Very sweet Christmas Day! :happy:
Parent - By IB Date 2019-01-07 4:56 PM
That's a lot of swimming.
- - By Mookiethedog Date 2018-12-31 8:53 PM
2018 for running was a bit of a renaissance for me.  I found a friend who got me out more than I would have liked and then my beloved solo long runs became easier. 

Soooo I did the 50km Ultra and loved it....and will do it again in 2019 and maybe a 42km trail race too.

The Beard is usually boring and drab :laugh: but his "injury free" comment resonates with me.  Late 2017 I rolled my ankle and since then I've been really good for the most part:hug:
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2019-01-01 8:01 AM
Glad you're enjoying the ultra thingy :happy:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2019-01-01 8:01 AM
Wishing you an injury free 2019! :hug:
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2019-01-01 6:21 PM
:grin:
Parent - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2019-01-04 1:40 PM
Yay ultra Mookie!
Parent - By IB Date 2019-01-07 4:56 PM
:cool:
- - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2019-01-01 7:27 AM
I had a reasonably good year, overall: 3354 miles total

:hug: - several first place finishes and an event record, which at my age, even in a small event, is kind of gratrifying
     - running in Hungary, even though my race didn't go as well as I had hoped, the travel was an experience I hope I never forget
     - the friendships I made, maintained, and even grew through the year, especially with people who live close by and that I get to see almost weekly

:sad: - there were some disappointments
    - I failed again to improve my US age group record
    - Icarus, not because of the race, but the whole decision-making process that went into my being there and ultimately DNF'ing
    - quitting at ARFTA after 190 miles when I still had plenty of time to get to 200, but just couldn't force myself back out into the heat
    - my brother's losing battle with cancer
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2019-01-01 8:02 AM
Great year LDR.

:hug::hug::hug:your brother.
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2019-01-01 8:15 AM
I am sorry to read about your brother. :hug:

The other (running) disappointments I'm sure taught you things.

Your mileage is :shocker!:
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2019-01-01 6:22 PM
:hug:
Parent - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2019-01-04 1:39 PM
I’m sorry about your brother :sad::hug:
Parent - - By IB Date 2019-01-07 4:58 PM
:cool:

Cancer sucks!  :hug:
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2019-01-08 2:10 PM
Yes.  As do the feelings of helplessness that come with it.
- - By noquitter [us] Date 2019-01-01 7:54 AM Edited 2019-01-01 7:59 AM
How was the running year?

Overall mileage was 1424.6 I'll claim anything over 1400.  (1500 was my goal a couple of years ago, but 1400 has always been my back up goal since it puts me at 25 plus per week.) Kind of a cost/benefit analysis I've done with myself.

My races were respectable but only one significant PR. I knocked 10 minutes off my time at Hospital Hill 1/2. That  hilly hot race has always kicked my butt and it did less so this year.

I traveled to Albuquerque and did the Sandia Crest 1/2 marathon down a mountain. It's great going downhill but the altitude shift and rising temperatures as you do make it tougher than you think.  Also went up in a hot air balloon.

Wrote an article about Spencer C Duncan Make it Count 5K that I ran and shared it on FB and LinkedIn. The article was strictly about the race itself not my running it. I keep saying I want to write more and this race inspired me.  

Towards the end of the year, I started training inconsistently and signed up for too many races. I ended 2018 deciding to race less and stick to being more consistent in my training especially speedwork.
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2019-01-01 8:05 AM
What a nice year :happy:
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2019-01-01 6:22 PM
Nice! :cool:
Parent - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2019-01-04 1:38 PM
Great work!
Parent - By IB Date 2019-01-07 5:01 PM
Congratulations on knocking ten minutes off that PR!
- - By cowboyjunkie Date 2019-01-01 8:21 AM
2265.5

Things started out okay and I had a nice 50 miler in February and then a 100 in April. The 100 was tricky because I had stomach issues which usually doesn't happen. I really wanted to drop and sat at the main aid station for two hours in the middle of the night hoping my friend would come back so I could drop (he left to get some sleep). Then I had a talk with myself. I knew things I could try to do feel better and I was sick of hearing the people around me rationalizing why they were dropping (the weather was shitty).. My stomach settled and I got back out and then worried about cutoffs which I really didn't have to worry about. Finished in a little over 29 hours. Pretty slow but got it done.

In May ran Allegheny adventure run.. 18 miles..pretty trails. Later that month I lifted my tractor to get a tire on and I think that was the start of my hamstring woes. Went through a cycle of it getting better and then tweaking it with little things.. Hiked the Cayuga trails marathon in June.. Did a half trail marathon in August but right before that, tweaked the hamstring bad falling off as step washing siding on my house. It really hurt during the half. Should not have done it. Don't ever be stupid like me. Hiked a 20k trail race in November and finally got an x-ray MRI.. tendinosis.. so doing pt and hoping it gets better.:sad:

Register for a 50 miler in Feb. We shall see. On a wait list and likely to get in to Umstead (100) in April..
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2019-01-01 1:19 PM
I hope your hamstring recovers.  I really think we know when rest and pt are the answer. It's just so tempting to say you'll cut back and take it easy, but then something is always hurting.   I blame it on FOMO
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2019-01-02 9:06 AM
Ugh on the hamstring. I hope it continues to improve! Very impressive year with an injury!
Parent - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2019-01-04 1:31 PM
Have a friend battling hamstring injury...seems to be a rough one to recover from :sad: hoping you are feeling good all of 2019 :happy:
Parent - By IB Date 2019-01-07 5:04 PM
Bummer about the hamstring, hope it gets better quickly.
- - By PoopedColt Date 2019-01-01 8:41 AM
I ran, so that was something. :happy: 2017 I considered quitting for good. 30 years was long enough. Then I got hurt and couldn't run. Got my knee fixed and I've reconsidered retirement. I don't count miles or time or anything usually. But December was a lot for me, mostly slow, but I'd estimate around 250 for the month. Still, I feel fitter when I run less but faster. Hopefully, I can focus on that in 2019. It's hard to get out of the "more is better" mentality.

I ran two races in 2018- a 5 miler and a half. Neither time was anything to write home about, but I hadn't raced or participated in a running event in several years. The hate had outweighed the love. Not that I ever loved racing... But it does help to keep one focused. We will see if I do it again in 2019. I will likely limit them to halves though. I don't care to put my body through a grueling Mary, and my personality doesn't let me just run them for fun. I can run 26.2 miles for fun for free. :blush:
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2019-01-01 8:47 AM
Sounds like you're finding a nice balance :happy:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2019-01-01 1:21 PM
I hope you enjoy running in 2019. I consider any year I run a "bonus"
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2019-01-02 10:31 AM
:happy:
Parent - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2019-01-04 1:38 PM
I think you’re on your way to finding what works for you and makes you happy :happy:
Parent - By IB Date 2019-01-07 5:06 PM
Glad 2018 was a bounce back year for you with regards to the retirement.
- - By triplejake (The Vampire Lestat) [us] Date 2019-01-01 11:25 AM
This was an all-time low in total (run + bike) miles since I started tracking and a second-lowest in running miles, so not great.  On the plus side, I did do a half-marathon for the first time in a few years.

Would like to do another 1/2 in 2019 and get my miles up to a more respectable level.
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2019-01-01 1:22 PM
I love training for and running half. Just the right amount of torture and challenge.
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2019-01-02 9:07 AM
Nice job on the half! :happy:
Parent - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2019-01-04 1:29 PM
Hi TJ!
Parent - By IB Date 2019-01-07 5:06 PM
Wishing you the best in 2019.
- - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2019-01-01 6:28 PM
2018 was not too shabby. After PRing at every distance in 2017 (including improving my marathon PR by ~30 minutes), one would think I would be disappointed by not PRing at any distance in 2018. But one would be wrong. : pbbt:

In 2018 I ran 5 marathons which resulted in 4 of my fastest marathon times ever. :shocker!::cool: Three marathons in 7 weeks qualified me for Marathon Maniacs. This is all a very big deal to me, because up until last year I didn't think my body would allow me to do more than 1 marathon per year. I have massively underestimated myself and am finally beginning to gain some confidence in my running. :happy: Watch out 2019!
Parent - - By noquitter [us] Date 2019-01-01 6:33 PM
I hate to be a spoiler but trying to figure out how you could have 4 of your fastest marathon times in 2018 and not PR. Was your fastest marathon time ever in 2017? Just wanted to show I was paying attention.:wink:

Congrats on a great year!
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2019-01-02 9:05 AM
Oops, I meant to say 4 of my 5 fastest marathons. Yes, PR in 2017 and then my next 4 fastest in 2018. :happy:

Thanks!
Parent - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2019-01-04 1:36 PM
Wow that’s amazing! Woo hoo!
Parent - By IB Date 2019-01-07 5:07 PM
:grin:

Marathon Maniac 360
- - By sideshowbob Date 2019-01-02 9:09 AM
How was your running year?

675 Gallos, mostly walking (DAMN) with a few 5 Ks thrown in. . It is very irksome running a local St. Pat's Day 4 miler to find that all the Guinness has been consumed by the time I finish . . Curse those Irishers !

Otherwise no health issues and no injuries.

As Satchel Paige once said : "Don't look back, something might be gaining on you "
Parent - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2019-01-04 1:29 PM
:hug::hug::hug:
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2019-01-04 3:05 PM
Nice job! :grin:
Parent - By IB Date 2019-01-07 5:08 PM
:hug:
- - By Tim [us] Date 2019-01-02 1:00 PM
Running year started off well at the top of Heartbreak Hill.
Half marathon in March, 15K in early April, Boston Marathon in epic weather conditions in mid-April, 10K in the town where I grew up in late May.
Then PF struck, and I didn’t run much for several months. The past few months have been slowly building my mileage back up.
I got to about 1,200 miles for the year, well short of the 2,018 goal.
Since I’m returning from injury and don’t want to re-injure myself, and since I’m marrying a Canadian in 2019, I’m setting a goal of 2,019 kilometers in 2019.

Non-running related, 2018 was a GREAT year! Started dating my now-fiancée in early February and we both just knew we had something special. Popped the question in late September, and she said yes! Looking ahead to 2019, we’re getting married in a little over a month!:cool::hug: Also, closing on a house in a week and a half. The new house will be renovated, and I’ll be selling my house and moving about a mile and a half away. And I get to do another lap on parenthood, as her girls are 3 and 5 (she’s also widowed). The year 2017 and several preceding years were all shitbox years on the personal side. I’m savouring every moment of these awesome years and taking nothing for granted.:hug::hug:
Parent - - By sideshowbob Date 2019-01-02 2:11 PM
Congrats and marrying up I think ?:wink:
Parent - By Tim [us] Date 2019-01-02 2:18 PM
Thanks. Marrying amazing:cool::hug:
Parent - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2019-01-04 1:28 PM
Yay!
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2019-01-04 3:05 PM
Nice job getting in as many miles as you did with that injury!
Parent - By IB Date 2019-01-07 5:11 PM
Nothing wrong with a kilometer based goal. I hope the plantar fasciitis doesn't strike again.
- - By darbycrash Date 2019-01-02 1:28 PM
Howdy.

1800 miles. Lowest total in 10 years I think. Made a concious effort to dial it back. No races, just running for health and fun without a plan or goals. Only rule is to not go more than 3 days in a row without running.

Might run a race later this year. Or not. I'm not as fit as I used to be but I feel SO much better(less aches and pains).
Parent - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2019-01-04 1:27 PM
Hey! :hug: sounds good!
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2019-01-04 3:05 PM
1800 miles is nothing to sneeze at! Glad you are feeling better! :grin:
Parent - By IB Date 2019-01-07 5:11 PM
:cool:
- - By tasmulder [us] Date 2019-01-02 8:04 PM
Tried a gradual walk/run program with mixed results from Sept to Nov. Been walking a 5k cross country course 3 days a week since. But I'm feeling pretty good overall and could start running again in the spring. :cool:
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2019-01-02 8:24 PM
:cool:
Parent - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2019-01-04 1:35 PM
:cool: great!
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2019-01-04 3:06 PM
:cool::cool:
Parent - By IB Date 2019-01-07 5:12 PM
Here's to running in the spring!
- - By Xtreme Taper Date 2019-01-04 10:45 AM
Let's see....

1,729 miles for me. Several hundred more than 2017, but much less then I ran in the past. I didn't really have a goal for mileage other than to beat last year's injury ridden totals. The Lady topped the thousand mile mark with 1,081 miles. Her tally is down, but like me she is aging and this year did not handle the summer heat very well so summer running was very low for her.

I did a few races, none of them with any real goals. I was just happy to participate and get out of my comfort zone. Several local 5k trail races (summer trail series), a sort of fun mud filled 10k trail run in the spring, and a July 4th 5k run on a golf course. So nothing on the roads.

I did squeeze in one ultra in February that has become a yearly tradition, the Whispering Pines 12 hour down in Florida. I only managed 7 loops this year for about 34 miles. Actually took a long break after my 6th loop, went back to my parents house, picked up the Lady and she ran the final lap with me. We ran the last loop in the opposite direction so all the runners still out there could admire her. Amazing that I managed 34 miles as my long run leading up to that was 12 miles, but I pretty much jogged/hiked the last 3 loops. I finally met LDR at that race finally so that was a cool bonus.

I guess it was a good and bad year. I had some good runs, but have faded away from long runs and ultras. I don't know if my body will ever let me get back to that. I am still sorting it out in my head as I do miss it some. It seemed in the spring and summer I was getting some momentum with my running again, but stalled as winter came along and now am experiencing some issues again with my creaky knees. Such is life I suppose. Roll with it baby.
Parent - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2019-01-04 1:35 PM
“Roll with it baby” is a good motto for 2019 :hug:
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2019-01-04 3:06 PM
Nice job on the ultra! :cool:
Parent - By IB Date 2019-01-07 5:16 PM

>I was just happy to participate and get out of my comfort zone.  :hug:

- - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2019-01-04 1:25 PM
Pretty good year for me, better than 2016 and 2017 tho I had slightly less mileage than previous years at just over 1600. But in March I started weight training 3-4 times a week and have been consistent with it all year. I feel like a much stronger (not faster :roll: ) runner now and haven’t had any injuries, seem to recover well and just feel better when running.

My big race was 24hrs at Merrill’s Mile and getting 67.3 miles in July. I also ran 7hrs (28mi) at Yeti 7/11 in March, H9 trail (super hard) marathon in August, Yeti Snakebite 50k in September, Bull Mtn 50k in Oct, DRT 30k (more like 20mi and so much climbing) in Nov. and then 5 days later I ran a road half for Tday. It was sloooowwww for me,  but my dh and dd ran the 5k, ds ran the 10k, so it was a really fun way to spend Thanksgiving morning!

I also finally finished my MLIS degree in December! So I’m hoping to have some more time in 2019 to run. I’ve only signed up for 2 things so far, on in Feb and one in March. Can’t really think much further than that right now. :D
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2019-01-04 3:07 PM
Your races are all so hardcore! :shocker!::cool: Very nice!

Congrats on finishing your degree! :grin:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2019-01-06 12:09 PM
Those races are some major commitments. I can understand that signing up for those takes some time to commit.
Parent - By IB Date 2019-01-07 5:17 PM
Sounds like a pretty good one. I know I need to get back into the gym on a regular basis this year.
- - By tahoeblue (spamkiller) Date 2019-01-06 12:36 AM
I took off quite a bit of time this year due to persistent injuries.  Most issues are related to back issues and I'm unsure if they are really resolvable.  I've been trying various strength training routines for most of the year, mostly to no avail.  Planning on trying to just run on 2019 and probably really limit speed intervals and long runs while trying to maintain a decent weekly mileage.  Hoping that will let me run and run well enough for a few races.

1100 miles for the year.  About 1/2 of the past few years.  In  terms of Dr. bills - that's well over $10/mile :laugh:

Ran only a 5k and a 10k this year.
Parent - By IB Date 2019-01-07 5:18 PM
Best of luck with the back.
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2019-01-09 5:58 AM
I hope something gets resolved with the back. A friend of mine had a back surgery and was able to come back in his late 50s and pretty much pick up where he left off. He was a very strong runner before and now. Normally that does not happen, but the doctor had a very specific issue he was fixing and was confident of the outcome. Most back issues are so vague and don't have any easy fix. That's what makes them sooo frustrating. :sad:

Good running in 2019!
- - By IB Date 2019-01-06 6:57 PM Edited 2019-01-06 7:00 PM
A slight down year for me due to some minor nagging issues. I'm thinking that I'm going to dial back the mileage on purpose this year and try to give my body the rest it needs. Must admit that I'm torn regarding keeping my Western States ticket count going. At this point I don't think I want to run a qualifier in 2019.

January - 185.4 miles / 409¢ (120 coins) + $5 Mexico (1 coin), NO CASH VALUE token form Albany Bowl, Chuck E. Cheese token, Tidewater Regional Transit token, 20 Sen Malaysia (1 coin), 50 centavos Bolivia (1 coin) / Gym = 0
February - 237.5 miles / 1452¢ (194 coins & 1 Federal Reserve Note) & $25 worth of winning lottery scratchers + Chuck E. Cheese token / Gym = 0
March - 154.2 miles / 470¢ (110 coins) & $6 worth of winning lottery scratchers / Gym = 0
April - 309.9 miles / 2577¢ (418 coins, including a silver dime & 1 Federal Reserve Note) & $4 worth of winning lottery scratchers + two NO CASH VALUE tokens / Gym = 2
May - 203 miles / 126¢ (34 coins) + 1 cent Commonwealth of the Bahamas (1 coin) / Gym = 1
June - 161 miles / 329¢ (85 coins & 1 Federal Reserve Note) / Gym = 2
July - 146.1 miles / 2604¢ (114 coins & 1 Federal Reserve Note) & $2 winning lottery scratcher + one foreign coin / Gym = 2
August - 113.4 miles / 163¢ (39 coins) + Ten Pence United Kingdom (1 coin) / Gym = 2
September - 99.65 miles / 262¢ (80 coins) + 1 yuan China (1 coin) / Gym = 0
October - 119.6 miles / 733¢ (130 coins including 1941 & 1942 nickles) / Gym = 10
November - 56.6 miles / 82¢ (16 coins) / Gym = 1
December - 168.95 miles / 1308¢ (391 coins) & $5 worth of winning lottery scratchers + restroom token, $1 car wash token, about 1/8 of an ounce of marijuana / Gym = 0

Totals - 1955.3 miles / 10515¢ (1731 coins & 4 Federal Reserve Notes) & $42 worth of winning lottery scratchers

Races

1/21 - TFTC 1st Annual Tunnel Road Climb = 25:37 - 12/12 overall - 1/1 age group. This was basically a combined group run (That's Fine Track Club & Oakland Track Club) taking on a Strava segment. I set a new age group record and still hold it.
3/17 - EBBR Beer Mile = 8:37 - 2/? overall - 1/? age group. East Bay Beer Runners get together & I don't recall how many took part or finished but I'd say at least ten started. I chose Heineken & according to BeerMile.com I was 131st out of 582 who did so. I also ranked as 107th in the top 300 50-68 year olds.
3/25 - Oakland Marathon = 3:31:11 - 97/629 overall - 7/53 age group. The course was long, should have been another BQ. Have finished all nine years of this race.
5/12 - Quicksilver 100K = 14:54:41 - 83/166 overall - 12/27 age group. Very tough day for me.
5/19 - San Francisco 50 = 11:12:09 - 11/40 overall - 4/6 age group. Not too bad all things considered.
6/3 - Big Basin Skyline To The Sea 50K = 5:46:00 - 20/134 overall - 2/12 age group. Really hot day and third ultra in three weeks time, I was pleased with this.
7/4 - Alameda R.A.C.E. 5K = 20:54 - 85/922 overall - 6/69 age group. I have run this race every year since its inception in 2003.
8/18 - Run-de-Vous 100K = 14:39:36 - 1/16 overall - 1/2 age group. Other than the win this was an awful day.
9/22 - Coastal 50K = 6:24:16 - 28/58 overall - 4/8 age group. Another mediocre race but I picked up points in the year long Ultra Blazers category.
11/3 - Lake Chabot 50K = 5:56:20 - 8/28 overall - 2/3 age group. Double loop course & I was killing it through the first loop. An IT band issue caused me to slow way down and that cost me the age group win and to drop off the podium overall.
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2019-01-09 5:52 AM
I'm not sure if I am more impressed with your running or your detailed record keeping. :laugh:

I hope your body cooperates. Maybe dial back for a couple months and see how things go. We are talking about a 12 month span.
- - By george [us] Date 2019-01-07 9:36 AM
2027.6, more than I expected, given my recent bout of training ennui. Only 88.9 miles in November (over the past 14 years I have averaged 212 miles per month) but picked back up to 126.9 in December. At a pretty good level of running enough to stay in OK shape but not so much that I am tired and cranky all the time.

Highs: Ran my second-fastest half marathon in April (1:16:51) and won a 5K in my fastest time in years in May. Ran an 800m PR and cut my hair. Found a good balance of training and enjoying the rest of life.
Lows: Disappointing marathon in Vermont in May. I guess that's about it!
Parent - By IB Date 2019-01-07 5:19 PM
So fast!
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