Had two runs with my brother as he ran his 1st Marathon in 17+ years and his 1st ultra - both were nice in their own way.
I did run more on trails this year (the 1st half anyway). I also did alot of speedwork in prepping for Chicago. Ran half-marathons on consecutive weekends. Ran a 40miler and a 50k in the same month (doing the 50k second made it seem super-short!!)
-Total miles for year: 1507 (+14 miles than 2010)
-Fewest events (9, by design) since I had zero in 2008. 3-half-marathons, 2-full marathons, 3-50k's, and 1-40miler.
-My farthest run/race ever: 40 miles
-Successive PR's in my three 50k's (From 7:23 to 6:38 to 6:34 to 6:19)
-Only 196 days working out (Run, walk, yoga, etc)
-8 weeks of under 20 miles (low of Zero, see Poison Oak above)
-I did have my highest weekly mileage (Mon-Sun) ever in late April = 50.9 (included my 40mi run!)
-I averaged almost 35mi/wk for the 15 weeks leading up to the October Chicago Marathon (so included the whole summer)
-I thought last year's heat was bad - this year was Much worse. How about 78° at 5:30am??
-Ran on all but 4 weekends (1-injury-1st weekend of the year, 1-poison oak, 2-scheduled)
-Changed to Smart Wool socks (for trails) and size 12 shoes.
|8-Jan-11||Harbison 50k Trail Race||6:38:05|
|19-Feb-11||14th Myrtle Beach Marathon||4:14:14|
|1-May-11<> >||2nd Enoree Passage 40 Mile||8:30:28|
|29-May-11||2nd Long Cane 50k||6:34:30|
|11-Sep-11||6th Parks Half Marathon||1:51:26|
|17-Sep-11||12th Asheville Half Marathon||1:48:56|
|9-Oct-11||34th Chicago Marathon||4:07:53|
|12-Nov-11||2nd Camp Croft Half Marathon||2:03:21|
|17-Dec-11||3rd Seashore Nature Trail 50k||6:19:16|
See upcoming post!