Monday, January 7, 2013

2012 in review - I'm a numbers guy

So here you have it.  The simplest way to break it down:

YEAR Run Mi Run Time Bike Mi Bike Time (total) TOTAL HRS
2008 2644 310:53 1654 88:03 398:56
2009 1961 233:09 3548 233:19 466:28
2010 1878 230:16 4337 257:02 487:18
2011 1889 225:53 4503 289:40 515:33
2012 2200 262:49 3802 221:19 484:09

You may be thinking "nice chart, but what the hell does that mean"?


  1. 2200 miles of running was my second highest annual total (without digging into the vault of hand written logs).
  2. 5 marathons (3 of them pacing) was the most I've run in a year.
  3. I've hit the 25 mark of total marathons completed (7 of them Boston).
  4. I had a PR at the 5 mile distance.
  5. I had great bike and run splits at my triathlons.
  6. I directed the sold out Superbowl 10K for the 3rd year (550 runners)
  7. I directed the sold out Inaugural Saucon Rail Trail 10K (330 runners)
  8. I directed Town Hall Cross for the 3rd year which nearly doubled in size (400 riders)
  9. My races netted approximately $15,000 for local charities.
  10. I had a blast pacing three marathons!
  11. It was an honor to again be a part of the REV3 triathlon team, IMO the best triathlon series going.
  12. I got a new 29er mtb at the end of the year.
  13. Organizing the pace groups for the St. Lukes Half Marathon.
  14. I was honored to be involved with the inaugural Runners World Half Festival, organizing their pace groups.
The BAD:
  1. Two bouts of staph infection hurt my cycling miles and my overall multisport racing
  2. A lower back injury hampered my late season racing and required time off.
  3. My cyclocross season never got started, and ended with a couple of nasty crashes.
  4. I swam a total of 5 times, three of them were during races (two OLY's and a HALF).
  5. Did you hear that is was HOT as Boston?
  6. It REALLY rained hard for the REV3 Quassy OLY race.
  7. Seemed as though I was in peak shape in February, great for a 5 mile PR but not for the rest of the season.
  8. Square pegs just don't fit in round holes, that sums it up!
So, not the best but not the worst either.  I learned a lot about myself last year, definitely one of the tougher years for me.  I'm using that to be smarter and more efficient now.  

Goals for next year:
  • Get some damn momentum going!
  • Tackle B&B in the same weekend (Tour of the Battenkill 4/13 and Boston Marathon 4/15)
  • Actually train for the swimming portion of the triathlon!
  • Do some duathlons.
  • Race my MTB once or twice.
  • Pick up a running client or two to coach.
  • Recognize the square peg and embrace it, continue to skip rides or runs to go watch the kids practice softball or soccer, because that is what really matters.
  • Hit a few more REV3 races.
  • A running PR at one distance.
  • Continue to give back to the community through directing races.
  • Stay healthy and keep on smiling.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like a really solid year. It's impressive that you can get that running mileage while still tallying the bike mileage that you do. I'd like to get more miles on the bike this year myself (but nothing close to what you're doing).

    Good luck with your 2013 adventures! And, by the way, I think the decision to focus on Boston instead of the B&B was smart... Take it from me, racing too much means that you're pretty much never going to race well.