Thursday, January 13, 2011
wow-seems so long ago (July 2010) that I updated my blog...2010 was definately a year that was crammed with races, and had its highs and lows in terms of performance--
the winter was smooth sailing but somewhere in the spring every ultra became harder and i went into over-training mode which stayed with me til August --then felt awesome after Beast of Burden (pacing Frank and running 75 miles) and cranked up the racing and long runs again but somewhere in mid Oct reached that stale stage again, and got sick and the rest of the year was tough--nycm and JFK 50, 2 races which should have been good, were lousy --but I still had fun...and i capped off the year with the bartram forest 100K--the weekend away was an early holiday present to myself, as barely traveled in the summer!! I also ran some high mileage weeks -many weeks close to 100, and averaged 50 miles a week-maybe 55.
My total miles for the year were 2848 --walking would put the total over 3000!!!
Over the course of 2010, I did
2 100 milers (Umstead and VT)
3 50 milers and over (Joe K. 12 hour (59 miles)jfk and bartram Forest)
4 marathons (albany, nycm,boston & nipmuck trail)
9 50Ks/6 hours (watchung, run around manhattan, FL 6 hour run, Camsett park, Sybil Ludington, Greenbelt, LI 6 hour, Trail mixup 6 hour, and Bimbler's bluff)
2 24 hour races (NJ --87 miles; Beast of Burden -75 miles)
when i look over this schedule, I def. see where I can take out some of the 50Ks and prioritize some races --in 2010 it seemed like i ran every race because it seemed like a good training idea at the time but never prioritized!!
So, in 2011, definately want to build more rest (all of fall -no ultras) into my schedule and target a few ultras where i am well rested and ready to go, and avoid burnout and injury-lol