1: Run 1000 miles. How did I do? Well, I started the year hurt (37 miles combined in Jan and Feb) and ended the year hurt (12 miles so far for Nov and Dec). I am at 859 for the year and may only end up with a couple higher than that.
2: Break my 5k PR. My 5k PR was 22:23. I did three 5k race this year and...set a new PR at EACH OF THEM! I went from 21:03 to 20:39 and finally (3 days later) 19:16!! I placed in my AG in each of these races
3: Complete the Blues Cruise 50k. And I did! It was supposed to be my first 50k, but I actually hit 50k (actually 35 total) a month before in the Labor Pains 12 Hour Endurance Trail Run.
So, those were my goals and, barring injury, I would have gotten them all!
In terms of races, I ended up doing 13 of them (my lucky number! I did, after all, turn 13 on Friday the 13th...). 10 of the races were competitive (the Tough Mudder is not a race, and the Merril Mud Run and the Hershey Half were run at the pace of my wife (Mud Run) and my good friend (Hershey). So, of those other 10 races, I medalled in 7 of them including a 3rd overall in a 6k trail run in March. The three others I didn't were the 12 hour endurance run, the Blues Cruise 50k and the Charlie Horse 1/2 Marathon (trail- my second ever 1/2). In those races, I beat my distance goal for the 12 Hour run, I beat my time goal for both the 1/2 and the 50k!
Over all, I think I had a great year in running (even with the injuries).
So, what's on tap for 2012?
My race list is here: 2012 Races. You can take off Chilly Cheeks in January, I am not going to push the injury to complete a race.
My 2012 goals? They were originally posted a while back (September? Really?). Here they are:
2. Complete a 50 mile ultra
3. Complete a 10 mile race in under 1:30; 1:25; 1:20 (3 separate goals...I'll work at them 1@ a time)
As you can see, #4 is already crossed off. I did a 9:42 pace for 20 miles a few days after writing these goals. #1 is crossed off as well because I don't care if I do that or not. My goals are distance goals and my speed goals are for longer distances as well. I did hit 1:30 for a 10 mile training run so I know that is possible for a race. I just need to find a 10 mile race. Oh wait, I did!! The Capital 10 Miler in Harrisburg as well as the Oley Valley Classic 10 Miler
I didn't put any over all running distance goals for the year. I have a 50 miler on my schedule (Tussey Mountainback) and would like to hit 40+ at Labor Pains in September. I figure they're about 2 months apart, so I would be recovered by then for Tussey.
I've been reading other running bloggers goals and reviews and it seems that many had good years and have lots in store for 2012! Feel free to link yours in the comments!!