Friday, January 2, 2015

2014 by the numbers

I swam more than twice as much last year. I took a long break this fall where I didn't swim at all. 

Last year I tried to hit 1000 and didn't quite make it.  Glad to do it this year. This is way under old totals but that was before I threw biking and swimming into the mix. My body likes the 4 days of running better than the 5 or 6.

Last year I had no goal but almost hit 2000.  So that became this year's goal.  I wasn't sure if I would make it since I was gone to Alaska during some prime biking time.  But I also upped my days per week from 3 to 4 once back and it was pure pleasure to make time for it.  

Numbers Pure and Simple
 17 Races Done
2 halves
5 triathlons
2 duathlons
1 virtual
5 new races - something I like to do

12 Age Group Awards
Sounds ridiculous but it's true - benefit of being older
3 of the awards were first place

1 National Qualifying Race
I qualified for the age group national championships in triathlon
Like I said - it's great to get older

2 races with family members
This is way down.  :( 

One race a month at least except for April
Love this one too.  One of the ways I do new races.

6 states biked in
Alaska, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, Virginia

One Century Ride
The same as last year.  Loved it.


I already did one race with my husband. It was fun but freezing! And I was slow! So why was it fun?  I guess I just like to race.  I am trying to run more on different routes and change it up. Tomorrow I have an errand in another town so I am plotting a new route.  Finding some love in running right now which always surprises me when I get it back because the running love is so absent when I am biking.

I want to keep racing, hopefully one a month.  I want to ride 3000 miles. Is that possible?  Not sure but I'm reaching high.  I want to tri in a new state.  I want to run 1000 again with a little extra. I want to keep not letting those scary weeds get the better of me and continue to tri.  

Happy New Year!


Char said...

Your figures are always so inspiring.Not that they're going to get me on a bike or in the water. Another stellar year for you.

middleagedrunner said...

Congrats on a great year! You are so badass :-)
Happy 2015, I hope it's a great year for you! (We are shoe twins, I have those exact ones!)

Teamarcia said...

What an amazing year you had! You need to do the Championships in WI to get another tri state. I can be your sherpa or something. :)

Laurie said...

I believe you can do it.

Jill said...

I think I biked about 7 miles this year! ;) You killed that biking! And everything else you do.

People always ask me why I like to race and I can't come up with a solid one-phrase answer. Each race is different; different people, different route, different scenery...but I guess it boils down to the common theme - we're all out there giving it our all. And that's truly inspiring. I love that you love to race!

I hope 2015 brings you tons and tons of happy and healthy miles - and dang, more national championships!! :)

Happy New Year, my friend!

Pahla said...

What an amazing year you had!! I can't wait to see what 2015 brings you. I'm sure you'll hit your goals, especially the biking one. The way you love to bike is so inspiring!

Fran said...

You've had a fantastic year! I am so impressed with all the numbers, I'm not even close LOL.

Darlene said...

Great year. 1000 miles running is impressive when you swim and bike. Hope to race with you this year.

Anonymous said...

Here's to keepin' on, keeping on!

Christy Ashley said...

Wow! Way to hit that bike mileage! Great job! Happy 2015!

Ransick said...

Impressive year for sure! 2500 miles on the bike plus 1000 running is awesome. That has to make you feel alive.

Amy said...

Wow! You've had a great year! Hope 2015 is even better!

Black Knight said...

A wonderful year with great numbers and many accomplishments. Congrats!
And now go for a better 2015!

Giorgio said...

Congrats on your challenges. Great to hear you alreay did a race in 2015. I too did my first race of the year this morning, January 4th. It was a 5k race in place close to Rome.

Happy New Year!

Kate Geisen said...

Your numbers SMASHED mine. By a lot! I got roped into setting mileage goals this year, and mine are still way more modest than what you've done (2500 bike/500 running)...and I'm not so sure I'll hit them.

You had a great year. You overcame a big tri hurdle and kept on doing what you love, and that's huge. Looking forward to seeing what this year has in store for you!

Half Crazed Runner said...

Great year! Best of luck in 2015! 3000 miles is definitely do-able! I have faith in you!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

What a great year of begin active! I know you've had a lot of fun!