Since I have lots of numbers, I'll start w/ the running data. This year I ran 5906 miles (113 miles / week), which was ~100 miles more than last year. I didn't intend to beat that mark, and once again I'll resolve in 2013 to get that number down to 5000!
Probably the best part of that mileage number is that I can say than I ran more miles that I drove in my jeep. I don't have the exact number, but I think I put around or just under 5000 miles on the white wolf. Run commuting obviously makes a world of difference - I only drove my car to work 90 days this year.
The breakdown of that mileage is more interesting than the total itself. Of the 5900 miles, 698 miles were "quality" (marathon pace or faster): 78 miles at 5K pace or faster, 210 miles at 10K-HM pace, and 410 miles at marathon effort. That's a fair amount of quality running.
|Monthly Mileage - 2011 vs 2012|
|Weekly Mileage for 2012|
I keep track of a lot of things that I find valuable, including sleep hours, resting heart rate, and weight...
|I averaged just over 8 hours of sleep per night for the entire year|
|My average resting heart rate was 39 point. I can usually tell how well I am recovering by this metric.|
|And... I got a little too skinny during the summer, despite the massive ice cream consumption!|
There was also that other marathon I ran... you may have heard of it - Boston. I ran slow there (2:30) but finished in 23rd place on a very hot day. It was a cool experience.
Enough on running... I'll post some more reflections on the year and goals for 2013 in the coming week.
We went on some killer vacations in 2012. I've already made extensive recaps, so check some of those out:
We only skied a handful of times this winter, for a variety of reason (mainly- it didn't snow!)... but when we got out, we remembered how much we love it... its always an adventure.
Especially this girl... even if she wears sock and sandals all the time :-)