Saturday, January 3, 2009

Catching up and closing out

Boy, I've been away from the blogging for awhile. Didn't really mean to, I just didn't have anything specific I was training for, then was out of town just after Christmas and for New Years. I wasn't slacking, though, I actually ran quite a bit the last few weeks of the year. Anyway, I guess I need to do a little recap of my year in running here. Let's see...

2008 was the first year I think I could really call myself a runner. I had done two marathons ('99 and '07) before this year, and sporadic 10Ks and stuff, but never too seriously. In 2007 I did a lot of trail stuff, but it was more like quick hiking. This year, though:
- I thought about speed for the first time. The first thing I really trained for was a half marathon at the beginning of May - didn't quite meet my goal, but definitely improved my running.
- I upped the ante and ran my first ultra, the 50K Tahoe Rim Trail run. Actually had a great time doing it, too, although -
- I had my first running injury. Not long after the ultra, my hip started giving me problems. Hence, I don't think I'll continue with the ultra thing too much.
- I PR'd in the 5K, 10K and half marathon. Not in the marathon, because of the time off with hip pain right before it.
- And I hit the 1000 mile mark for the year.

I've got a few things rumbling around in my head for 2009. I'll try to put a post together in the next few days to set up some goals, resolutions, and a bit of a schedule. Tomorrow - a chilly track workout and stairs with the library dorks...


Marcy said...

Don't sweat it. I think we've all been slackers int he blogging dept. I know I have HAHAA

Peter Lubbers said...

You had a great year, congrats. It was fun running with you and I hope we can do it again in 2009.
Happy New Year!

SnowLeopard said...

Oh, yes, we have lots of miles to run (some together!) this year! Here's to a running start in 2009~

Nitmos said...

Solid 2008. Have a great 2009!