I remember beginning 2012 with trepidation that my leg injury was not going to go away. I am so thankful for a year of pain free and injury free running! Hopefully that is a streak I can continue in 2013.
Total mileage for 2012: 1,451 miles
Hours run: 196
Highest month: October, with 187 miles
Lowest month: January, with 78 miles (at the end of which it was determined that I did not have a stress fracture and my groin injury seemed better)
Highest weekly mileage: 50 miles
Longest run: 14 miles
Christie Clinic Half marathon, late April: 1:35.24 – PR
Free2Run 5K, late July: 20:20 – PR
Aware 10K, October: 42 – PR
SAU Alumni 5K, October: 20:20
To have come off of an injury and a mostly non-running pregnancy I am pleased that I PR-ed in 3 races. At the same time, the feeling after each was that I felt I could have done substantially better. Maybe I was wrong about that feeling, but maybe 2013 will be the year things really come together. That would be fun.
So far there is not much on the race docket. I have (tentatively):
Glass City Marathon, April 28th – After 7 years, I may actually do my second marathon! I still have not signed up though, because I am so afraid of injury and not training well and then being out lots of money. So I will wait until the end of March when there is another price hike.
Color Run, Ann Arbor, mid-May – Seriously, can you watch this and not laugh? I will be doing it with a group and it is not timed. Sounded like a good run to do post-marathon.
Milwaukee Marathon – This is even more tentative than Toledo but there is the possibility that I could meet up with some other female runners whose blogs I follow. It sounds like we would all, except for one, be chasing a 3:15-3:20 marathon and it would be so much fun to meet other runners whose lives I follow from a distance. Piccola-Pine-Cone, any plans on an easy marathon in Milwaukee in the fall?🙂
I guess now all I have to do (all?!?) is fill in the race calendar with some smaller races, gear up to start training officially this Monday, and have fun!