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2012 In Review

2012 was my first full year racing ultra marathons. I learned that there is a lot to learn in order to succeed at ultra distances. Everything is important: training, fueling during a race, fueling during training, cross training, living healthy, eating healthy, sleeping, racing strategy, what gear to wear, etc. etc. The list goes on and on. The more races I ran, the more I learned. The more miles I logged, the more I learned. So, one thing that I'll continue to do in 2013 is this: log miles and race.

A special thanks to Berkeley Running Company, and especially to David, for all the support that they gave me in 2012. Here's to hoping that 2013 will bring more support and success!

My mileage (including racing and training) in 2012 totaled around 3,375 miles, and took around 427 hours. Here's a (rough) month-to-month breakdown:

January: 200 miles, 24 hours
February: 261 miles, 32 hours
March: 293 miles, 35 hours
April: 244 miles, 30 hours
May: 407 miles, 50 hours
June: 307 miles, 40 hours
July: 350 miles, 45 hours
August: 400 miles, 61 hours
September: 250 miles, 28 hours
October: 258 miles, 32 hours
November: 220 miles, 26 hours
December: 185 miles, 24 hours

My peak mileage occurred in the summer, during which I had only one race. My mileage dropped in the last four months of the year, during which time I raced the 50 mile distance three times. During 2012, I competed in each of the following race distances: 1 mile, 8k, half marathon, 20 mile, marathon, 50k, 50 mile. My best respective times in 2012 were: 4:40, 27:35, 1:19:30, 2:08:xx, 2:51:xx, 3:21:xx, 6:21:03.

I'm looking forward to logging more miles, and running more races, in 2013!

Ending 2012 the right way: snowshoeing and beer. 

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