Well I made through the first six months of the year without much to complain about. So far this has been a very good year for me.
I finished the first half of the year with 2,375 miles which ranks as the fourth most I’ve ever done for that period of time (trails only 1992, 1995, and 2001). Mostly that can be attributed to the many triples (three runs a day) and even more doubles. I’ve found a mix that, so far, has kept me healthy and racing well.
Thus far I’ve raced 30 times, mixing it up with six indoor track races, two cross-country, two trail, four snowshoe, five mountain, and 11 road races.
I set masters (40+) personal bests at:
200 meters – 33.0
800 meters – 2:24.5
1500 meters – 4:44.6
4 miles – 21:54
10km – 34:27
10 miles – 57:15
Marathon – 1:16:48
Pack Monadnock – 1:06:37
– 1:08:19 Washington
Looking ahead to the second half of 2012, I’m hoping to continue running 80-100 miles per week (with lots of doubles). There are two more USATF New England mountain series races left and both are mostly uphill, so I hope to do well at those. I’ve also got three USATF New England road championships left, but I doubt that I’ll do the marathon (unless I have a chance to win the 45-49 age group for the series). I’m also planning on running at the master’s outdoor track nationals and the
10k trail championship in August. No rest for the wicked! U.S.