Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Year in Review

As far as what I spent my time doing in 2012, I think my Holiday Note post pretty much covered it. I wouldn't say I really accomplished anything big since I wrote that. The only thing of note, really, was my attempt to climb Mt. Hood last week.

Regarding goals set out at the start of 2012, the only definitive goal was to finish Ironman Louisville, which I did. I did finish the Austin Marathon, albeit at a walking pace due to injury. I did two more half-Iron distance races (Buffalo Springs and Kerrville), bringing my PR below 6 hours. While I did come close to my goal of a sub-20-minute 5k with a 20:35 at the Donkey Dash, I still have not crossed that mark. I set a new 10k PR this year. Of the non-race things on my 2012 wish list, the only one I did manage to do was go skiing, but that was just one day.

So, some goals for 2013:
  • Improve my full Ironman time. I'm already signed up for Ironman Texas in May, and could possibly add another.
  • Run a marathon. Although I've done the marathon distance twice now, neither would count as a run. My goal time is sub-4 hours. I am doing "just" a marathon in March, but could add another in the fall if I still haven't broken 4 hours.
  • Climb Denali. I have signed up for an expedition in June.
  • Run a 5k in 18:30. I know I still haven't broken 20, but I'm close enough that I need to set the bar higher for next year.
  • Run a sub-6-minute mile. I've been as quick as 6:12 according to my watch. I would really like to go under 5:30.
  • Hit a peak power over 1000 Watts. So far my max is 907, so this shouldn't be too hard.
2012 End-of-Year odometer readings/mileage totals:
  • Fat Boy: 114,506 (1390)
  • Night Train: 8,259 (190)
  • Volt: 14,586 but it had 2554 on it when I bought it in February. I averaged 100 mpg for the 12,032.0 mile I drove it.
  • Secteur: 2772.0 (610, almost entirely on the trainer)
  • CervĂ©lo: 747.9 (I had to replace my computer mid-year, and didn't record its mileage before sending it in. Almost all of the 1763 miles I rode outdoors were on the P3.)
  • Run: 797.2/19.1 outdoors/treadmill miles.
  • Swim: 16.6/128.2 outdoors/pool miles.

Not by a huge margin, but I did put more miles on my bicycles than my motorcycles this year. My highest volume of training was in July, when I logged a total of 570 miles. I hope to top that while training for Ironman Texas.

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