Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2013 Year in Review

I summed up most my highlights of 2013 in a previous post, my annual Holiday Note. I did take a trip to Portland after that, during which I climbed Mt. Hood and visited Crater Lake National Park.

To review how I did against my goals for the year:
  • Improve my full Ironman time. Done 5/18, now 14:48:49 (I also set a half PR)
  • Run a marathon. So/so, 3/9, I set a new PR of 4:35:32, but I wound up walking quite a bit of the second half
  • Climb Denali. Summited 7/5 (still haven't finished a blog post). I also added the Montana, Illinois, and Oregon highpoints, and removed the asterisk from Washington for a grand total of 40 state highpoints.
  • Run a 5k in 18:30. Not even close, but I did lower my PR to 20:30
  • Run a sub-6-minute mile. The closest I came to a real attempt was to run 1500 meters at an all-comers track meet in August; it wasn't too pretty at 5:59. I did knock a couple seconds off my mile PR (as reported by my watch) to 6:08
  • Hit a peak power over 1000 Watts. Done 12/21, peak of 1052 and 1000+ for 5 seconds.
I'm hesitant to set any specific goals for 2014. Of course I want to set new marks for every record I have, but to me that's self-evident. My main goal, really, is to stay healthy, stay energized, stay positive. My schedule is already so full, I don't have much time for anything else. My current 2014 commitments are: Rogue 30k 1/5; 3M half marathon 1/19; Big D stair race 1/25; New Orleans marathon 2/2; Mexico mountain climb 2/15-23; Scale the Strat, the US stair racing championship, 3/2; Enchanted Rock Duathlon 3/30; Galveston 70.3 4/6; Fight for Air Austin stair race 4/26; The Rookie Tri 5/4; Ironman Coeur d'Alene 6/29; Ironman Wisconsin 9/7. I would like to get a few more state highpoints. I really want to try ice climbing. I have a crazy idea for something to do after Ironman Wisconsin. There's a remote chance of bagging another of the 7 summits. Somehow I hadn't realized my parents now live next door to a National Park I've never visited, that's something I definitely want to do.

2013 End-of-Year odometer readings/mileage totals:
  • Fat Boy: 115,486 (980)
  • Night Train: 8,331 (72)
  • Volt: 22,751 (8165)
  • Secteur: 3074 (302)
  • Cervélo P3: 2838 (1333 miles)
  • Cervélo R5 (new addition to the fleet): 85
  • Run: 799.8/29.0 outdoors/treadmill miles.
  • Swim: 12.6/115.0 outdoors/pool miles.
Other random facts from 2013: The longest period between races was 5 weeks. I spent a total of 20+ days at or above 10,000 feet elevation. My swim and bike total mileage were lower than 2012, while my run total was about the same; I attribute that to traveling so much, and that it's a lot easier to run while away from home than it is to bike or run. I lost a big toenail three times; I lost count of how many times I lost one of the others.

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