2017 Numbers and Overall Balance

I’ve kept the last few years for comparison purposes… and my comments in Italics. I expect your comments below.
What do YOU think are the wins and fails? what about your wins and fails? What is the most important factor for you? Mileage, PRs, races..??
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Total Miles:
2009- 678
2010- 1217
2011- 886
2012- 1241
2013- 1109
2014- 1081
2015- 1237
2016- 1502
2017-1616
— wow. simple: most miles ever. And I just took a few weeks off here and there. awesome. thumbs up
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Races:
2009- 10 (9 in NYC, 1 in Nashville) 1 marathon, 2 halfs, one 18 miler, one 10k, one 5M, two 4M, one 3 miler and a Mile.
2010- 19 (13 in NYC, 1 in Boston, 1 in Boulder, 2 in NJ, 1 in Philly, and 1 in Buenos Aires)
2011- 12 (10 in NYC, 1 in DC, and 1 in NJ)
2012- 16 (13 in NYC, 1 in PA, 1 in Germany, 1 in Argentina)
2013- 11 (10 in NYC, one in NJ)
2014- 15 (12 in NYC, one in NJ, one in MA, and one in Argentina)
2015- 17 (16 in NYC, one in NJ)
2016- 13 (11 in NYC, two in NJ), 6 were half marathons
2017-20 (all in NYC, 4 halfs, 1 full,5 5Ks!)
— Interesting. If asked I would have said I didn’t race that much… but seems like I raced the most ever. thumbs up
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PRs:
2009- Six! (Out of 10 races)
2010- Thirteen! (Out of 19 races)
2011- Six + 1 automatic one (Out of 12 races)
2012- Three (marathon, 5K, mile) + 1 automatic (out of 16 races)
2013- Three (half mary, 4 miler, and 10K)
2014- ZERO!
2015- ONE – at the NYRR Hope and Possibility 5 Miler in June. I also came first woman in a 5K, but no PR there.
2016- ONE! at the United NYC Half.
2017-NONE. (one automatic, for a new distance, but.. whatever)
— a little sad about this as I trained a lot this year. Had lots of speedwork and long runs and I was so far off. I was a few seconds away in about 5 races, the rest were a bit slower than my PRs. thumbs down.
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Highest Age Grading:
2009- 60%
2010- 69%
2011- 68.5%
2012- 71:29%
2013- 70.23%
2013- 70.20%
2015- 72.28%
2016- 72.68%
2017- 71.06%
— crap. thumbs down.
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Injuries:
2009- 2 — retrocalcaneal bursitis (5 months out), piriformis syndrome (10 weeks out)
2010- ITBS (three weeks out right before the Boston Marahton!)
2011- broken shoulder, 2 broken ribs, torn rotator cuff (2 weeks before NYCM!)
2012- NOT ONE!
2013- NOT ONE RUNNING INJURY! WOHOOO
2014- just my will to run…?!?! So, yey, good!?!?!
2015- a little adductor strain. It took a few months to diagnose it, but didn’t stop me from running.
2016- NOPE
2017- NOPE
—most mileage ever and no injuries? #winning! thumbs up
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Races Cancelled or DNFed:
2009- none
2010- One DNF, a 50K where I fell twice.
2011- Chicago, DNS because of 2 stress fractures.
2012- ONE DNS (snow storm!), plus the NYC Marathon cancellation.
2013- none
2014- none
2015- Did the France Run without bib chip as I didn’t want to race it and skipped the Newport Half because wasn’t sure what was happening with my leg…
2016- One DNS: Philly Marathon
2017- Many. 
—Skipped many because of work, but that doesn’t really count…! I also had about 2 or 3 that I remember not doing (like the NYRR Retro 4 Miler or the NB 5th Avenue Mile because my stomach was in really bad shape. nothing serious. thumbs up
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Highest/Average Weekly Mileage:
2009- Highest: 40. Average: 13
2010- Highest: 40. Average: 23
2011- Highest: 36. Average: 17
2012- Highest: 40. Average: 25
2013- Highest: 43. Average 21.
2014- Highest: 43. Average 20.
2015- Highest: 40. Average 23.6
2016- Highest: 50. Average 28.8 most!
2017-Highest: 49. Average: 29.4!
—fabo! thumbs up
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Marathons:
2009- One (NYC). PR: 3:45:22
2010- Two (NYC and Boston). PR: 3:42:33
2011- Two (National and NYC). PR: 3:37:57. DNS in Chicago for injury.
2012- One (Berlin). PR: 3:27:44
2013- One (NYC). A MegaMESS
2014- Two (Boston and NYC).
2015- NONE. isn’t that insane?
2016- No thanks.
2017-One. Mohawk Hudson River Marathon.
— I tried, I remembered why I stopped running marathons. Not for me. Thanks. thumbs up I guess because I did it. I guess?
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Half Marathons:
2009- Two. PR was 1:45:55
2010- Six. PR is 1:42:47
2011- Two. No PR.
2012- Two. No PR. (though there was an unofficial half marathon PR in the second half of the Berlin marathon)
2013- Three. A 1:37:35 PR and two I did for training (1:45 and 1:42).
2014: FOUR! NYC Half, Brooklyn, Gretes’ Great Gallop and Staten Island. Not ONE PR!
2015- Three raced, one Paced. NYC Half, Brooklyn, More (pacing the 1:45 group) and Staten Island
2016- SIX. the most!
2017-Four. Raced only two of those.
— One about a minute and a half from a PR, the other one was not great. One for fun and one as a Pacer. Not sure about qualifying this one either!
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THE BALANCE
If you look at the numbers up there, you’d think it was bad year. I get it. I actually got shocked putting this together because… numbers don’t show the whole story. I had fun this year. I really did. I run with so many friends, groups, in different places, races I had not done before… in hindsight, it feels like it was a fun year and that I shouldn’t have had great numbers. But I did the most miles ever, so in a way, it shows there. I am not gonna lie, obviously, I am not ready to give up on another PR yet (is this an age thing or what?), I will keep trying but I would be happy with a similar year in 2018. thumbs up
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Goals for 2018…? YES: at least ONE dammmmm PR!!!
But, am I willing to do WHATEVER it takes to get it…. mmmmm. we’ll see.
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What was your biggest accomplishment in 2017? do you have any specific goals for 2018?
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6 thoughts on “2017 Numbers and Overall Balance

  1. You’re amazing. I wish I were as organized as you are with all my data. I’m just not anywhere close to being this organized! Cheers to all these many past years of amazingness and to a bad ass 2018 that awaits! 😍

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  2. Nice post. I’d say it was a pretty good year for you overall.
    I finished with 1505 miles. 7 races. No PRs but I did set post-35 PRs at 5K, 10K and the Half at age 37. 4 new states (New York, Wyoming, New Mexico, Montana) which takes me up to 32. The New York race was the NYC half.

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  3. You are so inspiring! My favorite comment was that you remembered why you stopped running marathons! I just ran NYC Marathon, which was always on my bucket list. I had run 2 prior marathons and both times said I didn’t like running them! I’m much older now and probably weigh more, and was disappointed in my slow marathon. I think I let the disappointment of that and several other factors (last wave, lower level of the bridge, crappy weather) taint the experience of NY I wanted for so many years. Your post reminded me that I run because I like it, I’m grateful that I can run and I need to keep it fun. Thank you.

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