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..??
— wow. simple: most miles ever. To be fair, I add 100 miles to my goal every year, so 1800 was the goal (from 1700 last year). awesome. thumbs up
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!)
2018- 26 (all in NYC minus the Newport 10K -all short distances, longest were one half, one 15K and one 10 miler)
2019- 20 -all in NYC minus a 5K in Nice, France, and the Cherry 10 Miler in DC. One marathon (NYC!) four halfs and a lot of shorter distances!)
— Good amount and really a great mix of distances. Also, hey, a marathon, which hadn’t happened in a while. thumbs up
2009- Six! (Out of 10 races)
2010- Thirteen! (Out of 19 races)
2011- Six + 1 automatic (Out of 12 races)
2012- Three (marathon, 5K, mile) + 1 automatic (out of 16 races)
2013- Three (half mary, 4 miler, and 10K)
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)
2018- none (of 26 races…!)
2019- Three! It took three years but one major PR in the 10 Miler which then I beat later in the year… wohoo
— could be better or more… but i’ll take it! thumbs up
Highest Age Grading:
— still the highest! also, grading was updated (and got harder) two years ago. thumbs up
2009- 2 — retrocalcaneal bursitis (5 months out), piriformis syndrome (10 weeks out)
2010- ITBS (three weeks out right before the Boston Marathon!)
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.
2018- NOPE. There was some weird ligament strain bothering me for a couple of months but I luckily didn’t have to stop running.
2019- NIET. I did fall twice but nothing that stopped my from running.
—#winning! thumbs up
Races Cancelled or DNFed:
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.
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
2018- a few. Mostly a few halfs.
—Because of the knee strain that I didn’t want to turn into an injury, I skipped a few Fall halfs. But I still raced the most ever and even got a few AG wins and placings! thumbs up
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
2017- Highest: 49. Average: 29.4
2018- Highest: 49. Average: 33.1!
2019- Highest: 56. Average: 35,6
—YAAAAAAAAA! ON FIRE!!!! thumbs up
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.
2018- No thanks!
2019- One. NYC: with a course PR by like 10 minutes from like 10 years ago!!!! WOHOOOO
— #QUEEN thumbs up
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.
2018- One. Ouch.
2019: Four, all within 1:42 to 1:39….
— very far from 1:36… oh well, we do what we can….! thumbs down.
Besides some consistent running throughout (even on vacation in France!) and some really decent race results and placings, the best part was the races I got to do and the places I run on. Running in Nice was amazing, I got to see SO much… Running in Paris was ridiculous, I am so lucky I get to see the cities empty and sometimes with my husband… it is such a luxury… I discovered another amazing place to run in Buenos Aires when I visit my family and pop in for churros on my way to my parents.. the habits we develop as runners can’t be understated… I love that my crew loves to run early, before the sun even comes out to play and that I get Central Park for myself. I love that I am not in a team, running with no pressure, or obligations, or even people who could be jealous/mean. Everyone around me is really supportive and there for a reason. The running scene for me means friends/early morning/health/laughs/social time. There is no pressure or competitiveness. Still, we all show up to try our best and be there for our buddies. That’s exactly how I like it. really high thumbs up
What was your biggest accomplishment in 2019?
Do you have any goals for 2020?
2019 – Coming back from 2018 surgery with 2 marathons and my first sub-4 since 2014.
2020 – BQ
Monthly miles are incredible. I reach 120 about once a year, but not every year!
No big accomplishments for 2019 other than that I’m still in the game.