Mileage

YEARLY TOTAL RUN MILEAGE
1427.03 / 303 /  +164,813/-163,683

Trail: 896.83 mi / 187:56 / +117,807
Road:119.72 mi / 17:21 / +5,582
Track: 97.41 mi / 14:50
Treadmill: 44.2 mi / 6:10
RACE: 238.22 / 61:16 / +37,638

WEEKLY & Monthly MILEAGE

Highest: 191 July / 108 (10/4)
Lowest: 15.73 December / 0 (several weeks)

RUNS

Total Number: 197 (some are multipart runs (warmups/cooldowns etc)

Fastest avg (over 1 mi) : 6:48/mi (3.1 Run around ER)
Slowest avg (over 1 mi): 26:01/mi (7 Mile run around Stid Hill in winter)
Longest (mi): 101 mi (Oil Creek 100mi )
Shortest(mi):

Running                                                                  

Training

I had this grand goal in 2013 to run 2500 miles. Due to some injury/tiredness and inconsistency I found myself short of this goal —- sure sounds a lot like last year. Training didn’t go perfect, but somehow managed a 50 miler, Devils Path and a 100 mi finish this year.

Racing 2015

Cutting back a little on the racing (hopefully) and focusing on performing at my key races. I have:

-Johnny’s 5 mile (yearly tradition)
-Muddy Sneaker
-7 Sisters Trail Race
-Whiteface Weekend (Marathon and VK)
-Reverse Devils Path and ADK Traverse Weekend
-Twisted Branch 100K
-Grindstone 100 (A RACE)

Decided to go after another WS qualifier and put the focus a little later in the year so I can go easy thru winter. Swapping from VT to Grindstone allows this for me and a little financial flex as I don’t have to register until April. Most of the races are cheap on my list which helps out.

Health                                                                       

Weight

I tried to lose more weight this year, but ended up WAY more than where I started. So I’m going with the same 2015 goal as last year. I expect to be in the low 150 range when I hit my first race in mid March. It’s only a 10-15lb NOW a 20-25 lb drop but its huge for me.

Diet

Trying to cut out more of the crap. My metabolism has been on overload, I just need to learn to control and suppress, which for me is harder than running an ultra. Part of this began with ridding caffeine for as long as I can. This means no red bull, no coke.

Injuries

Same as last year, I have committed to doing more barefoot training to strengthen my feet, the weak link right now as I see it, and obtain good form. I need to start incorporating my AIS back into my routine to help keep the legs loose and strong. I also plan on doing a little core workout stuff mixed in.

Other                                                                         

I don’t really know what to expect in year number 4. Here are my Top 10 goals this year:

1 FINISH A 100 AND REQUALIFY FOR WESTERN STATES
2 FINISH AND COMPLETE EACH RACE ENTERED
3 AGE GROUP WIN
4 2000 MILES
5 200,000 FT OF EG (400,000 EC)
6 MAF TRAINING FOR THE YEAR
7 TACKLE DEVILS PATH AND adk TRAVERSE IN A WEEKEND
8 WORKOUT ON SOME LEVEL EACH DAY (WALK/RUN/XT)
9 7MIN WORKOUT 3 TIMES/ WEEK
10 BECOME A BETTER DOWNHILL RUNNER