Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2011 Trials of Miles

Chad & Dee:

Well, 2011 is in the books.  It was quite the roller coaster of a year.  For Chad, it was a year filled with hard work, good training, and PRs in every distance except the 5k.  Unfortunately, the year ended with him back on the DL nursing some type of hamstring injury thanks to a spin class.  Proof that cross-training is bad.  For Danielle, it was a year filled with injuries and set backs and nothing close to a PR.  However, not every year can be good, and sometimes we need to take a step back before we can take a step forward.  Hopefully 2012 is a step forward!

2012 will see us change our focus from running to triathlons.  There will be plenty of running and racing, to be sure, but this year we are foregoing the Run For Your Life Grand Prix Series, and looking to do a triathlon Grand Prix Series instead.  We are very excited to represent One2Tri Racing again! 

Just for fun, here is our mileage breakdown for 2011.  Let's see if we can't do better in 2012.

Dee-                                                         Chad-
Run:    2,264 miles                                     Run:    2,423.2 miles
Bike:   2,232.5 miles                                   Bike:   2,967.6 miles
Swim: 156,590 meters (97 miles)                 Swim: 389,280 meters (241 miles)

Chad's totals are a bit off since he tends to stop tracking as vigilently when he is out injured.

Here are the stats from 2010- the year we started swimming and bought bikes.

Dee-                                                         Chad-
Run:    2,558.7 miles                                  Run:   2,067.9 miles
Bike:   291.7 miles                                     Bike:  747.1 miles
Swim: 55,824 meters (34 miles)                  Swim: 315,371 meters (195 miles)
Solid improvements on the biking and swimming, but still plenty of work to do.  Here's to some great training in 2012!

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