Back in January 2011 I was coming back from injury and was taking it easy. I ran OK in a couple of short trail runs and then in Feb I ran the FREEDOM RACE and if I hadn't taken a wrong turn I would have had a good time for 27km. (I now have a good time for 27.5km!)
In March it was time to race a 10km race 35:30 so thing were going well.
April was a good month with a solid 30km, and a couple of trail wins... I did enjoy winning Oceans Trail and getting my picture in the paper!
In May I started to train for a Mountain marathon and in June I had a good 15km race running 52:00 the day we felt on holiday. And then at the end of the holiday I ran my mountain Marathon, with didn't go as to plan, but I had a great holiday, so who cares...
It didn't take long to get my speed back and I ran a good Cross Country Champs and was looking forward to taking on the world... OK the local trail races! But I got sick and then Mr Spider put pay to the next couple of big races...
The comeback was slow, but I was soon racing again... 10 km after 10km race and by the end of October 10km number 6 in a row I was ready to go hard!!! With the help of my Magic shoes I race 34:56.
Now it was time to train for a marathon so I did a bit of marathon cramming!!! (if you arenew to running don't cram for a marathon!) and it almost paid off. I had a good run only hurting in the last couple of km.
So now for a couple of numbers:
1 x Track race (plan to run more in 2012)
4 x Cross Country (plan to run more in 2012)
12 x trail races (no plans here what happens happens!)
34 x road races!!! (no plans, but I want to run fast!!!)
3862.9km ran in the year with 11 week over 100km
no 0km weeks smallest week 5km
Roll on 2012