Now before we think about what lies ahead I had better have a little look back at 2013:
First lets just see what I've been doing since I last wrote, so that takes us back to Christmas. I was at work on Christmas eve and with it being a half day I decided to put my run in before work. Lots of eating to do with the family that evening and so much to do before then. So I was up at 05h00 and I was running hills. Yes a hill session of 10 x a 400m hill (95-100sec) I was planning on earning Christmas dinner with my Sister and all the family.
|All dressed up|
I headed off at 7 up the mountain, Nursery Ravine, from home it's 8km to the top and 750m climb, just the way to burn off a couple of mince pies!!! Dawn just ran past a friends house to check that all was well (1 of 3 houses we were looking after) before heading home to wake up her friend (best friend from Scotland) who was staying with us. Then the 2 of them took the dogs to the beach for a walk!
|Already hot at the top...|
With so much food consumed I met a couple of friends at Constantia Neck on the 26th and the 3 of us ran up to the Dams for a swim. (another 600m of climb)
|Perfect for a swim!|
|After 5km of climbing!|
|Bret crossing a mnt bike bridge|
|No 100m record were run that day!|
Now finally with the year behind us let's have a look at the magic numbers:
Garmin calls it: 4 560.31km run (I call it 4 555.2km)
Elevation gained: 112 844m
Day's run: 365
Races run: 47 (I also ran 4 x 5km TT that's another 20km!!!)
Distance: 991.8km should have run that other 10km
Best times for the year:
5km 17:23 didn't really race
Marathon: 2h52:45 (to close to that half!)
I also did OK in a couple of trail races!!!
If you look at that I can't be unhappy...
2014, let it bring more of the same!!!