Monday, January 1, 2018

2017 Review

2017 was a year of disappointment and consistency.  Disappointment from goals not achieved (MMT PR goal ending in DNF); consistency in mileage and achieving a Western States qualifier.   Consistency also was also achieved in yet again not getting in to Western States -- six time loser now.

I was happy to reach my mileage goal of 2,500 for the year . . . by the skin of my teeth though.

2002: 651
2003: 2,213
2004: 2,506
2005: 2,667
2006: 3,124
2007: 2,759
2008: 2,812
2009: 3,353
2010: 3,056
2011: 4,523
2012: 2,718
2013: 2,180
2014: 2,375
2015: 2,205
2016: 2,101
2017: 2,507
Total: 41,750 Miles

Plans for 2018: I plan to do two new races in the spring. 1) Terrapin 50K 2) Miwok 100K. Miwok is the focus for the year. It will be my Western States qualifier for 2019 and my first trip to California. I'm looking forward to it as it will coincide with our 10-year anniversary and will be a fun trip.

I'm planning on doing another fast-pack adventure in July. This year will probably be on the Allegheny Trail from Thomas to Marlinton. The fall I'm leaving open, but have some thoughts. I will run something at Iron Mountain -- hopefully the 50M and then maybe a return to Masochist. That's one of my favorite events and I've been away too long.

Happy New Year! Here's to a great year ahead of us in 2018!