My 2016 Running Highlights, including total miles run, my favorite race, a new PR, some lows of training, and what I’m hoping to do in 2017!
I’d been wanting to do a post about my 2016 running highlights and when I saw Michelle post about her 2016 running highlights, I thought I’d use a similar format. (You can see her post here. I can’t believe how many miles she ran. Wowza!)
Total miles: 1,199
Highest Monthly Miles: 174 in September
Longest training run: 16 (on the last day of the year!)
Distance run the most often: 5 miles
Most used playlist: My Workout Mix
Double workout days: 1-2 a week during peak half marathon training (I would run in the morning and do CrossFit at night, and then always rested the next morning. I blogged about why that worked well for me here.)
Races: just one – Mistletoe Half Marathon (recap here). It’s still crazy to me I only did one race when I used to do dozens a year.
PR: half marathon 1:33:29
Biggest highs: setting a completely unexpected PR (I blogged here about why I was racing when I knew I wouldn’t PR. Way to have confidence in yourself Teri 😉 )
Biggest lows: Getting a quad strain while training for the Cherry Blossom 10 miler. And, having IT band pain on my last run of the year.
Favorite running memories: early morning runs with friends, especially when it was dark out and it felt like we were running in a secret world
What was one of your running highlights in 2016? What are you hoping to do in 2017?