Quick review of 2016:
A solid year's training. Decent mileage at times. Focus for 2016 was to train well and build up a base, having been on/off the previous few years. Mostly successful, decent mileage at times, and I do have a decent base now.
Winter training in Edinburgh has gone relatively well, could probably do with a bit more gym over the last while. I've done relatively few sessions, but this was mostly a conscious decision. Haven't run well in a race which could be related, but not too worried, and I haven't raced much. Will be hoping to get back to more quick-stuff, and start to work on speed in the next few weeks, leading into Spring.
Partway through the year it became a subsidiary goal to run everyday in 2016, and well that was a bit rough at times, but completed in the end, so that's kind of cool.
With regard to the goals I set at the start of the year
, here's a brief run down:
- ran 4077km, fairly smashed a goal which had assumed I'd get some injury. √
- 68485m √
- 406hrs √
- 2034c √
800m - 2:00
1500m - 4:30
Mile - 4:50
3km - 9:30
5km - 16:00
10km - 35:00
Intervarsity X-C (Top 40)
JK Overall (Top 20)
Intervarsity Orienteering (Both golds)
IOC Long (Gold)
IOC Relay (Gold)
- no spectacular race, but all relatively solid. 42nd in middle & 15th in relay would be highlights (& controversial beer relay gold)
Will have some goals to follow.