From a running standpoint (and a hip replacement standpoint), 2012 could not have gone any better. There were ups and downs throughout the year…but my running improved.
Here is a recap of the most notable blog posts…..
- My official recovery time line
- HIp Replacement Day
- First workout with the Spokane Distance Project (SDP Boys)
- Bloomsday in 55 minutes
- Continuing my streak of Hoopfests
- Summer Runs
- 19:09 5K Fastest Time of the Summer
- Starting the HIp Runner’s Club
- XC Season and back to coaching a GREAT group of kids
- USATF 8K Race (6:15’s)
- Opening this Blog to Other Hip Runners
- Brooks Sponsorship
- Half Marathon Training Run on 1 Year Anniversary
Resolutions for the coming year. Oh I have some….
- Get back to a good racing weight…..175 would be ideal…I would like to drop about 5 to 8 lbs.
- Improve my diet. What is the vegetable equivalent of 1 beer and a cheeseburger?
- Qualify for Bloomsday 2nd Seeding. OK. I am the 2nd Seeding Coordinator, but I also want to prove my metal as a faster runner. First seeding race will be the St. Paddy’s 5 miler in March. I will attempt to break 31 minutes at that race.
- Increase overall leg flexibilty and strength. In this category, fellow hip runner Brian Scanlon has me beat. He is focusing much of his recovery time on leg strength and flexibility. If I could do it over….I would have spent more time stretching in the earlier months. But it is never too late.
- Bloomsday in under my age. I’ve come close. 2 years ago, I ran the 12k race (7.46 miles) in 45 minutes and change. This year, all I have to do is run it in under 47 minutes.
- Run a half marathon in sub 1:25. I’m thinking fall for this.