Friday, 6 January 2012

2011 Review

2011 started with some problems with my back and hamstrings.  Problems I tried to ignore, but in the end had to give in to.   The problem being diagnosed as a restricted sciatic nerve. This resulted in 7 weeks out injured.

So a return of 1793 miles for the year (average just under 34.5 miles per week) I feel is quite satisfactory.

As far as racing goes, despite 3 races by the end of February and the Blaydon Race and Yorkshire Wolds half marathon in June and July, when I was just getting back from injury;  Racing did not really start until September. 

The 12 races I had between September and the end of the year got me back into the habit of racing and I feel were reasonably successful in that, apart from a couple of occasions, stopped the trend of getting slower with each race and in fact started to make small in roads into reversing the trend.  Something I hope to build upon this year.

Talking of the coming year, I am currently finalising my goals for 2012 which I will publish, probably in my next post, by way of accountability.

So, all in all not a vintage year by any means, but one that has left me as keen as ever to keep pushing on and of course I have a new age group (over 55's) to look forward to from May.   

2 comments:

Christina said...

Wishing you the very best for 2012.

Antony Bradford said...

All the best for 2012. Really enjoyed reading the posts.