January 5, 2012

Days of our Lives

Photo of the Day 2011 Photo of the Day 2010 Photo of the Day 2009

1000+ photos in one post may be a new record for me.

January 1, 2012

December 2011

Photo of the Day

December 2011

Like 2009, and unlike 2010 where I missed three days, I managed to get a photo every day in 2011.


Trail run

I was able to recover from November's setback, and I've been doing some pretty good running lately. All my long runs have been on trails, many of them with the SLUGs. The exciting news is that I registered for the Fuego Y Agua 50 km ultra-marathon on Ometepe Island in Nicaragua in February. It should be great fun, though extremely challenging. I'm not worried about the distance (31 miles!), I've run that kind of distance before (with less training). The two primary challenges will be the dry-season heat and the massive 4,000 ft ascent and descent of the volcano in the final 8 miles of the race.

MonthDistance# WorkoutsAvg per Workout
January13.54 Mile34.51333 Mile
February33.47 Mile74.78143 Mile
March71.64 Mile107.164 Mile
April31.12 Mile65.18667 Mile
May71.9569 Mile107.19569 Mile
June85.87 Mile117.80636 Mile
July49.47 Mile77.06714 Mile
August116.34 Mile138.94923 Mile
September82.89 Mile126.9075 Mile
October100.83 Mile119.16636 Mile
November56.36 Mile78.05143 Mile
December107.4 Mile119.76364 Mile
Total820.887 Mile1087.6008 Mile

Running 2011 12


I'm also back on the bike after my knee problems, though I didn't do much training. What little time I had available for training I chose to run instead. I need to toughen up and get out on the bike in the cold more often.

BikeDistance# RidesAvg per Ride
Pocket Rocket11.4 Mile33.8 Mile
Thundercougarfalconbird24.29 Mile212.145 Mile
Total35.69 Mile57.138 Mile

MonthDistance# WorkoutsAvg per Workout
January35.32 Mile48.83 Mile
March3. Mile13. Mile
April36.25 Mile75.17857 Mile
May272.94 Mile2510.9176 Mile
June344.02 Mile2613.2315 Mile
July306.77 Mile1225.5642 Mile
August418.39 Mile2516.7356 Mile
September270.2 Mile2411.2583 Mile
October321.64 Mile1521.4427 Mile
November20.6 Mile54.12 Mile
December35.69 Mile57.138 Mile
Total2064.82 Mile14913.8579 Mile

Cycling 2011 12


On a hike

I've still been walking a fair amount, but I've also started doing a bit more hiking. One of my primary rules for dealing with my on-and-off knee issues is not running on two consecutive days. So sometimes I go hiking on the off days as a substitute. Hiking will play an important role in the Fuego Y Agua race, as most of the volcano trail is far too steep to run up.

MonthDistance# WorkoutsAvg per Workout
January56.9 Mile163.55625 Mile
February47.6 Mile143.4 Mile
March83.4 Mile243.475 Mile
April84.3 Mile263.24231 Mile
May65.5 Mile203.275 Mile
June57.3 Mile173.37059 Mile
July23.75 Mile121.97917 Mile
August31.7 Mile93.52222 Mile
September42.2022 Mile162.63764 Mile
October44.5 Mile162.78125 Mile
November59.7 Mile193.14211 Mile
December63.46 Mile213.0219 Mile
Total660.312 Mile2103.14434 Mile

Walking 2011 12