Sunday, December 22, 2013

2013 Year in Review

Well, it's time to wrap up another year of multisport and gimping.  I am impatiently hoping 2014 takes a positive turn with regards to my foot and running.  That said here's my 2013 wrap up:
3/03 - Youngstown 1/2 Marathon - 1:58:21
3/06 - St. Malachi 5 Miler - 38:394/27 - Pineline Marathon - 3:58:31, 2nd Female Overall
7/20 - Shot in the Dark (2 Person Relay): Team Spin Hub - Total time: 29:05, My time: 15:04,  9th Co-ed team Overall
6/14 - I took Janet Edwards QOM on the BP to Hunan section of Strava (she took it back on 7/02 )
7/21 - Huntington Sprint Tri - 1:12:47, 1st in Age Group
8/18 - Machine Head Sprint Tri - 1:27:39, 3rd Female Overall
9/08 - Rev3 Half Tri - 5:34:58 3rd in Age Group, 24th Female Overall (although only my 2nd half, still counts as a PR!)
With my foot still bothering me after 3 years, running was difficult and I spent a very large amount of time on the bike.  I completed the Sunday in June 100K, The Bicycle Hub Hungarian 100K, Women's only Rapha 100K, and the Sweet Corn Challenge (104 miles). 
Fun Facts for the Summer
I also had never ridden over 200 miles in a 7 day period until the week of 8/11-8/17, but I managed the full 100 mile Emerald Necklace on Sunday 8/11 (solo), 21.4 miles rode to volunteer at the Dark Horse 5K run, then rode the Rev3 Preview Day with a friend in 5:06:xx (fastest century ever for me) on the following Saturday on 8/17 .
I have only averaged over 20 mph in sprints on the bike, but managed 20.4 mph on an insanely windy Rev3 half course
I only swam and ran a handful of times over the summer but I broke over 2,000 miles cycling (which is a lot for me).  This was easily the best cycling shape I have ever been in.
Only got 4 flats over the summer, broke 1 crank arm and pedal, ripped off 1 derailleur hanger, broke a spoke and snapped a chain.  No crashes.
Representing the Bicycle Hub was a lot of fun.  I was able to meet new people and ride with old friends.  And I got to wear a cool kit -- Argyle definitely makes you faster on the bike.
All in all it was THE BEST summer of riding ever for me (at least so far, wait until next year). 

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