2011 running review

Miss Zippy posted a few 2011 Running Review Questions the other day, and I thought I’d play along!

Best race experience? Oakland Running Festival Half Marathon.  It was one of those races where everything just fell into place.  And rather unexpectedly, which made it even better.  A little PR didn’t hurt either.

Best run? Tilden Tough Ten.  Although this was technically a race, I didn’t race it.  My achilles had been bothering me and I hadn’t really been training.  This race was an excuse to get in a no pressure long run.  Everyone was super friendly, the views were spectacular and it was great to get back out there.

Best new piece of gear?  I think the only new gear I got was a pair of full length running tights from REI.  So I guess they win by default.  I only wore them a couple times before the weather warmed up and I stopped running, but they seemed to do the trick!

Best piece of running advice you received?  Take it slow.  I took the RRCA Coaches Certification class in June and this was the theme.  I haven’t really had a chance to test out their training tactics, but I plan to when I get back into running in a few months.  I know my time off and a few extra pounds will mean I have no chance but to take it slow.  So this couldn’t come at a better time.

Most inspirational runner? Hmm…that’s a tough one.  How about I go with all other blogging runners out there.  You inspire me everyday to keep going (er, start going again soon).

If you could sum up your year in a couple of words, what would they be?  Totally unexpected.

Your turn!


One thought on “2011 running review

  1. So glad you posted this! Your Oakland 1/2 sounds like one of those dream days. We all need those every now and then! The take it slow thing is so important–I find that every time I abuse that, I pay for it. Good luck getting it all back!

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