Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Crunching the Numbers...

So I kept track of a few things this year. Just wanted to see what crazy things I did and what it all stacked up to be. The motivator... States of course. The word... Focused.

You have to remember that this was my first 100 and I was scared to death. I had run Waldo twice and that is a good challange. Probably the third hardest 100k in the states. (H.U.R.T. and Hellgate being the other harder ones.) But it was still only 66.36 miles, not 100.

I had written down my goals Janurary 3rd, 2006. I still have them hanging on the peg board at work. I didn't get my goal of 12 weeks of 100+ miles a week. Tore my Vastus Medialis early March. Grade 1 tear thank goodness. (small white line close to the bone on the right side of the picture.)(SEE KYLY'S NASTY TEAR OF HER HAMSTRING IN PREVIOUS ENTRY!!!)


Did get in 10 weeks of 100+ and three weeks of 90+ and two weeks of rest with 75+. Eight races leading up to States. DFL three times!!! (didn't care, remember the goal)

So, here are some crazy stupid stats for this year. No, I am not a Hot Newman, LB, Bili, G.M., O.D. French Kiss, White Trash, Olga or the stud of them all...Delicate Flower. I am new to this ultra thing. (those initials are nicknames of real ultra studs!!!) Yes, one of them is my brother. Guess which one?











2006 Stats...........

1. Miles driven to trailheads to run: .................7370.5
2. Times I checked WS website: ....................536
3. Times I e-mailed Kyly: .................................660
4. gu's eaten during training: ..........................82
5. Cans of baked beans eaten: .....................39
6. bandaids used preventing
nipple chafing(sorry ladies, it happens): ......54
7. Pounds of pasta (dry wt.) eaten: ...............9
8. Inches of duct tape used on feet: .............100"
9. Cans of tuna/salmon eaten: ......................287
10. Peanut butter and Jelly sandwiches
eaten before heading out for my second
of the day: ......................................................115
11. Days of doing doubles: .........................115
12. Days ran in the year ...............................244
13. Days ran in September! ........................7
( I was a slacker!)
14. Times got sick during a race ...............22
15. Toe nails lost .........................................14
16. Pairs of shoes worn out....................... 9
17. Money spent on States
(includes all food, gas, clothing,
everything for six months leading
up to WS and cost of races.) ....................$3000.44
18. Miles ran up to and including
WS in six months....................................... 2003.2
19. Times Kyly said my hips looked
BIG or GIGANTIC
with gu in my pockets ................................6
20. Ultra's ran ............................................14
21. Days taken off in
April and May ............................................2
22. Weight loss in six months .................12lbs
23. Body fat reduction in ..........................24% to 17%
first six months
24. Weight gain in last
six months ................................................10lbs
(fatty now)
25. Hours running for
the year .....................................................534.5
26. Times ran a 50+ miler
WITH A HANGOVER!!!
and had a PR!!! .......................................3
27. Favorite Races
(Waldo, States) .......................................2
28. S-caps
(can't count that high)
(let's just count
the # of bottles)................................1.25 approx
29. Marathons ran............................0
(I'm too slow to run
them anymore!)




AND FINALLY......

30. Miles ran for the year ......................3007.25

What are some of your #'s?






16 comments:

Journey to a Centum said...

Nice mileage numbers! Damn that hammie tear in your previous post looks gruesome! Have a great year of running!

Per your comment to me I need all the points I can get since I'm working in a deficit!

Eric

Backofpack said...

Dang! I didn't know I was supposed to keep track of things like peanut butter tortillas and comments from friends. I could've counted emails from Rob, but I just recently cleaned out the deleted files.

I'm going to pretend I didn't see that dollar figure for the build up to States...

robtherunner said...

Hmmm, I am not sure my numbers compare. You ran about the same amount of mileage in 6 months as I did in the entire year. I guess this explains my slower times. Maybe I should keep track of bananas eaten for the year. I eat about 3-4 a day. That would be a good stat.

stephruns said...

terrific numbers! i sometimes forget you are a newby...it's because you know so much!!!

Brooklyn said...

your numbers for the year are nothing short of stunning! you are no longer a newbie.

thanks for the comment about the shin splints on my blog. i knkow it's a temporary situation, but with a race looming large... ugh.

angie's pink fuzzy said...

holy moly! i LOVE the things you keep track of!

Sarah said...

Your number crunching is hilarious! Now how much of that did you just make up? ; ) Nevertheless you had an awesome year!

Sorry about Kyly's hamstring! That looks terrible and I'm sure it feels just as bad.

mtnrunR said...

Really, I didn't make up any of it. I am just so type "A" that the list was easy.

Have a great year!!!
tom

olga said...

More gu and more blog entries this year! We, the bloggers, demand action!
:) My only puzzle is "miles driven to trails" - I am too lazy to look at the odometer. The rest is easy. Although I didn't keep track of this type of things, figuring them out would be piece of cake.
I wonder about French Kiss and Delicate Flower...me think it might be a name popular amongst guys:)

mtnrunR said...

French Kiss is an ultra STUD FEMALE RUNNER!!!!!!!!!!!! We actually don't know how she got the name. Have to ask W.T. on that one. Delicate Flower is dreaming if that name really fits her... All in good fun mind you.

All names were given by a group besides G.M. and Delicate Flower. Giving ones own nickname is not the norm and frowned upon.

mtnrunR said...

Oh, I say "gu" in the generic way. I use Crank products like Olga which each packet has 50% more of the slimmy stuff.

But we all know what we are talking about when we say "gu", that is why I say that term

Bob Gentile said...

Hey Tom...wow those are some stats:0

15. Toe nails lost .... 14

(Umm yes LOSING 14 nails places U OUTSIDE of the Newbie status -CONGRATS Ultra RUNNER!!!

Best Wishes ON DOUBLING the toe nails lost for 2007' but give that knee some rest first...

GREAT POST!!

Bob
PS: I am going to ADD double days this year cuz I want to eat Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches :-)

Neese said...

well, i have no numbers.. but your's are interesting and entertaining!

OCRunnerGirl said...

Nice numbers! Very impressed with your stats. I loved some of your items listed (pb&j sands, toe nails lost, gu consumed) I will have to track mine this year. Great read and great stats Tom! Thanks for stopping by my blog too. I will keep you on my list of daily blogs I must read =)
~kim

sister smile said...

Wow! I'll have to start keeping track of things the way you do. I hope 2007 is even better.

Jessica Deline said...

I'm rather impressed with all the things you keep track of.

26. Times ran a 50+ miler WITH A HANGOVER!!! and had a PR!!!

Now that's impressive and it might also explain some of these: 14. Times got sick during a race ...............22