Friday, December 31, 2010

Annual Year-End Summary, 2010 Edition

I didn’t become an Ironman or anything exciting like that this year, but I did put some serious work into getting stronger and faster, to the tune of 7 PRs and 8 top-5 AG placements!

I am, at heart, a numbers junkie so it’s fascinating for me to compare the stats across the past few years.  Note that I was self-coached in 2007 and most of 2008 and have worked with Multisport Mastery since then. 

Year-End Totals (2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)
Swim: 250,835 yds, 262,170 yds, 143,880 yds, 70,795 yds 
Swim: 142.52 miles, 148.95 miles, 81.75 miles, 40.22 miles 
Bike: 2,293.1 miles, 3,430.5 miles, 2,247.5 miles, 1436.6 miles 
Run: 701.2 miles, 741.4 miles, 735.4 miles, 806.23 miles 
Strength: 25.5 hrs, 15.75 hrs, 11.75 hrs, 0 hrs 
Training Time: 308.5 hrs, 490.5 hrs, 385.3 hrs, 287.6 hrs

Swim: Obviously, I was just learning to swim in 2007.  But the fact that my yardage this year is pretty close to last year just tells me how much I’m improving, as I was not training for an Ironman this year!

Bike: Mountain bike only in 2007, my first century in 2008.  Again, not too bad for this year given that I was training for much shorter distance than last year and considering how much stronger I got on the bike.  A case of quality over quantity.

Run: I did 2 marathons in 2007 with another in January 2008, but I also just ran a lot.  I got faster this year with less mileage than all the previous years.

Strength: I think this is the biggest leap of all, and perhaps one of the best contributing factors to my success this year.

Total Time: Obviously my hours weren’t going to compare to last year’s Ironman training, but I find it interesting that I did more with less when comparing 2010 with 2008.

And that’s enough geeking out on the numbers.  2010 was also a wonderful year for life in general!  I had a blast with the dogs, with Jeff and with friends. 

18 comments:

Kelly said...

Wow! I love to compare numbers...it really shows how your training has progressed. Here's to a great 2011!

E.L.F. said...

Congratulations on a great year, Molly! Here's to an even better 2011!!

Wes said...

Molly, it was exciting to share these things with you in 2010. I hope 2011 is a wonderful year for you, and Happy New Year to you, Jeff, and the aminals! :-)

beardies3 said...

I've always loved reading your numbers. Will miss the Sunday wrap up. It fascinates us. :-) We admire you so much.
And loved the video!

Meredith said...

Happy New Year Molly! Thank you for sharing 2010 with me!

melissa said...

What a great year!! I love your stats. I almost forgot about the early part of year. Bring on an even better 2011!

Susietri said...

OMG OMG OMG We made your video! Woo!

Susietri said...

Alex is very excited that we made your video. Great year, 2011 will rock!

Jennifer said...

A super year for you! Congrats on that and happy new year to you and yours!!

jennabul said...

Very nice! Thanks for sharing. Great numbers this year =)

San said...

Those numbers seem crazy to me. Well done.

Happy new year, which will be hopefully as awesome as the last year for you.

Kathleen said...

Happy New Year!
See you in Arizona :)

Jennifer said...

Wow, good work! PRs and top AG spots with less time investment is awesome. Can't wait to get to that point myself. Here's to a fabulous 2011! Hoping to meet you in person at at least one event this year.

Elizabeth A. Rich said...

Happy New Year Molly!! I am NOT a numbers person so it's always interesting to see people keep track of all that stuff. Shucks I would drive myself nuts collecting those numbers. Can't wait to see what's in store for you in 2011!!! I am sure it will be a GREAT year with even more PR's.

Jennifer said...

Ok, this is how much of a numbers geek I am... I started running your numbers to see what kind of improvement measurements I could track for myself. For kicks, I calculated your average miles per hour for the entire year over all three sports. In 2007 you did 7.9 MPH, 2009 you did 9.1 and in 2010 you did 11.1. Now obviously this depends on what % of total training was on the bike since that accounts for the most mileage. Here's the cool thing: in 2009 your bike was 79% of total, and in 2010 it was dropped to 73%. So you added 2 MPH and spent LESS time on the bike. That's AWESOME. :-)

GoBigGreen said...

awesome Molly! Yes its funny I run as fast or faster but i get more sore:) LOL.
You are going to have a great 2011~!

My Life and Running said...

How inspiring to see all those numbers Molly. You have certainly transformed yourself over the years! Can't wait to see your strides in 2011!

TriGirl Kate O said...

Love it! Cheers to a great 2011--hope I'll get to see you~