Eleventy-eleven (2016 running retrospective)

Mile 1111: Dec 31

Mile 1111: Dec 31

As the big odometer in the sky prepares to roll over once again, it’s time for a look back on the year of running.  Yes, I’ve done lots of other stuff besides run this year, but running is the thing I keep the exhaustive stats on.  Bear with me.

It was a good year in terms of raw stats: 1111.1 miles for easily my second biggest year ever and it didn’t even feature any major races to contribute to that.  A lot of the initial push of training was in prep for pacing Ben at Bighorn.

Looking through the year, I see a lot of friends, fun, exploration, and adventures to go along with all those miles.  Thanks to all my stalwart compadres for doing what you do and here’s to plenty more where that came from in 2017!

Mile 15: Jan 9th, Marshal Mesa area during the Southside Fatass

Mile 15: Jan 9th, Marshal Mesa area during the Southside Fatass

Mile 69: Jan 25th, Mt. Sanitas summit. My 10-year running anniversary!

Mile 69: Jan 25th, Mt. Sanitas summit. My 10-year running anniversary!

Mile 104: Feb 7th, Bear Peak with Ben.

Mile 104: Feb 7th, Bear Peak with Ben.

Mile 132: Feb 17, Stout Month at Southern Sun after a cold Night Run

Mile 132: Feb 17, Stout Month at Southern Sun after a cold Night Run

Mile 164: March 5, White Ranch explorations

Mile 164: March 5, White Ranch explorations

Mile 227: April 3, Green Mountain

Mile 227: April 3, Green Mountain

Mile 305: April 23rd, Red Mountain Open Space (crossing state lines)

Mile 305: April 23, Red Mountain Open Space (crossing state lines)

Mile 405: May 14, Quadrock sweep/crew

Mile 405: May 14, Quadrock sweep/crew

Mile 440 (ish): May 21 (3am): Road 68J was a muddy mess on our way to Nederland

Mile 440 (ish): May 21 (3am): Road 68J was a muddy mess on our way to Nederland

Mile 483: June 1, Jason's farewell night run

Mile 483: June 1, Jason’s farewell night run at Chatauqua

Mile 533: June 7th, Sourdough Trail. Ben demonstrates proper falling technique on the Sourdough snowpack.

Mile 533: June 7th, Sourdough Trail. Ben demonstrates proper falling technique.

Mile 555: June 18th, pacing at Bighorn.

Mile 555: June 18th, pacing at Bighorn.

Mile 586: June 18th: Powering up to Dry Fork

Mile 586: June 18th: Powering up to Dry Fork

Mile 630: July 9, Somewhere above Meredith, CO (where?)

Mile 630: July 9, Somewhere above Meredith, CO (where?)

Mile 635: July 13, Fern Canyon

Mile 635: July 13, Fern Canyon

Mile 649: July 17. Pagoda Peak, RMNP.

Mile 649: July 17. Pagoda Peak, RMNP.

Mile 677: July 27, Welcome to Wheeler Basin!

Mile 677: July 27, Welcome to Wheeler Basin!

Mile 706: Aug 8. Blue Lake, Glacier Gorge, RMNP with Peter

Mile 706: Aug 8. Blue Lake, Glacier Gorge, RMNP with Peter

Mile 733: Aug 12, Challenger Glacier. This is a very heady spot.

Mile 733: Aug 12, Challenger Glacier. This is a very heady spot.

Mile 749: August 22, Clark Peak, Rawah Wilderness with Brian

Mile 749: August 22, Clark Peak, Rawah Wilderness with Brian

Mile 820: Sept 10: Black Squirrel Half Marathon. Beer me!

Mile 820: Sept 10: Black Squirrel Half Marathon. Beer me!

Mile 922: Oct 27, Mt. Sanitas Swoop trail.

Mile 922: Oct 27, Mt. Sanitas Swoop trail.

Mile 944: November 6. Ouzel Creek above the falls, Wild Basin, RMNP

Mile 944: November 6. Ouzel Creek above the falls, Wild Basin, RMNP

Mile 984: Nov 24, Louisville Turkey Trot

Mile 984: Nov 24, Louisville Turkey Trot

Mile 995: Nov. 29, RMNP Tourmaline Gorge

Mile 995: Nov. 29, RMNP Tourmaline Gorge

Mile 1027: Dec 7. Wasn't bad once we got moving and could feel our fingers again.

Mile 1027: Dec 7. Wasn’t bad once we got moving and could feel our fingers again.

Mile 1100: Dec 26, Community Ditch

Mile 1100: Dec 26, Community Ditch

Mile 1111: Dec 31

Mile 1111: Dec 31

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