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Bye Bye 2015, Hello 2016

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Yes, I’ll be the first to admit that my blogging in 2015 was pathetic.  Only 3 posts all year.  However, I’m still interested in using this site to try and keep some semblance of WordPress and website hosting technical skills.  After all, my day job is in IT.

2015 was a roller coaster year in terms of running.  In total I ended up with only 307.8 miles, my 4th lowest year since 1999 when I started keeping my detailed running log.  But, that total was well higher than 2013 and 2014, which were even worse running year – so good forward progress.

Long story short, I didn’t run at all in January as I was letting my foot/peroneal continue to heal.  I ran very consistently from Feb through July, actually running in 9 different races during that time, including a half marathon, but I pushed myself too hard and ended up injuring my knee.  It was fun to be running hard again, running a 26:16 5k and 33:36 4 miler in April.  I also discovered the Greater Long Island Running Club, which organized 6 of the 9 races I participated in over the year.

We moved in late July and took a long vacation in early August, and around that time I realized my knee was injured, so I mostly did no running from late July through Oct.  I started to see my personal trainer again in Oct, and our weekly routine was focused around deadlifts, which has really strengthened my legs and helped me get back to fully healthy for running.  I did quite a bit of running in November and December and feel like I’m in a good place to step up running in 2016.

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