2021 wrapping up and so am I
After reading a few “end of the year” emails and newsletters, this is my rundown and recap of a very interesting 2021.
Here’s my wishlist for you:
You have some healthy, guilt-free miles
You take care of yourself - mentally, physically, and emotionally
You take the time to reset and recharge moving into 2022
As we end 2021, I’ll be taking a week off from posting and sharing, but not from planning for future posts. If you want to guest-write for a week (or more), just reach out to me. The sky is the limit and as long as a single reader would benefit from it, I’d love to share it.
The 2022 training logs are 99% finished - I like double and triple-checking them - before I send them out to current runners, but if you’re in the market for a digital training log for the 2022 calendar year ($20), you can click the button below. If you’re a current runner of mine, you’ll be getting yours shortly!
I’m super close to my 2021 training goal of running 1,200 miles for the year. As of this writing, I have 1,172 miles under my belt with the plan of getting 28 miles in during the next 9 days.
As far as racing goals, I only really set 1 goal and that was to break 5 minutes in the mile which I did on March 27th. I ran four 5k races this year (3 of them were short?!) with a best of 17:28 and ran one 5-miler and a fun staggered 1-miler. All in all, racing was productive, sparse but motivating.
I am very thankful for all of the runners who I coached this year - from everyone at Cinnaminson Middle track and cross country to those runners at Healthy Kids Haddonfield… And then, obviously, every runner who I coached or am coaching online. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
While it was certainly a tough year to find races early on, we finished with a flurry: Berlin, Philly, Atlantic City, Broad Street, and many, many more races. You all did amazing and I’m so happy for you.
As we move into 2022, I’m excited for Boston to be in the spring again. I’m hoping that we all stay safe and motivated to chase after our individual goals.
Okay, that’s a wrap.
You all are amazing. Thank you for reading. I will hear from you or see you on the other side of the calendar.
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Marc is a middle school teacher and coach but also works with distance runners online. I help distance runners around the globe by providing support, writing customized training plans, and designing workouts to help them reach their racing goals. I write for my blog every Wednesday morning and newsletter every Friday morning.