Thanks to Lindsay at RunningtheWindyCity for this Running Year in Review!
Races participated in: 9
Races “raced”: 3
New to me distances: I’d never “raced” a 5K OR 10K before!
States raced in: Massachusetts and Maine
Countries run in: 3! United States, Costa Rica, and Canada!
Technical Trail: 0 –> I want to change this in 2014
Months run in: 12, although my mileage dropped this summer when I was having issues with my running sneakers.
Hottest race: 5K at NERC this summer – we all took it slow because it was in the high 80s/low 90s…at 6:45 at night! It’s no surprise that there was CRAZY thunder and lightning at the end.
Hottest run: This day in Costa Rica
Coldest race: Cape Elizabeth Turkey Trot – it was SO SO SO windy!. It was maybe 15 degrees on race morning?
Coldest run: Tuesday during reading period I went out for a 5 miler before breakfast with a friend. At breakfast, I found out that it was -10 F outside, without windchill – I had no idea! I was so bundled up for the run – even with the neckwarmer up on my face, I still finished with “snowflakes” on my eyelashes
Windiest race: Cape Elizabeth Turkey Trot FOR SURE! When you hear the wind howling while sitting in your car, it makes the motivation of getting out to run a bit harder. Thankfully, the run was on neighborhood roads and we weren’t running into it too much.
Wettest race: Thankfully not! The past 3 or so years the Maine Marathon has been pouring, but for some reason it wasn’t this year – I’ll take it!
Participation medals received: 2
AG medals received: 1! So exciting, even though it was a small race :)
PRs: 3, 5K (my first), 10K (my first), and the half. I ran the 10K with my dad (pacing him) so I know I have a faster 10K in me, but it was my first 10K so I guess that makes it a PR!
Placed in AG: At the Cape Elizabeth Turkey Trot – I was running for GOTR and I got 2nd in my age group while another woman running with us took 2nd women’s overall – GOTR represent!
Races run alone: 7
Races run with others: 2
Who: GOTR buddy run – SO much FUN! and also ran the 10K with my Dad
Acted as pacer: I guess you could say I “paced” my Dad in the 10K – he wanted to finish in under 60 and we did.
Races run without music: I actually run all of them without music…who am I?!
Races run without Garmin: 2 – 1 pre-purchase, and the other was the Buddy Run
Races run in costume: 0 – something else I want to change in 2014. I did “dress up” for the Buddy Run – tall crazy socks, pink and green hair, face tattoos, but not a coherent costume per say.
Best training/long run: This one – it was my third attempt at getting a long run in pre-half marathon, and was certainly worth the wait!
And while we’re on the subject of racing, let’s address my 2014 running goals.
1. Finish the marathon distance.
2. Foam roll at least 4x a week.
3. Be SMART about training
4. Start to increase weekly mileage slowly post-Marathon
5. Join a running club and really get involved with it.