Since marathon’s seem to be closing out so quickly, I made sure to register super early for any marathon in 2014 that I had my hopes on running. Here is the list:
Jan. 1st: Myrtle Beach Prediction Run. 23:00 min., pace of 7:24
Mar.1st: Heart Run, 18.3 miles. Not as good as last year, my pace was slow at 9:33. I hope I can use the very cold temps. as a legit excuse but … maybe not.
Mar. 23rd: Syracuse Half Marathon: 1:51:54 net time. 8:33 pace. WAY off from last years 1:46 time and 3rd place win but my entire outlook was different this year. I wanted to start slow for the first 3 miles: 9:23, 9:24, 8:34. Pick it up to MP pace for the next 3: 8:29, 8:20, 8:25. Got into tempo run for the remainder of the race: 8:30(must have hit a hill), 8:18, 8:14, 8:12, 8:09, 8:19, 8:09. So I did what I set out to do.
April 21st: Boston Marathon: Last year 2013 3:46:16 2014 Marathon Recap HERE. Time was 3:53:54. It was 40 deg. in the morning. Temp got up to 65, full sun, felt hot. Nothing hurt. Good run but started too fast so I lost it at 16 on. Over all: 16383/31931. Females: 5951/14356. Age: 410/1490.
May 4th: Tacoma City, WA: Complete recap here. Finished 6th in age group with a run 12 seconds better than Boston at 3:53:41. I didn’t like the hilly course. Lost mental endurance at the 19 mile point but pushed passed the 3:55 pacer in the last mile. I’m really happy with my time. It was over 1000 ft elevation gain and my pace was equal to what I did in Boston which was no where near those kind of elevation profiles.
June 15th: Summer Sizzle: 5 mile race from Deerfield Wilderness Park. 38:24 (a 5 mile PR), pace 7:37/mile
July 13th: Boilermaker 15K: 15K PR of 1:12:30 NET. 5th in age group of 388, pace 7:47, 1240 out of 11,893 finishers.
Sept. 7: Stampede 10K: Mustang Stamped 48:48 Training run. The 10K was put in the middle of an 18 mile training run. Ran the 10K with splits of 8:01, 7:42, 7:37, 7:48, 7:59, and 7:53
Oct. 5th: Portland, OR: Recap here. Ran this as a training run with Ted. He PR’d by 47 minutes. I felt so good but ran very slow to stay with him. 5 hours, 29 seconds.
Nov. 2nd: TCS NYCity Marathon: Recap Here. Not what I wanted it to be but considering the weather conditions, I should be grateful. Time 3:54:42.
Have you scheduled your races yet?