Friday, January 29, 2010

2010 Race Schedule

It's probably time to start thinking about my race schedule for 2010. Here is the tentative schedule:

Sunday, March 21st - Shamrock Shuffle (Chicago) 8-K
Sunday, March 28th - Ocean Drive Marathon (Cape May County, NJ)
Saturday, April 3rd - Lincoln Memorial 1/2 Marathon (Springfield, IL)
Saturday, May 1st - Illinois Marathon (Champaign, IL)
Saturday, May 8th - Indy Mini Half Marathon (Indianapolis, IN)
Saturday, June 12th - Viborg, SD Marathon or, Mattoon Olympic Distance Triathlon
Saturday, June 26th - Seattle Marathon (Seattle, WA)
Sunday, July 4th - Park to Park 5 Mile
Sunday, July 11th - Missoula, MT Marathon ??
Saturday, July 17th - Evergreen Olympic Distance Triathlon
Saturday, July 31st - Steelhead 1/2 Ironman Triathlon
Saturday, August 22nd - Pigman 1/2 Iron Distance Triathlon
Sunday, October 3nd - Portland, Maine Marathon
Sunday, November 14th - Outer Banks Marathon, Outer Banks, NC

Monday, January 4, 2010

2009 Race Reflections

Photo above taken 10/22/09 - Maddox just released from hospital with H1N1, I'm starting to get it when this photo was taken. How can such a sweet little baby boy, get me so sick?

January highlights:
1/10-1/11 Goofy Challenge - 1/2 marathon on Sat. (2:05), full marathon next day on Sun. (4:49)
Returned to pool workouts
Returned to indoor trainer rides
Returned to Yoga Wednesdays

February highlights:
First grandson Maddox arrived on Feb. 10th
Ran in lots of snow
Foot injury (tenosynovitis)
Continued pool workouts and trainer rides

March highlights:
Granddaughter Ella turned 3 on March 2nd
Training hard for Boston Marathon (ran hills in early morning in Downs)
Continued pool workouts, trainer rides, Yoga Wednesdays

April highlights:
4/04 Ran Springfield 1/2 marathon (2:00:42), 2nd place in age group, 128th out of 479 females
Granddaughter Nora arrived on April 6th
4/11 Ran Illinois 1/2 marathon in Champaign (2:01:03), 3rd in age group, 546 out of 2095 females
Granddaughter Madison's 4th birthday on April 15th
4/20 Ran the Boston Marathon (4:36) on 4/20

May highlights:
5/02 Ran Indy 1/2 marathon (1:58), 28th in age group (723), 2121 out of 15,890 total females
Outdoor bike rides resume
Outdoor swims resume

June highlights:
6/06 Tri-Shark Triathlon (Sprint distance), 3rd place in age group
First long outdoor ride (Interplanetary Ride) 60 miles
Hamstring injury while doing yard work

July highlights:
Hamstring injury took me out of the 4th of July Park to Park 5 mile race
70 mile outdoor ride, 105 mile ride (Biking with Beanzie), 80 mile ride (Tour de DeWitt)
Saw lots of corn on long bike rides

August highlights:
70 mile bike ride (Mendota Sweet Corn Festival Ride)
68 mile bike ride (Mahomet C-U Across the Prairie)
Madison (WI) Open Water Swim 1.2 miles, 3rd place in age group

September highlights:
9/11 Patriot's Run (Marathon) in Olathe, Kansas - in memory of 9/11, noon start, 90 degrees, 1st female overall
Ran with lots of aphids most of the month - yuk!
Training for St. George, Utah Marathon - lots of hill training

October highlights:
10/03 St. George, Utah Marathon (4:11), Boston qualifying time, 17th in age group (111)
Hiking in Zion National Park & Bryce Canyon
Trainer rides resume
Maddox in hospital with H1N1 on 10/19
I get H1N1 on 10/21 and spend the next 3 weeks sick

November highlights:
11/01 Ran the Manchester, NH Marathon while still sick, dropped out at the 1/2, walked back to hotel, decided to jump back in, finished 28.2 miles in 5:05. Felt terrible, but finished.
Ran Thanksgiving Day 3 mile Turkey Trot (1st in age group)
Began group indoor trainer rides, return to weight training, P90x, Yoga Wednesday

December highlights:
Lots of focus on weight training, group indoor trainer rides
Enjoying Christmas with grandchildren
Sledding with Ella & Madison

Marathons completed in 35 states. 65 total marathons. Goal date for completing marathons in all 50 states, plus DC - end of 2011.