Sunday, December 30, 2012

2012: In Running

Well, 2012 has come and gone. I haven't been able to blog as much as I would have liked (hello, life!), but thought it would be fun to look back at my year 'in running'.

The Numbers
  • miles logged: 2561 - not including tomorrow's run... planning on 6 or 7 more to finish the year!
  • races run: 14
  • highest mileage week: 62 - training for the IL Marathon
  • pairs of shoes gone through: 4 or so
  • money spent on running shoes: don't even want to think about it
  • Clif bars consumed: probably 250 or so, love those things! 
  • number of miles run with my Business Man: oh, about 2. :) I'll turn him into a runner someday... though he did run his first 5k! (with no training)

Overall, it was an awesome year for running. I was really blessed to see a PR in every distance from the 5km to the marathon.

I started the year by pretending to be in college again with an indoor 5km... luckily I was able to hold my own and broke 19 minutes for the first time! (Debating whether I should run this race again in 2013...)

18:50 PR

In March, my Business Man & I traveled to Chicago and I 'got lucky' with the Get Lucky Half the day after St. Patrick's Day on the Chicago lakefront. The 80*F+ temps weren't so lucky though.

1:30:14, paced by two awesome pacers!

The IL Marathon in April was exciting and fun... I hung out with the 3:15 pace group until about mile 21 when they were all-of-a-sudden 50 meters ahead of me. I still don't know how that happened. 

That time I convinced Talen to run a marathon, too. Oh wait, I did it again this year for Boston. Ran a 3:22 PR.

I ran my favorite hilliest & hottest race in June - the Steamboat Classic. For as long as I can run, I will go back to Peoria the third weekend in June and run Steamboat.

63:55, but not the fastest 15km of the year.

The tastiest race was by far the Pumpkin Classic 10km... I surprised myself quite a bit here with my performance. Guess those pumpkin donuts served as good motivation.

38:58 PR

And I finished up the fall racing season with a trifecta of races three weekends in a row. Half-marathon, 15km, half-marathon. Though I wouldn't suggest setting up your races that way, I was a bit fatigued at the end.

Post-Columbus Half - 1:27:09 PR

I'm a little exhausted looking back at this year of running. Just gotta gear up to do it all over again! I've started training for Boston in April, I will definitely be back to give weekly updates. (If only to keep myself organized. :-P) I am very excited to see what 2013 will bring!

2 comments:

Megan Fankhauser said...

The Fankhausers would like to know how you stay motivated post college (that comes from Seth) and Mrs Fankhauser would like to just break an 1:50 half marathon and complete a full getting as close to 4 hours ask possible. Seeing your 1:27 makes me excited for you, but sick to my stomach! Hopefully reading this blog will motivate me as I start my first marathon training!

Sara said...

@Fankhausers - Thanks for reading! I am really really lucky because I met another couple who are crazy runners and they live just 3 blocks from me. They run about my pace and we meet 4-5 days a week at 5:30am to run. If not for them it would be SO much harder. Other than that I don't know much for motivation ideas... What marathon are you guys running??

 
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