Thursday, December 23, 2010
Running Review of 2010
States run in: New York, Michigan, Massachusetts, DC, Virginia, Maryland, Florida
Races: 11 (2 5ks, 1 4miler, 1 5 miler, 3 10ks, 1 half marathon, 3 marathons) = 125.5 miles of races
Marathon: Went from 3:39:55 to 3:35:54 (goal was to run 3:35)
Half Marathon: Went from 143:29 to 1:39:30 (goal was 1:40)
10k: Went from 46:01 to 44:45 (goal was 45:00)
5k: Went from 22:24 to 21:53 (goal was 22:00)
1 mile: 6:13 to 6:07 (goal was 6:00 - but I only did one attempt, and I am okay with not meeting this - will raise the stakes for 2011)
Mileage: 1690 in 2009 to 2017 miles in 2010 (goal was 2010)
So I met all of my goals, except the mile, and I am not too concerned about that. I am pretty excited that I was able to hit all of my goal times. I'll do my 2011 goals in a different post, once I do some more thinking about those goals.
I have learned about the power of negative splits. Particularly in the 10k, I have become much better at running negative splits, and consequently, have run much better races. Seriously, run the second half faster - it is much more fun to pass people in the end.
I have improved my swimming (new distance PR this morning 2,050 yards!!) and learned of the fun of playing too.
I got to be a part of the Pacers Ambassadors program, volunteer at some great races, and go on some great runs with the Clarendon running group.
I ran up and down the East Coast (and Kalamazoo, MI too while at a conference).
I won my first race (Meaghan's 5k - June), and got a couple of AG awards too.
My parents started running, and have even completed a 5k.
I got to do 3 marathons: Boston, Rochester, and Marine Corps - each special in its own way.
I learned a lot, grew up as a runner, and strengthened some important relationships along the way. Not too shabby for a year's work.