Category: Races-Other

Races outside of our 50-State quest.

“You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there. Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.” – Steve Prefontaine

“DEATH BY” CLEVELAND MARATHON 2012

This is my worst marathon time…ever, but a very hard-earned race in 80 to 90 degree temps. Thank you everyone for your support and concern…I got back to 30 texts and a ton of Facebook messages. I ran smart like I promised and I chucked Boston at mile 8.  The pacers in the race were even dropping back…getting replacement pacers at… Read more →

CRRC Winter Run 7.5 Miler

This isn’t quite how I’d planned for things to play out. The plan was to kick this courses’ butt & crush last years’ time BUT being that the hubs & I were up all night sick, I went to this race with the “final answer” to just chuck it [no pun intended] & be the photographer & cheerleader for the… Read more →

FIRST ON THE FIRST 5k 2012

This started off the new year right w/ a 19 second PR of 24:06; not the sub 24:00 I wanted, but getting closer! This was good enough for 2nd place in my age group.  I was among the top 25 females to finish (23rd) which is crazy! I got 88th overall of 734 runners male/female (can’t believe that either!)! I… Read more →

GRANVILLE TURKEY TROT 5k

This didn’t go quite like I’d planned but good enough to place 6th/166 in the 40-49 age group & 229th/1545 overall! Plan was 23:50–wanted to improve upon my 5k time 2 weeks ago of 24:25…had a stellar pace going out of the gate & into the second mile & then I got the worst side stitch EVER & that sucker… Read more →

BUCKEYE CLASSIC 10K TRAIL RACE

My legs are officially toast! Yesterdays’ 5k definitely put a damper on my performance today…shins were so sore when my feet hit the floor this morning & they never really loosened up. My body & heart wanted to rock this course today but my legs had other plans. I had to walk many times, even on a few of the… Read more →

COLUMBUS HALF MARATHON 2011

Talk about close!!  As I make my comeback, my only goal for today was to squeak back under 2:00 for the 1/2 & worry about getting back down to where I was later down the road.  I didn’t go whole-hog since I had to proceed gingerly about how I planted my boo boo foot with each stride (even though 2… Read more →

DAYTON AIR FORCE 1/2 MARATHON

Pace/Speed Final Time & Place (A/G/O) Time 09:36 / mile 2:05:54 Place (A/G/O) 72 395 18% 486 2540 19% 1470 4664 32% I never thought I would “purposefully” set a race goal of 10-15 minutes slower than my PR BUT given that I could not get a deferral or transfer for my entry after my unfortunate mishap on July 30th,… Read more →

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