2014 Races

Hot Chocolate 15k
St. Louis, MO 12/14/2014

First time to visit St. Louis, it was a great city.  Loved running by the Arch, and had chocolate at the finish.  I had a fast run, 1:04:37 and was 1st in my age group, 8th woman overall.

Run Santa Run 5k
Madison, WI 12/6/2014

Ran in an Elf costume with Suellen, and stopped for a cookie, hot chocolate, and a kiss under the mistletoe!

Philadelphia Half Marathon
Philadelphia, PA 11/23/2014

Ran this one with Suellen, and had a fun visit to the East Coast.

Frosty Rock Challenge 12k
Ft. Atkinson, WI 11/15/2014

A mixed trail/road race.  Coooold!!  Just barely got beat out of 2nd woman overall, but happy with my time of 52:06.

Madison Half Marathon
Madison, WI 11/9/2014

Cold and windy again! But not as bad as Rhode Island. Ran a bit faster, 1:33:49, which placed me 10th woman overall and 1st in my age group.

Gansett Half Marathon
Narragansett, RI 11/2/2014

Crazy weather, 40mph wind and freezing sleet. Far from my best half, but was proud to finish fairly strong in 1:36:08, second in my age group.

Pumpkin Run 5k
Oconomowoc, WI 10/26/2014

Double race weekend, although I ran this one easy with Suellen.  We tried out our C3P0/R2D2 costumes.

Haunted Hustle 10k
Madison, WI 10/25/2014

A chance to run in a costume!  Big race with lots of great costumes, and not bad weather. I was first woman overall, in 43:25. Not bad considering I carried Yoda on my back the whole way (prep for my Disney Star Wars half marathon costume!).

Palo Duro Trail 50k
Amarillo, TX 10/18/2014

My second ever attempt at a 50k, and this time it went much better than my first DNF. Had some tough times from miles 23-27, but finished strong, 3rd woman overall, in 5:02:46.

McCarthy Park 18k Trail Run
Madison, WI 10/12/2014

Beautiful day and challenging off road course, I tried to run the first 9k loop easy and second hard. Second overall woman, in 1:23:58

Indian Lake Trail 12k
Madison, WI 10/4/2014

More tune up for my upcoming trail race, really cold and lots of hills. I was 4th woman overall and first in my age group, in 54:54.

Go Girl Half Marathon
Kansas City, KS 9/28/2014

Ran this with my partner Suellen, we were dressed as Dorothy and Glinda the Good Witch (of course!).  It turns out we were back in Kansas after all 🙂

Goose Bumps 6 hour run
La Crosse, WI 9/20/2014

Did this as a training run for my upcoming 50k, and ran 26.2 miles in just about 4 hours.  I didn’t want or need to do the other 2 hours 🙂

USAT Sprint Tri National Championships
Milwaukee, WI 8/10/2014

Serious competition at this race! I did well though, finished 9th in my age group and earned a spot for ITU Worlds 2015 in Chicago.

McFarland Firecracker 10k
McFarland, WI 7/5/2014

Quick turnaround race, a bit longer.  I was 1st woman overall in a time of 42:18.

Elvehjem Firecracker 5k
Madison, WI 7/4/2014

Small local 5k right down the street from our house.  Hilly, but fun and I won a cool patriotic hat.  I was 1st woman overall.

Triterium Sprint Tri
Madison, WI 6/28/2014

Second in the local tri series, I was first woman overall in 1:03:26. Ran into a girl I used to race against in Texas- she moved to Chicago a couple years ago, small world 🙂

Pleasant Prairie Du
Pleasant Prairie, WI 6/22/2014

The race was delayed 1.5 hours for a crazy fog with zero visibility. When things cleared up a bit, I ran the 2.1mile/11 mile/5k course in 1:09:26.  Good enough to finish 1st woman and 3rd overall.

GBMC Father’s Day 5k
Baltimore, MD 6/15/2014

Much hillier than the previous two 5k’s, I felt OK and ran stronger than expected.  I finished in 20:26 and was 1st woman.

Purple Stride 5k
Washington, DC 6/14/2014

Ran this easy with my partner, Suellen. Great scenery along the National Mall and Capitol Hill!

Library 5k
Georgetown, DE 6/13/2014

First of a 3 state, 3 day, 5k series.  We arrived 10 minutes before the start due to a 4 hour drive from D.C.!  The adrenaline helped, I tied my PR of 19:45, and was 1st woman and 4th overall in this small race.

Couples/Capitol View Du
Madison, WI 6/8/2014

Fairly hilly bike course and trail runs on a 5k/25 mi/5k du. I had to chase down a fast runner on the bike and hold her off to take 1st woman, 3rd overall.

Lake Mills Tri
Lake Mills, WI 6/1/2014

First race in a local tri series, on a very nice course. I had a good bike, fast swim (for me), and strong run.  Finished 5th woman overall and 1st in my age group.

Cooney Duathlon
Oconomowoc, WI 5/24/2014

First local du in Wisconsin since moving here!  The competition was very tough, I finished 4th woman and 1st in my age group.

Rambin Rose Sprint Tri
Raleigh, NC 5/18/2014

I was already in Raleigh with my bike, from the race the day before, so what the heck!  Very short super sprint with pool swim, and a crazy bike course (23 turns in 9 miles). I came in first overall in about 47:33.

Cary Duathlon
Cary, NC 5/17/2014

USAT long course duathlon nationals! Pretty course, great weather, and I raced well.  Even splits of 35 minutes for each 5 mile run, and 21.6 mph on the 32 mile bike.  Finished 12th woman overall and 2nd in my age group.

Lodi Mother’s Day 10k
Lodi, WI 5/10/2014

Fun small race outside Madison, with LOTS of hills. I ran a 43:11, good enough for 2nd overall and 1st woman.

Lake Monona 20k
Madison, WI 5/3/2014

A birthday race for me! I hadn’t done much long distance run training, so 12.4 miles was a bit much. A pretty big race, and more hills than I expected!  But it was fun, and I finished 2nd in my age group, 8th woman overall.

Sunshine 10k
Austin, TX 4/27/2014

We were back in Austin to pack up the house for moving to Madison, and did a downtown 10k.  It was crazy hot & humid, not something I was ready for!  But I still ended up 1st masters and 4th woman overall.

Wauconda Bunny Hop 4 miler
Cedar Park, TX 4/19/2014

Down just across the border in Illinois, a fun Easter themed race.I wore bunny ears and finished 2nd woman overall.

Run/Walk/Roll for CP 5k
Madison, WI 4/12/2014

Very small casual race for a good cause. More hills than I expected, I finished 2nd overall & 1st woman.

Tough Cookies Du
Copperas Cove, TX 3/2/2014

Freak cold storm with freezing rain turned this into a 5k instead of a du. I just ran as fast as I could to stay warm, and was able to defend my title from this race for the 4th year.

Creepy Crawlies 5k
Austin, TX 2/22/2014

Fun women’s only trail run down by San Marcos.  I actually rode my bike 25 miles to the race, ran, then rode home. Very pretty course, and I ran well, finishing 1st overall.

Pedal to the Medal Du
Ft. Worth, TX 2/16/2014

Neat race at the Texas Motor Speedway.  I had a better race than the previous week, felt stronger and finished 2nd woman overall.

Frost yer Fanny Du
Shreveport, LA 2/9/2014

The South Midwest regional championship du, it was aptly named, it was cold and wet. I ran OK, but never got in rhythm on the bike. Still was able to finish first masters woman.

Rogue 10k
Cedar Park, TX 1/5/2014

A mismarked course meant about 30 of us towards the front ran 7 miles instead of 6.2.  I still ran about a 6:42 pace, with some pretty stiff headwinds.  I was 4th woman overall and 1st masters, although results are questionable since people ran everything from 6.2 to 7.2 miles.

New Year’s Day Dash
Madison WI 1/1/2014

Brrrrr! A 5 miler in the frozen tundra, on snowy roads & bike paths. It was 2 degrees with -12 windchill! I ran a 35:10 and was 2nd woman overall