Boston, MA 4/16/18
This was my fourth time to run Boston, and by far the worst marathon weather I’ve ever run in. 20-30 mph gusty headwind, constant rain, and cold (37 degrees at the start, windchill in the 20’s/30’s). I was aiming for a 3:45, and was on pace at halfway, but things just fell apart in the Newton hills. In retrospect, I should have dialed back the goal by at least 5-10 minutes. I struggled to the finish, but made it in 4:09:21.
Run the Bluegrass Half Marathon
Lexington, KY 3/31/18
A very pretty and very hilly course through horse country. With only two weeks til Boston, I ran this very conservatively and felt good. I had a American Pharoah inspired jockey outfit that turned out very cool. Weather was nice, the sun came out and it wasn’t too warm. I ran a 1:42:58, good for first place in my age group!
Shamrock Shuffle 10k
Madison, WI 3/17/18
The local St. Patrick’s Day races, always fun. This is a HILLY course through the Univ of Wisconsin campus, and a pretty crowded course. I had a hard time warming up, but eventually settled in to a pretty stead 7:00/mile pace. I finished right around 44 minutes, good for 6th woman and 1st in my age group. I was a couple minutes faster last year, but it was a little later in my marathon training cycle. Happy with the results though, and the ‘pot o’ gold’ costume:
Disney World Princess 5k/10k/Half Marathon
Orlando, FL 2/23-25/18
Family trip to Disney with the kids and grandkids. I ran the 5k with my 10 year old granddaughter (both dressed as Wonder Woman), then raced the 10k and half. I ran a 45:22 for the 10k, 1st in my age group, and 1:43:32 for the half, 3rd in my age group.
Cupid Shuffle 10k
A fairly hilly course, but the weather wasn’t too cold (for Wisconsin). I ran a 46:23, good for first in my age group.
Madison, WI 2/10/18
I ran this race in a full bunny suit, to advertise the Cottontail Classic race. It was pretty toasty, even with the temps below freezing. I ran a 24:20.
Charleston, SC 1/13/18
Kicking off the year with a marathon! It was a fun race, a bit of a headwind in the middle, and I mostly was just trying to run easy for fun. It still got a bit tough the last few miles, but I still enjoyed it. My time was 3:46:19, and that was second place in my age group. I ran the race in my 20’s flapper inspired outfit:
Snowshoe Scurry 5k
We actually had a bit of snow and this didn’t turn into a trail run! I was 3rd overall and 2nd woman, in 27:05.