2015 Races

Jeff Galloway 13.1 Half Marathon & Barb’s 5k
Atlanta, GA 12/12/15 & 12/13/15

I ran the 5k on Saturday and “raced’ the half on Sunday. Warm and humid, and hilly, plus coming off a cold earlier in the week meant a pretty ugly race.  My time was 1:43:17.

Arlington Turkey Trot
Arlington, TX 11/26/15

Our holiday tradition! We always find a turkey trot to do, this was a flat but warm race. I was 7th woman and first in my age group. Couldn’t quite break 21 minutes, made it in 21:13.

Dirt Trails & Pony Tails 8k
Austin, TX 11/21/15

In town before Thanksgiving, did this women’s only trail race.  Lots of hills!  Finished 3rd overall.

Road Hawg 10k
Kalamazoo, MI 11/14/15

Quick trip to Michigan to add another state to Suellen’s quest for 50.  Race was on the air national guard base, and very well run.  1st woman overall, 43:39.

Tater Trot 10k
Blackfoot, ID 11/7/15

Visting family in Salt Lake City, we hopped over the border for small local race.  A little faster, 44:14, and second woman overall. Plus, baked potatoes after the race!

Haunted Hustle 10k
Madison, WI 10/24/15

Great costume race, I ran as a giant Hershey Kiss.   I was 3rd woman overall, in 45:02.  Not super fast but at least trying get some of the rust off.

Donut Dash 5k
Madison, WI 10/10/15

Little untimed neighborhood trail race, with donuts at the finish! Enjoyed the race and then ran with the granddaughters in the Kids K.

Portland Half Marathon
Portland OR 10/4/15

Ran this with Suellen, at her pace.  It was a fun race and neat place to visit.

Ironman Wisconsin
Madison, WI 9/13/15

The big race!  My first full Ironman. Weather was perfect, not too warm.  I raced according to plan, finished pretty strong, and was about 30 mins faster than my expected time, in 12:16:12!

Sugar River Tri
Belleville, WI 9/6/15

Warmup sprint tri the week before Ironman, and the last of the Wisconsin Tri Series.  Raced strong but controlled, and ended up 4th woman with a 1:16:45 time.

Tri-ing for Children
Dousman, WI 7/26/15

Dropped down to the sprint race after the bad 70.3 the week before.  Good decision and I had a nice race, 4th place woman at 1:10:57.

Ironman Racine 70.3
Racine, WI 7/18/15

Hot and sunny! And miles and miles of bad roads. Tried to go conservative on the bike, but still blew up on the run 🙁  Final time 5:39:28.

Pardeeville Tri
Pardeeville, WI 7/11/15

Nice smaller local sprint tri, on a flat course. Another 3rd woman overall, in 1:12:57.

Triterium Olympic Tri
Verona, WI 6/27/15

Very hilly bike course! Didn’t run as fast as I hoped, but ended up 3rd woman overall in 2:30:24.

Elkhart Lake Olympic Triathlon
Elkhart Lake, WI 6/13/15

Gradually getting back into longer tri’s to prepare for Ironman, this race went very well and I finished 3rd elite woman, in 2:34.

Deadwood Mickelson Trail Half Marathon
Deadwood, SD 6/7/2015

Beautiful race, I ran it with Suellen and enjoyed the scenery.

Big Cottonwood Half Marathon
Salt Lake City, UT 5/9/2015

3000 feet of descent over 13.1 miles! Blew away my half marathon PR, in 1:27:09. The downhills really beat up my legs the couple days after, but it was worth it. 8th woman overall and 1st in my age group.

Lake Monona 20k
Madison, WI 5/2/2015

A great local race, very challenging hilly and scenic course. It’s always my birthday weekend, it seems. I was about 40 seconds slower than last year, at 1:29:36. 2nd place in my age group, the woman who beat me by 6 seconds this year, also beat me by 5 seconds last year!

MadCity 50k Relay (10k leg)
Madison, WI 4/11/2015

Ran with a great group of ladies. (That I had only met on Facebook before the race!) A really fun event, and a challenging course. I ran a 42:53.

Cottontail Classic 10k
Madison, WI 4/4/2015

Couldn’t resist a local bunny-themed Easter race! I did not eat chocolate or peeps mid-race, although they were offered. I ran a 40:27, which placed me 2nd overall and 1st woman. I should mention, Jackie Hering, local pro-triathlete and winner of the Ironman Wisconsin, ran the first 5 miles with me (at an easy pace for her!) and took pity on me in the end. 🙂

Lost Pines Trail Half Marathon
Bastrop, TX 3/7/2015

Took a trip back to my home town of Austin, and ran this trail race southeast of town. The weather was perfect, and the trails were challenging. I finished around 1:47, and was the 4th overall woman.

Little Rock Half Marathon
Little Rock, AR 3/1/2015

Ran this with Suellen, it was cold and rainy, but still fun. There were lots of spectators despite the rain.

Castaway 5k
Castaway Cay, Bahamas 2/3/2015

Took the kids & grandkids on a Disney cruise, and we got to run this casual 5k on the island! I ran just under 20 minutes, 2nd woman and 2nd overall.

Snowshoe Scurry 10k
Mount Horeb, WI 1/31/2015

Snow returned and we actually got to snowshoe! I finished first woman, in just over an hour, 1:00:10.

Snowshoe Scurry 10k
Cross Plains, WI 1/24/2015

Lack of snow turned this into a trail run instead of showshoe race, but it was a wonderful time out in the woods on the trails. I was first woman overall, in 50:33.

Star Wars Half Marathon/10k
Anaheim, CA 1/17 & 1/18/2015

A great weekend at Disneyland.  I ran the 10k easy with my partner (dressed as C3P0 to her R2D2).  The next day I ran the half marathon with Yoda on my back the whole way.236220_183342925_XLarge236225_182802284_XLarge