Monday, October 31, 2011

Running Chronicles; 2011 Race Calendar

I thought now would be a good time to outline my 2011 races.  I did what I set out to do this year, which was to make this year the year of the 10K and increased distances.  I took it one step (well, many steps) further by running my first half marathon this past weekend.  I'm currently still on cloud 9 after the Monster half, and wish all my races could be that amazing.  Here is my 2011 race recap.

2011 Races
March 13 - St Paddy's Shamrock Shuffle 5K - time 28:07
April 10 - Chicago Shamrock Shuffle 8K - time 44:24 (with a 5K PR time of 26:54)
April 17 - Equestrian Connection 5 miles - time 49:16:5
April 23 - Egg Shell Shuffle 5K - PR!! time 26:03
May 26 - Chicago Corporate Challenge 3.5 miles - time 29:10
May 29 - Salute Inc. Memorial Day 10K - time 59:32:3
June 5 - United Run For The Zoo 10K - time 1:00:41
June 11 - CVS Run to Stop The Cycle of CVS 5K - time 26:03
July 3 - Frontier Days Stampede 10K - time 1:01:28
July 30th - Running in the Brook 5K - time 28:03
September 4th - Buffalo Grove Stampede 10K - time 59:37
October 1 - Itasca Oktoberfast 5K - time 26:10
October 16 - This Run's For Jack 5K - time *23:55
October 29 - Team Ortho Chicago Monster Dash Half Marathon (13.1)- my first half - time 2:05:39 {race report to follow soon}

In the pipeline -
Thanksgiving Day!  Long Grove Turkey Trot - 5K/8K {I will sign up for the 8K}
December 3 - Rotary Santa Run 5K {note to self; don't try to run this one for time}

For some reason, I thought I'd run a ton more races than this, but I guess by all the running I've done and since joining the racing team, it just feels like I'm always running!

*This race was sold as a 5K, but was not a certified course, and all of us Garmin users found the course to be short - about 2.8 miles rather than 3.1.  So, the time recorded is for a short race.  Estimated 5K finish time would have been just shy of 26 minutes, a big PR for me, had it measured correctly.