I have this thing for running races…for two reasons. First, the t-shirt and race swag. I seriously don’t need any more race shirts but still keep saying “oooh, that is a cool shirt!” and then throwing money at the registration.

Racing In Colorado - Road Racing - Trail Racing {photo credit: Focus Tree Photography}

My other attraction to races is the training schedule. I don’t exactly train to win and lately I haven’t even been training to PR…just to cover the distance. Having a training schedule gives me a reason to run. I’m not that girl that can say “omg, I love running every. single. day!” and some days I seriously need that training schedule screaming at me to get outside and run!

Trail Race PRs

7MileLiving History Farms 7Miler {11.20.10}1:18:44
15K – Bear Creek 10 Spot/15K
{10.27.13} – 1:26:32
Half Marathon – Xterra Trail Half Marathon
{9.23.13} – 2:17:47
50K – Bear Chase 50K
{9.29.13} – 5:47:40

Road Race PRs

2Mile – Buckshot 2Miler {8.31.10}17:27
5K – Christmas Carol 5K
4Mile - Liberty Run {7.4.13}34:02
7KGet Lucky 7K {3.20.10}38:38
Buckshot 5Miler {9.5.09}43:41
Home Sweet Home 10K
15KHot Chocolate 15K {11.6.10}1:34:09
Snowman Stampede 10Miler {2.18.12}1:38:33
Half MarathonGeorgetown to Idaho Springs {8.10.13} – 1:53:32
RMRR 20 Mile Race {4.28.12}3:30:56
Full Marathon
Fargo Marathon {5.19.12}4:29:18
Long Distance Relay –
Wild West Relay {8.2.13 – 8.3.13}26:26:45

In the past year I’ve been able to redirect my focus to include a lot more speed work. It still isn’t my favorite workout, but it seems to have been paying off as 2013 has been a year of PRs! And the year of trail running…I discovered trails the fall of 2013 and that led to ultra running. I’m pretty sure there is no going back!

2013 Race Recaps

Hippity Hop Easter Trot 10K – Denver, CO {3.20.13}51:26
Platte River Half Marathon
– Littleton, CO {4.7.13}1:57:35
Westminster Women’s Classic 5K
– Westminster, CO {5.12.13}24:14
Drop Your Drawers 5K
– Denver, CO {5.31.13} - 22:47
Mt Evans Ascent
– Idaho Springs, CO {6.15.13} – 3:58:46
Liberty Run 4Miler
– Denver, CO {7.4.13} - 34:02
Sand Creek 10K – Denver, CO {7.13.13}51:49
Wild West Relay – Fort Collins to Steamboat Springs {8.2.13 – 8.3.13}26:26:45
Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half – Georgetown, CO {8.10.13}1:53:32
Heart & Sole 10K
– Boulder, CO {8.25.14}50:57
Xterra Trail Half Marathon – Colorado Springs, CO {9.23.13}2:17:47
Bear Chase 50K – Morrison, CO {9.29.13}5:47:40
Bear Creek 10 Spot/15K – Morrison, CO {10.27.13}1:26:32
Home Sweet Home 10K
– Denver, CO {11.9.13} - 47:17
Pumpkin Pie 5K + 10K
– Denver, CO {11.16.13}22:52 + 49:23
Santa Stampede 5K
– Littleton, CO {12.14.13} - 26:18
Christmas Carol 5K - Denver, CO {12.21.13}22:21

2012 Race Recaps

Frosty’s Frozen 10Miler – Littleton, CO {1.21.12}1:40:01
Snowman Stampede 5Miler & 10Miler
– Littleton, CO {2.18.12}50:00 & 1:38:33
That Dam Run Half Marathon
– Cherry Creek Dam {3.4.12}2:10:06
Get Lucky 7K WALK – Minneapolis, MN – {3.17.12}1:17ish
Platte River Half Marathon – Littleton, CO – {4.15.12}2:12:32
RMRR 20 Mile Race – Denver, CO – {4.28.12}3:30:56
Fargo Friday 5K WALK
– Fargo, ND – {5.18.12}55:11
Fargo Marathon
– Fargo, ND – {5.19.12}4:29:18
Underwearness 5K
– Denver, CO – {7.20.12}33:55

2011 Race Recaps

New Year’s Virtual 5K – Lakewood, CO {12.31.11}30:12
Christmas Virtual 5K – Lakewood, CO {12.15.11}30:42
Monster Dash Half
– Minneapolis, MN {10.29.11}2:06:51
Wildcat Mountain 10Miler – Highlands Ranch, CO {10.8.11}1:50:49
Rim to Rim Royal Gorge 10K – Canon City, CO {10.1.11}57:43
Panerathon 10K – Westminster, CO {9.18.11}58:41
Get Lucky 7K – Minneapolis, MN {3.19.11}39:05

2010 Race Recaps

Bock Point 5Miler – Stevens Point, WI {3.6.10}44:06
Get Lucky 7K – Minneapolis, MN {3.20.10}38:38
Spring Thaw 5K
– Eau Claire, WI {4.10.10}25:24
Eau Claire Half Marathon
– Eau Claire, WI {5.2.10}2:15:57
Minneapolis Half Marathon – Minneapolis, MN {6.6.10}2:11:30
RCU Charity Classic 10K – Eau Claire, WI {6.26.10}59:16
Minneapolis Muddy Buddy – Afton Alps, MN {8.22.11}1:13:52
Minneapolis Duathlon Relay
– Minneapolis, MN {8.29.10} 2:09:29
Buckshot 2Mile
– Eau Claire, WI {8.31.10}17:27
Go Commando 5K
– Twin Cities, MN {9.18.10}30:33
Fit Elite Freak 5K
– Eau Claire, WI {10.16.10}39:35
Monster Dash Half Marathon & Photos – Twin Cities, MN {10.30.10}2:05:33
Hot Chocolate 15K
– Chicago, IL  {11.6.10}1:34:05
Living History Farms 7Mile
– Urbandale, IA {11.20.10}1:18:44
Festival Foods Turkey Trot 5Mile – Eau Claire, WI {11.25.10}45:03
Jingle Bell 5K
– Eau Claire, WI {12.11.10}32:34

2009 Race Recaps

AMA Fun Run 5K – Eau Claire, WI {4.25.09}25:05
Eau Claire Half Marathon – Eau Claire, WI {5.3.09}2:03:54
Race for a Cure 5K
– Minneapolis, MN {5.10.09}31:00ish
RCU Charity Classic 10K
– Eau Claire, WI {6.27.09}56:17
Heart of Summer 10K
– Minneapolis, MN {7.27.09}55:55
Buckshot 5Mile
– Eau Claire, WI {9.5.09}43:31
Bear Water Run 20Mile
– White Bear Lake, MN {9.12.09}3:42:47
Twin Cities Marathon
– Twin Cities, MN {10.4.09}5:17:10

2008 Races

These 2008 races went down before I started run.around.aroo so there are no race recaps…just pretend I was awesome!

AMA Fun Run 5K – Eau Claire, WI {4.26.08}34:31
Race for a Cure 5K
– Minneapolis, MN {5.11.08}33:34
RCU Charity Classic 10K
  – Eau Claire, WI {6.28.08}1:03:25
Heart of Summer 10K
– Minneapolis, MN {7.26.08}58:22
Buckshot 5Mile
– Eau Claire, WI {8.20.08}45:46
Bear Water Run 10Mile
– White Bear Lake, MN {9.13.08}1:40:13
Twin Cities 10Mile
– Twin Cities, MN {10.5.08}1:40:59


Races — 6 Comments

  1. I think I need a training plan to motivate me to run as well… for now. We shall see after the whole marathon thing is over (38 more days!!!) And wow. that is a looooooong list of races you accomplished. pretty damn cool. I also hate speed work, but I do think it helps. my last few runs have been pretty damn fast for me.
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    • A training plan can really help – nothing like numbers staring at you to get you out the door! I’m excited about your marathon – just don’t forget to have fun. I did on my 1st and it made it suck even more than necessary!

      My credit card/bank account does not like my racing, but I sure do! :)

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