Things my giant calves & quads are good for: running,
particularly running uphill.
5k- 20:37 (6:38/mile)
4.5 miles- 31:40 (7:02/mile)
8k- 33:40 (6:47/mile)
10k- 46:36 (7:29/mile)
Half Marathon- 1:43:00 (7:51/mile)
Marathon- 3:38:40 (8:20/mile)
-April 13: Sweat for the Vets 5k in under 24:00
-May 11: Don't Fence Me In 5k in under 23:00. It's actually only 2.9 miles with 430 feet of elevation gain. 23:00 seems high, but last year the first place female ran a 20:55 and second place ran a 23:20, so I don't really know what to expect.
-late June (TBA): Bozeman Solstice Mile: a flat, fast mile race that I've never run. Goal time is less than 6:15.
-July 28: Madison Marathon Relay. Highest road marathon in the country. Not running for a time, just for the scenery.
-August 3: Bozeman Stampede 5k in under 20:00. Fairly flat and one of the only certified courses around. Probably my best chance to achieve my goal time!
-August 23: Livingston Night Owl Run in under 30:30. One of my favorite races, I missed last year but finished the two years prior to that in 31:40 and 31:41. Going to try to run it smart and not waste all my energy on the initial uphill.
-October 13: Raw Deal Run
-November 2: Montana Cup
2013 Races & Results
Sweat for the Vets 5k- 25:05, 6th female, 19th overall
Don't Fence Me In 5k- 25:33, 5th AG, 8th OA female, 27th overall
-Run a marathon at sea level and officially qualify for Boston
In ascending order:
-Sub-1:35:00 half marathon
-Complete a 50 miler
-Complete a 100 miler
-Continue to make amazing faces while running, like this one:
And last, but certainly not least, a big thank you to Gu Energy and Honey Stinger for giving me the opportunity to participate in their pro deal programs. My bank account would be hurting as much as my legs after a speed workout if I didn't have these programs. Thanks for the fuel! Also, a huge thank you to Oiselle for accepting me onto their ambassador team. Can't wait to rock the new threads!
2011 Races & Results
Valentine's Day Run 10k (actually 7.5 miles)- 53:15 (or 46:36 at 10k mark), 1st female, 3rd overall
Fools Rush In 5k- 24:00 (give me a break, there were inches of snow on the ground!), 1st female
5 A Day 5k- 20:37, 1st female, 3rd overall
Frank Newman Marathon- 3:38:40, 3rd female
Old Gabe 50k- 8:00:00, 2nd female, 14th overall
-Insert 2 month break for stress fracture here-
Night Owl Run 4.5 Mile Run- 31:41, 4th female, 25th overall
John Colter Run 7 miler- DNF (stupid foot)
Opera Run 5k- 19:30, 1st overall, 1st female (more like 2.8 miles long), course record
Raw Deal Run 5k- 21:14, 2nd overall, 2nd female
Huffing for Stuffing (3.26 miles)- 22:37, 3rd overall female, field of 681
2012 Races & Results
PoHo Run for Cocoa 8k- 33:40, 4th female, 1st age group
Snow Joke Half-Marathon- 1:52:51, 44th age group (run as a long tempo training run)
Don't Fence Me In 12k- 1:14:28, 2nd age group
Frank Newman Half Marathon- 1:55:17, 2nd female (run as a long training run, also run in a headwind and snowstorm)
Devil's Backbone 50 Mile/Relay- 6:23:xx, 4th relay team overall, first male/female relay team
-Insert break for stress fracture here-
Dash for Dienes 5k- 24:02, first race back after stress fracture
Raw Deal Run 5k- 22:28, 2nd female, 5th overall