So, it's time for end of the year evaluations: My question is, what was your favorite run of the year, and why? If you're really daring, you'll try what I did and upload the map from that run (check out our group's maps section).
Mine was an 18 mile run around Newfound lake in New Hampshire, on a hot day. I'd ridden around it tons of times over the years, but never thought I'd actually run it. It was a great run for me mostly because I did it with my brother, someone I see only once a year or so. We thought a lot about my father who ran around it a couple times before he passed away 10 years ago. It was a really hot day, but luckily we started in the morning. Saw a gigantuous moose along the way. Very memorable.
BQ in 2013
i had to really think about this, but it was probably when I was on vacation with my family last february in Florida. We stayed at Fort Wilderness Disney resort and was able to get a good run in before we hit the parks around the resort. Really enjoyed running on the Florida flatland vs. to the constant hills all the time I run on here in central PA.
PR's - 5K - 20:15 (2013) | 10K - 45:14 (2011) | 13.1 - 1:34:40 (2013) | 26.2 - 3:47:47 (2012)
2013 Goals - 3000 miles (940m May'13) | sub20 5k | sub 43 10K | sub1:35 13.1 | sub 3:15 26.2
Saginaw 5k - 1/19/13 - 20:15 PR
Chambersburg Half Marathon - 3/9/13 - 1:36:22 PR
Frederick Half Marathon - 5/5/13 - 1:34:40 PR
Shippensburg Fair 5k - 7/27/13
RnR Philadelphia Half Marathon - 9/15/13
Philadelphia Marathon - 11/17/13
Oh, so hard to pick one! But I'd say it was my PR at the Imogene Pass Run, 17.1 miles over a 13,120-ft jeep road pass in glorious Colorado fall weather, feeling awesome, knowing that my trail running skills had improved so much!
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PRs: 5K 21:03 (4/2012) 10K 43:06 (12/2011) 13.1 1:35:55 (10/2013) 26.2 3:23:31 (12/2013)
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I don't have anything cool like Florida or Imogene Pass. But my favorite run was my half-marathon race in Dublin, OH. I executed the race the way I wanted, which left me smiling for a good 45 minutes.
PRs: 21:35 (5K); 1:46:46 (HM); 4:30:46 (FM)
I ran out in Malibu when I was in L.A. I *think* that Latigo Canyon where I went and ran is somewhat frequently run by L.A. runners and bikers, but it was a really cool road run. I also ran some pretty fun trail runs while I was out there.
S Army Kettle run...
Really enjoyed this Full about an hour from where I live. Runs on an old railroad bed thru the countryside... 3/4 mile long RR tunnel ... very small town.