Half Marathon Trainers

HMT 2012 Upcoming Races (Read 1029 times)

    Signed up for the Parkway Classic in April and added a 10k that my HM training plan called for!

     

    Date: Feb. 18th

    Race: GW Birthday Classic

    Event URL: http://www.pacersevents.com/gwbirthdayclassic/index.html

    Distance: 10k

    Location: Alexandria, VA, USA

    Goal Time: 42:00

     

    The goal time's a bit ambitious for where I am now but we'll see. Smile  I don't really know what my fitness is like since I've started ramping up my weekly mileage.  It might be that I have enough endurance to hold on for 6 miles - don't really know yet but I guess that's why I'm encouraged to do a 10k tuneup before the half!  It would be nice to knock off one of my goals so early and is sure to provide a confidence boost before the half I'm targeting in March.

    I ran. I ran until my muscles burned and my veins pumped battery acid. Then I ran some more.

     

     

    Future Goals: 5:30 mile • 19:30 5k • 33:30 8k • 42:00 10k • 1:15:00 10-mile • 1:40:00 half-marathon • 1000 miles


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      Not much solidly planned on my calendar right now other than these two:

       

      Date:  Jan 14, 2012

      Race: Smuttynose Indoor Half and Relay

      Event URL: http://www.smuttynose-palooza.com/

      Distance: 13.1 miles / 66 laps

      Location: Milford, NH

      Goal Time: 1:40:59

       

       

      Clocked a 1:45:48

      Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

        Date: Jan 15

        Race: Aramco Houston Half

        Event URL: http://www.chevronhoustonmarathon.com/HalfMarathon/

        Distance: 13.1 Miles

        Location: Houston, TX, USA

        Goal Time: 1:51

          

         

         

        Perfect weather & course for a PR.  1:48:21

        2014 goals:   •  1st Marathon  •  3,000 miles

          Updated to here!

           

          Great racing so far this year HMT posse!

           

          Unless anyone's racing this weekend I guess I am up next Smile

          2013 Goals
          1) Break 1:50 in a HM (PR 1:52:19)
          2) Break 4:00 in a Marathon (PR 4:20:39)


          Petco Run/Walk/Wag 5k

            yup! Got me by a day!

            bob e v
            2014 goals: keep on running! Is there anything more than that?

            Complete the last 3 races in the Austin Distance Challenge, Rogue 30k, 3M Half, Austin Full

            Break the 1000 mi barrier!

            History: blessed heart attack 3/15/2008; c25k july 2008 first 5k 10/26/2008 on 62nd birthday.

            vegefrog


              Date:  Feb 4 2012

              Race: Ashley Ridge High School 5K

              Distance:  5K

              Location: Summerville, SC

              Goal Time: 25:30 

               

               

              Date:  Mar 03 2012

              Race: CF Cupcake 5K

              Event url: http://cfcupcake5k.blogspot.com/

              Distance:  5K

              Location: Summerville, SC

              Goal Time: 25:00

               

              Throwing some 5K's in here to see if my times have improved any due to the miles I've been adding Smile and because they are so FUN!

              Then another Half before it gets too hot here for me to attempt any sort of PR.

               

               

              Date:  April 14 2012

              Race: Palmetto Half Marathon

              Event url: http://palmettohalfmarathon.com/

              Distance:  13.1

              Location: Columbia, SC

              Goal Time: 1:59:59


              Cellcom 2012

                Date: May 20

                Race: Cellcom Green Bay Marathon and  Half Marathon

                Event URL: http://www.cellcomgreenbaymarathon.com/

                Distance: 13.1 miles

                Location:  Green, Bay, WI

                Goal Time:  2:30:00

                 

                I ran this last year too.  My goal is to run the half again this year and next year I want to run the full marathon.  I will be turning 60 next year and I put running a marathon on my bucket list a couple years ago and, well, I'm not getting any younger!!

                MLea3girls



                   

                   

                  Date: April 15

                  Race: Corvallis Half

                  Event URL: http://www.corvallishalfmarathon.com/ 

                  Distance: 13.1 Miles

                  Location: Corvallis, OR USA

                  Goal Time: 3:12:59

                   

                  Date: May 20

                  Race: Rock 'n' Roll Half, Portland

                  Event URL: http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/portland 

                  Distance: 13.1 Miles

                  Location: Portland, OR USA

                  Goal Time: 3:10:59


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                    I'm dropping this one:

                     

                    Date:  March 25, 2012

                    Race: Eastern States 20 Mile

                    Event URL: http://www.easternstates20mile.com/

                    Distance: 20 miles

                    Location: Kittery Maine, through NH, to Salisbury, MA

                    Goal Time:  2:46:30

                     

                    (The race course got screwed up this year by the small problem the bridge between Maine and New Hampshire rusting away and closing.  Screw that...the attraction is the race goes through 3 states and 7 towns.  Not 2 states and we'll make up the distance somewhere in Massachusetts.)

                     

                     

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                    Date:  March 11, 2012

                    Race: Midcoast Half Marathon

                    Event URL: www.midcoasthalfmarathon.com

                    Distance: 13.1

                    Location: Lincolnville, ME

                    Goal Time:  1:43:00

                    Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

                      I'm signing up for a St. Patrick's Day 10K put on my our local Park & Rec Dept. It is the same route as last Dec. RainDeer Run, so theoretically I should be able to compete with my past result to do better. IRL though, I'll probably be slower since I'm still recovering from an arch strain that happened a few weeks ago. I don't think any races I enter this year will be done with any time goal in mind. I'm usually pleasantly surprised by my results though.

                      Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.


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                        Date:  Feb 5, 2012

                        Race: Mid Winter Classic 10 Miler

                        Event URL: http://www.midwinterclassic10miler.com/

                        Distance: 10 miles

                        Location: Cape Elizabeth, ME

                        Goal Time: <1:15:00  (10 mile PR)

                         

                        Ran a 1:15:10  -- 10 mile PR by about 61 seconds.  (But haven't run many 10 milers) 

                        Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

                          Great run! I like the distance as I can manage a good pace for 10 miles, but it really is tough because you push so hard for so long.

                          How were conditions for the race, cool? How about the course, support etc?

                          PBs since age 60:  5k- 24:36, 10k - 47:17. Half Marathon- 1:42:41.

                                                              10 miles (unofficial) 1:16:44.

                           


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                            How were conditions for the race, cool? How about the course, support etc?

                             

                            Perfect weather, Simon -- about 20F, no wind, and no snow on the roads.  Course is a hilly little nugget -- nothing major, but steady up and down with a long, steady climb from 9 to 9.6 to beat the finish spirit out of you.  Course is well marshaled, there's just a few intersections as it is a large circle course that curves around a salt marsh with the ocean nearby.  Also it's a Sunday morning in a quiet area.  There are 3 aid stations at 2.5 / 5 / 7 miles with water and Gatorade, and timing split clock at mile 5  -- as someone said, it's a runner's race.

                             

                            Capped at 800.  It's very popular, and usually involves battling some winter elements. Start/finish is at a local high school and most years we huddle in the school, then race out into the elements for the start, and then back to the school cafeteria for post-race change, awards, pizza and stuff.

                             

                            Lots of RA folks ran it this year -- RoadShuffler, Greg_C, RCuch, Xhristopher and MaineRunnah were all there. (personally, I don't know them all, but have met Roadshuffler, Mainerunnah and Greg_C at various races)  RA'er Run2Win is one of the RDs.

                            Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

                              You can take me off for running the 10k next week, and it's looking unlikely that I'll be able to run the half in March as well. Sad

                              I ran. I ran until my muscles burned and my veins pumped battery acid. Then I ran some more.

                               

                               

                              Future Goals: 5:30 mile • 19:30 5k • 33:30 8k • 42:00 10k • 1:15:00 10-mile • 1:40:00 half-marathon • 1000 miles

                                My plans have also changed. I won't be doing Palm Springs this weekend, but will be running this:

                                Date:  February 18

                                Race: Bay Breeze Half Marathon

                                Event url: http://www.brazenracing.com/baybreeze.html

                                Distance:  HM

                                Location: SF Bay Area

                                Goal Time: 1:32

                                Race Plans

                                New Year's Race Los Angeles, January 3, 2015