It’s here, folks: another year of fun at the races!
To be perfectly upfront, I had decided that after the so-called race-binging of 2013, 2014 was going to be the year of quality, not quantity. I have three key races planned – two Half Ironman distance triathlons and a marathon – and that was going to be pretty much “it” for the year.
But then… I picked out a few more favorites and the calendar’s been filling up. Can’t blame a girl for having good intentions, right?
Here we go:
February 2, 2014: Super Guadalupe River Run, San Jose; 10K
March 2, 2014: 408K Race to the Row, San Jose; 5 Mile
March 29, 2014: Ironman 70.3 California, Oceanside; 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
April 19, 2014: The Big Bunny 5K, Cupertino, CA
Overall place: 47 (out of 554)
Gender place: 12 (out of 255)
Age place: 2 (out of 51)
April 27, 2014: Big Sur International Marathon, Big Sur, CA
June 1, 2014: Divas Half Marathon, San Francisco Bay
Time: 1:49:35 – Personal Best!
Overall place: 72 (out of 2777)
Gender place: 70 (out of 2729)
Age place: 17 (out of 449)
June 22, 2014: Morgan Hill “The Reservoir Triathlon”, Olympic distance
[Canceled; boo for the drought!]
June 29, 2014: San Jose Sharks Fitness Faceoff, 10K/ Kids Run
Race Time: 49:13
Pace: 7:56/ mile
Overall place: 80 (out of 760 for the 10K)
Gender place: 16 (out of 446)
Age group place: 7 (out of 143)
July 13, 2014: Ironman 70.3 Vineman
August 10, 2014: Tri Santa Cruz
Result: 1st Age Group; 6th Female
September 7, 2014: The Giant Race, SF
7:00 a.m. half marathon
Net time: 1:49:19 (8:20 min pace) – Personal Best!
Gun time: 2:00:23
Age group: 34 (out of 426)
Female: 283 (out of 2103)
Overall: 931 (out of 3,746)
September 14, 2014: The Big Kahuna, Santa Cruz (Relay team)
September 21, 2014: See Jane Run Triathlon, Pleasanton, CA
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Result: 1st Age Group, 5th Overall
October 5, 2014: Challenge Rancho Cordova, 70.3
December 6, 2014: The North Face Endurance Challenge, SF: 50K