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1648 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Jan 3, 2013 9:52 AM by LeighDS
Urbster Legend 760 posts since
May 27, 2008
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Dec 13, 2012 7:21 PM

Almost year end.....what was the best thing you did this year???

Bucket list, brownie points whatever you call it my best thing was I ran my FIRST marathon.  On top of that I broke my ankle a month before the race, just after my 20 mile run.  My sport doc said no running and would let me know if I could run again 5 days before the race.    I could.  I did.  Not fast.  Wore an ankle brace.  I did it.  Happy.  I know that is huge but all accomplishments are and none are greater than others, we all run in the same direction.  I want to hear what you did this year.   Please post

  • LeighDS Amateur 21 posts since
    Feb 11, 2012

    2012 was definitely a great year for me running-wise. Only a week into the new year and I had ran my first half marathon. I wasn't pushing for time or anything because I wanted it to be a great experience, which being in Disney is hard to avoid!

     

    Honorable Mentions:

     

    - Ran my second Half marathon in under 2 hours in May! Definitely surprised by that one

    - Cut over a minute of my per mile 5K time in a year.





    Finished Races

    2010 Tanger Outlet 5K

    2011 Tanger Outlet 5K

    2012 Walt Disney World Half Marathon

    2012 Stonyfield Earth Day 5K

    2012 Make-A-Wish Big Lake Half Marathon

    2012 WOW' fest Trail 10K

    2012 Tanger Outlet Fit For a Cure 5K

    2012 I Survived The End of the Wolrd 4-Miler

    Upcoming Races

    TBD

  • BOSNPM We're Not Worthy 2,482 posts since
    Nov 20, 2007

    2012 was a year that we started the empty nest, (still miss them every day).  So best thing was both my kids are in college and doing very well!

     

    #2 ran over 2,000 miles for the year with only some minor injuries.

     

    #3 Course PR on MCM by about 20 mins not a marathon PR miss by 6 mins

     

    #4  PR for a 1/2.


    Hoping for another healthy year for us all!

  • BOSNPM We're Not Worthy 2,482 posts since
    Nov 20, 2007

    Great job to all!

  • crl8686 Legend 1,306 posts since
    Nov 11, 2007

    Finally...breaking 24 min for the 5K...at age 55 that barrier was looking pretty insurmountable (a number of 5K's in the 24:30 vicinity but none sub 24). Then came the miracle of Downtown Glendale in March...expected a good race on a flat and fast course that I knew well, ended up at 23:47. I may never quite know what I did entirely right. LOL.





    2014 highlights...

    @ 5K: Angels Baseball Foundation 5K, Anaheim, CA, 24:15

    Friends of the Villa Park Library 5K, Villa Park, CA, 24:10

    Coronado Independence Day 5K, Coronado, CA, 24:36

    @ 10K: LA Chinatown Firecracker Run, Los Angeles, CA, 51:44

    Great Race of Agoura - Old Agoura 10K, Agoura Hills, CA, 50:31

    Fiesta Days Run, La Canada, CA, 50:29


  • JerryRunner78 Rookie 2 posts since
    Dec 18, 2012

    Lose 20 pounds and do my first 10-miler in 3 years Finally some progress towards the good ole days...

  • Engine14 Rookie 5 posts since
    Dec 26, 2007

    I finally committed to smarter training by resisting the urge to to from running every day to only 4 days of quality running which allowed me to finished this year's Boston Marathon in record heat injury free. I was fully recovered in 24 hours and back to work in my heelss. I am also happy to report several personal records and as I increased my strength training, during my days off from running, I'm in the best shape after 27 years of running. 43 years never looked so mmm mmm good!





    "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift".
    Pre (1951-1975)

  • Francessmom Pro 177 posts since
    Feb 11, 2009

    This year I upped my distances completing a 10 miler and a half marathon.  I also managed to get faster at the ripe old age of 47!  I won the trophy for fastest female runner at my local 5k.  I recently ran a training run of 3.87 miles in 29 minutes which is a pace of 7:31!  I am hoping to keep healthy and keep running in 2013!





    Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
    Confucius

    6/11/2011 - Warrior Dash Pennsylvania - 52:26

    6/24/2011 - CBA 5K - 27:11

    8/7/2011 - Danskin Sherox Triathlon Philadelphia - 1:54:16

    11/5/2011 - Penn Homecoming 5K - 28:46

    11/13/11 - Media Mud Stain 5 mile - 53:39

    05/06/2012 - Broad Street Run 10 Mile - 1:36:11

    06/03/12 - See Chicks Run 10 K - 54:23

    06/26/12 - CBA 5 K - 26:28

    09/16/12 - Rock & Roll Half Marathon Philadelphia - 2:03:07

  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,409 posts since
    Jan 18, 2008

    The best thing? Probably that my last half-marathon of the year was better than expected. I  had a very inconsistent training year so my times were all over the place.

     

    And I hung with a friend of mine in a marathon where we technically DNF'd.  She was having health/medical issues but decided to take a shot at the marathon anyway.  Ha ha - it went about how you would expect.

     

    Len





    Len

  • LeighDS Amateur 21 posts since
    Feb 11, 2012

    Urbster - How did you train physically and mentally for your marathon? I'm toying with the idea of a marathon and have started to do research about training, etc. That is a big accomplishment for you to have complete so congrats!





    Finished Races

    2010 Tanger Outlet 5K

    2011 Tanger Outlet 5K

    2012 Walt Disney World Half Marathon

    2012 Stonyfield Earth Day 5K

    2012 Make-A-Wish Big Lake Half Marathon

    2012 WOW' fest Trail 10K

    2012 Tanger Outlet Fit For a Cure 5K

    2012 I Survived The End of the Wolrd 4-Miler

    Upcoming Races

    TBD

  • LeighDS Amateur 21 posts since
    Feb 11, 2012

    ???Urbster - I definitely have a inch to do and have been doing my research on training. I actual plan to train for one in the same manner as I trained for my half (small runs during week, long run on weekends, 1 progressively long run every 3-4 weeks). The only thing that is haulting my signing up for one is my boys. They are very young and are much daddy's boys and when I'm gone for a long run, they have a hard time with it. I do take them with me during the warm days but with it winter now, it just isn't happening.





    Finished Races

    2010 Tanger Outlet 5K

    2011 Tanger Outlet 5K

    2012 Walt Disney World Half Marathon

    2012 Stonyfield Earth Day 5K

    2012 Make-A-Wish Big Lake Half Marathon

    2012 WOW' fest Trail 10K

    2012 Tanger Outlet Fit For a Cure 5K

    2012 I Survived The End of the Wolrd 4-Miler

    Upcoming Races

    TBD

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