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Kekibird Amateur 8 posts since
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Jan 31, 2012 11:35 AM

12 Races in 2012

Anyone here attempting/attempted to do 12 races in a year?


I've set a goal to run 12 races in 2012. So far I'm signed up for 6 races: four 5ks, one 10k trail race, and an 8k.


Looking to hear stories or those who have tried it and succeeded or looking to hear from those attempting this goal this year.

  • BOSNPM We're Not Worthy 2,482 posts since
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    1. Jan 31, 2012 12:36 PM (in response to Kekibird)
    Re: 12 Races in 2012

    Last year I ran not raced the following, only raced 4 of these:

    2 Marathons

    5 1/2 Marathons

    2 10 mile

    1 11K

    1 10K

    1 8K

    5 5K's

  • Jasko123 Legend 461 posts since
    Apr 18, 2011
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    2. Jan 31, 2012 4:04 PM (in response to Kekibird)
    12 Races in 2012

    Hi Bos,

    I do at least 24-30 races per year (sounds extreme, but I try to stay booked up every weekend).  Some are just for fun and others are to support wonderful charity causes, but they also help to keep me focused on future training goals.  My only bad experience was late October of last year (a Halloween, run-in-a-costume event).  I ended up with a PW and and several injuries, but at least the post party was entertaining! 

  • skypilot77 Legend 1,077 posts since
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    3. Jan 31, 2012 4:50 PM (in response to Kekibird)
    12 Races in 2012

    You can run 12 races -- pick and choose which ones you want to actually race


    I had an off year last year as work got in the way of quite a few of the races I typically run.


    I was still able to get into 22 races


    2 Marathons

    3 Half Marathons

    3 10 Mile

    1 7.1 race

    1 10 K

    4 - 5 mile

    8 - 5K's

  • Scotty670 Amateur 27 posts since
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    4. Jan 31, 2012 6:45 PM (in response to Kekibird)
    12 Races in 2012

    i plan to run my first 25k and 2 10k and 2 duathlon


  • crl8686 Legend 1,313 posts since
    Nov 11, 2007
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    5. Feb 2, 2012 4:25 PM (in response to Kekibird)
    Re: 12 Races in 2012

    Usually I run between 8-10 races a year. In 2011 I did 14 of them - there were just too many good ones to resist. All were road 5Ks and 10Ks, and I raced all of them. I don't use races as social runs - just my preference. Here's the rundown...

    1. Ontario Mills 5K, January 2011
    2. Los Angeles Kings 5K, March 2011
    3. Glendale Downtown Dash 5K, March 2011
    4. Great Race of Agoura - Old Agoura 10K, March 2011
    5. Santa Anita Derby Day 5K, April 2011
    6. Bruin 5K Run at UCLA, May 2011
    7. Fiesta Days Run, 10K, May 2011
    8. Coronado Independence Day 5K, July 2011
    9. Bolt to the Q, 5K, July 2011
    10. Angels 5K (Guy Poncy Memorial) Staggered Start, August 2011
    11. Santa Monica 5000 (10K), October 2011
    12. LA Cancer Challenge 10K, October 2011
    13. Calabasas Classic 5K, November 2011
    14. South Pasadena Tiger Run, 5K, December 2011

    They were not evenly distributed through the year; some of them were 2 or 3 weeks apart, and then I might go 2 months before another set. That's just the way the schedule worked out.

    I didn't plan them all at the start of 2011. Typically I'd plan them a couple of months in advance, and then actually sign up a week or two before the race (earlier if the race was about to sell out).

    2015 highlights...

    @ 5K: New Balance Palm Springs 5K, Palm Springs, CA, 24:32

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

    Pride of the Valley, Baldwin Park, CA, 24:28

    @ 10K: LA Chinatown Firecracker 10K, Los Angeles, CA, 52:15

    Great Race of Agoura - Old Agoura 10K, Agoura Hills, CA, 51:40

    Fiesta Days Run, La Canada, CA, 49:57

  • Snerb Pro 140 posts since
    Jan 27, 2011
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    6. Feb 2, 2012 8:25 AM (in response to Kekibird)
    12 Races in 2012

    I did 7 races last year between April 30th and October 1st.  I'll run the same trail/off road races again this year, but I'm looking for different road races this year.




    5k - 24:26

    5k Trail - 24:57

    5 Mile - 39:52

    10k - 51:19

    10k Trail - 53:15

  • Woody100 Expert 42 posts since
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    7. Feb 2, 2012 5:42 PM (in response to Kekibird)
    12 Races in 2012

    I ran 14 races last year, started with a couple of 5ks, then ran like 5 straight 10ks, then ran a 10m and 15k, and finally towards the end of the year i ran couple half marathons.

    I felt really good doing these races, this year i plan to run a little less than that mostly because i am running half marathons and marathons.


  • jjwaverly_42 Pro 388 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    8. Feb 6, 2012 7:39 PM (in response to Woody100)
    Re: 12 Races in 2012

    21 races in 2004 was the most for me.

    These days, 12 would be a nice increase.


  • az2mn Legend 402 posts since
    Jan 20, 2010
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    9. Feb 6, 2012 9:48 PM (in response to Kekibird)
    12 Races in 2012

    Prior to 2011, I ran about 14-16 races/year, mostly 10ks, 10 milers, and half marathons, and 25k.  I prefer trail running events but sometimes I throw in a road race (ugh) because of my schedule/location/time.

    Due to a knee injury from slipping on ice/snow on a trail and getting sick/recovered/then sick again Sept - Dec (exhaustion per MD), had to take time off so second part of 2011 was miserable for me but I managed to run 2 marathons (Jan and June) AND 5 HMs.

    So 2012, I hope to resume my half marathon/month with 2 marathons somewhere in there .......... so far, ran HM in Jan., running a HM in two weeks, then thinking of running 2 HMs and a 10 miler in March to celebrate my birthday, YIPPEE ..........INSANE, I know! 

    Like crl8686, I don't register until a couple of weeks in advance and/or I know I will be available (due to business travels).  I search for races months in advance and try to plan when to run my 2 per year marathons, and then train accordingly, using HMs to stay on top of my training schedule.......not bad for a soon-to-be 52 yr old!!

    Trail runner

  • deanscox Pro 107 posts since
    Jan 3, 2012
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    10. Feb 8, 2012 1:17 PM (in response to Kekibird)
    Re: 12 Races in 2012

    I won't make 12 in 2012, but I am going to try and run 12 races in 12 months. 

  • LPARafael Pro 166 posts since
    Sep 13, 2010
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    12. Feb 9, 2012 7:03 PM (in response to Kekibird)
    12 Races in 2012

    I don't know how many races I will exactly run this year but I believe that I will do at least twelve.  So far I have completed a 5k and a half marathon.  Will run another half marathon in ten days, signed up for a 10k in March, signed up for Disneyland half Labor Day Sunday, and am planning to sign up for the Marine Corps Marathon in October.  I plan to run at least three of six races in a local 5k series in the summer time - will be on travel for work for half of them.  May do two other half marathons this year of events I ran last year, as well as a 10k 4th of July.  So I think that brings me close to a dozen races.  Good luck in your running, and especially in your races.

    To paraphrase Newton, "A body in motion tends to stay in motion", so keep those feet moving ....

    2012 Races

    Year 2 Year 5K - 12/31 - 1/1

    Tinkerbell Half Marathon - 1/29

    Rock n Roll Pasadena Half marathon - 2/19

    Old Agoura 10K - 3/24

    O2O Half Marathon - 6/3

    City Impact Half Marathon - 6/16

    Channel Islands 10K - 7/4

    Disneyland Half - 9/2

    Marine Corps Marathon - 10/28

  • Labsrus2 Expert 51 posts since
    Mar 25, 2011
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    13. Feb 10, 2012 10:56 AM (in response to Kekibird)
    12 Races in 2012

    I feel that the goal of 12 races is good for me.


    I had a goal last year to do a 5k each month, well I was not able to do that but did run in May, June, October and November.  Whiel I continued to run several times a week I did not meet my goal.


    I have already signed up for two races


    5k in April

    10k in May


    Have on my radar screen the following


    Corporate Challenge in late May

    Fathers day 5 k in June

    4th of July race, might be a 5 miler





    October - Seneca zoo cross country race

    November Turkety trot


    Now I just need to fill in the holes with races and keep on running

    I like my Lab Black just like my coffee

    Corporate Challenge 5K May 22, 37 minutes 11 seconds

    Fathers Day 5K, 31 minutes 55 seconds

    Seneca Zoo 5K Cross Country Race, 31 minutes 25 seconds

    Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 2.5 mile, 22 minutes 20 seconds

    Spring Forward 2.5 Mile, 28 minutes 8 seconds

    Rochester 5k 30 minutes 20 seconds

    Lilac 10 k 1 hour 8 minutes

    Corporate Challange 3.5 mile, 34 minutes 10 seconds

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