So Cal Spartan Super & Sprint
Saturday, January 24-25, 2015
First races of the year were Spartan Race double-headers! Flew out to California for a quick less-than 48 hours weekend. Ran the Spartan Super (9 miles) with my best friend Ali, her boyfriend, and their two friends. Finished in 4:40:06. Went out on Sunday to see what I could do and did the Sprint (approximately 5 miles) in 1:21:52, which was good enough for 9/378 in F30-34, 33/1655 in female, and 303/4319 overall.
Hypothermic Half Marathon
Sunday, February 8th, 2015
First half marathon of the year and wow…I went out not holding anything back! It was cold, no wind, and perfect. I ran a new personal best of 1:35:41 and felt incredible after. 1st in my age group, 3rd female overall. It was a very good day indeed.
Moonlight Run 10km Saturday, March 7th, 2015 Lethbridge, Alberta Wow! What a great night! Not only my best Moonlight time to date, but also my best ever 10km time! Ran an official chip time of 43:47, taking 1minute and 50 seconds off my old personal best. This earned me 1st in the 30-34 age group (1/55) and 5th female overall (5/292). (34/526 overall).
Coaldale Family Fun Run 5km Saturday, April 18th, 2015, Coaldale, Alberta.
Signed up for this race sort of last minute. Wanted to see what I could do. Did what I wanted and then some!! A personal best of 20:42, an age category win and a first place female overall (1/134) I even winsome prize money in the form of a gift certificate to Runners Soul! A stellar Saturday!
Rattler Run 10km, Saturday, April 25th, 2015, Medicine Hat, Alberta.
Second time running this race, first time ever placing 1st female overall in a 10km! Ran a personal best of 41:30, placed 1/84 for women, 6/140 overall. A bittersweet day, as it marked the 11th anniversary of my dad’s death. I ran for Dad.
Wow. Just wow. This course is amazing, the volunteers and support were out of this well. A very well executed race weekend on a very fast and beautiful route. I was able to do what I wanted, and then some! I beat my Boston Qualifying standard of 3:35.00 by running a 3:24.56! I placed 15/340 in my 30-34 female category, 41/1842 in women, and 286/4562 overall. And did I mention I qualified for Boston2016?!?!?
Third year coming down to Montana for Spartan Race weekend and this one topped it all! The 13+ mile Beast was my Trifecta race, and it was crazy! Hubby and I did it together in 5 hour and 11 minutes. AROO!
Calgary Marathon 50km Ultra, Sunday, May 31, 2015, Calgary, Alberta
Wow. First ever Ultra and I choose to run a road race one, not trail. Whoops! What an experience though! I think if this had been my goal race for the year and main focus I could have definitely done better, but there is always next year. My 4:40.34 was good enough for a 2nd in my age group somehow!!!!
Southern Alberta Summer Games 10km, Wednesday, July 8th, Claresholm, Alberta
Signed up for this as a summer practice race for the 10km distance. It was quite a hot morning with a later start so I had that against me from the start. Pushed the best I could but finished with a measly 45:55. Blah. But, we all have those races! Still good enough for 1st overall though…out of a whopping 13 people…
Lethbridge Police Half Marathon
Saturday, August 28th, 2015
Well. I had high hopes for this race time wise. A mixture of things cause that not to happen but I still finished with a 1:40.14. Not bad for an August run on a smokey sky day. And 3rd female overall!
Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, September 5th & 6th, 2015
What a weekend! Second year doing the Dumbo Double Dare-10km on Saturday and half marathon Sunday. Hit a 43:28 in my 10km, good enough for 3/1046 in my age group…an age group award is mine! Then on Sunday I ran with the BFF and helped push her to an 11 minute personal best of 2:33.41!
Red Deer, Alberta
Participated in the Hurricane Heat, Super Spartan and Spartan Sorint-3 days of Spartan madness! I was very happy to experience my first Hurricane heat, and really happy with how my other two races went This was supposed to be the warm up for my Spartan Ultra Beast two weeks later, where I would earn my double Trifecta medal However, as I’ve written in a post, that did not come to be I finished the first loop plus and additional hour and had to pull out of the race. I still cherish all the Spartan experiences I’ve had this year…the successes and failures
Claus Cause 5km
November 21, 2015
I had done this event the past two years and always ran the 10km. I even had place 1st overall in the 10km the past two years Opted for the 5km this year, as I’m struggling with an injury and haven’t been running much since Disneyland Came out with a time much slower than my peak capability-a 22:04 Good enough for 2nd female overall and 2nd in the age group.
And that, is the end of 2015. What a year for races. I reached my peak in all my distances. I qualified for Boston. And now I’m trying to recover and recoup before I go hard at it again-Boston Training begins end of December. What will 2016 bring???!!