Races

Taking a page from Rob’s playbook, I’m tracking my racing progress here, starting with the 2010 Peachtree Road Race.

2022 Races

DateRaceDistanceTimeResultsNotes
12/17/2022 Santa Stroll 8K 8K 48:25 Link (GC) A long way off my 8K PR, but already much closer than a month ago!
11/24/2022 Give Thanks 8K 8K 1:01:43 Link (GC) Pushed Z in the stroller the whole race!
10/23/2022 Ath Half 13.1M 2:32:33 Link (GC) New PR!… for slowest half marathon (by a LOT). But it’s my first half marathon in years, so that’s by far the more important achievement.
3/20/2022 Lake Chapman 5K 5K 32:21 Link (GC) This was the in-person version of the virtual race in 2020. This was a lot of firsts (in a while): first in-person race in two years, first 20-mile week in two years, and first race finish with Z 😀

2020 Races

DateRaceDistanceTimeResultsNotes
10/11/2020Lake Chapman 5K [Virtual]5K64:42Link (GC)Walked with The Lady 🙂
2/15/2020Human Race 5K5K27:06Link (GC)Ran this as the last 3 miles of a 12-mile run, so I’d already run 9 by the start. Still good enough for 2nd in my AG!

2019 Races

DateRaceDistanceTimeResultsNotes
12/14/2019Helen Holiday Trail Half13.1M (ish)2:16:03Link (GC)Considerably different (and arguably, more difficult) course from last year. But like last year, oh so much fun.
11/28/2019Asheville Turkey Trot5K24:38Link (GC)Forgot how painful 5Ks are.
11/9/2019Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon26.2M4:36:20Link (GC)First marathon in 4.5 years. Missed all my goals, but clearly something about this race was out of my control.
7/4/2019Peachtree Road Race10K51:29Link (GC)Certainly not a PR, or even sub-50, but I finally ended the 4-year slide!
4/27/2019Helenback Trail Half13.1M (ish)3:07:03Link (GC)Uphill broke me but managed to hang on.
2/23/2019Swamp Rabbit Half Marathon13.1M1:44:52Link (GC)Felt terrible but actually did well. Just frustrated the race seems to have lost my chip time.
1/26/2019Snowflake 10K10K46:25Link (GC)2nd my AG, and best 10K finishing time since 2015.

2018 Races

DateRaceDistanceTimeResultsNotes
12/15/2018Helen Holiday Trail Half13.1M (ish)2:25:11Link (GC)Phenomenal trail race, made even better by the four weeks of straight rain we’ve had. This was fantastic.
11/22/2018Give Thanks 8K8K35:53Link (GC)Been running enough 8Ks since moving to Athens to say: new PR, and 3rd in my AG! Had SO much fun at this event.
11/10/2018Chickamauga Battlefield Half13.1M1:44:33Link (GC)Not a PR, but the best 13.1 time I’ve run since moving to Athens!
10/21/2018Ath Half13.1M1:47:36Link (GC)“Event” PR, and probably my favorite Ath Half so far!
8/18/2018Outpace Parkinson’s 5K5K23:18Link (GC)Awesome race.
7/4/2018Peachtree Road Race10K53:44Link (GC)Quite a discrepancy in distance between “official” and what Phawkes measured.
6/23/2018Chapelwood Chase5K24:27Link (GC)Been a rough couple weeks life-wise, and this was a rough course, but all things considered: this was fun!
6/10/2018Rabun Trail Half13.1M (ish)3:07:07Link (GC)This might have been the most challenging and rewarding race I’ve ever done.
6/6/2018The Big Run 5K5K24:48Link (GC)Took this easy, just a fun run with The Lady for #GlobalRunningDay!
5/12/2018Marigold 10K10K48:43Link (GC)Underestimated the course and wobbled on the last two miles, but hooray for the first sub-50 10K in a couple years!
4/29/2018Eugene Marathon13.1M1:45:42Link (GC)Paced The Lady for 10 miles to the full/half split, then tumbled to my best half finish in 3 years!
3/18/2018Lake Chapman Trail Race15K1:32:52Link (GC)Second 15K ever!
3/3/2018Albany Half Marathon13.1M1:48:10Link (GC)15-second course record, pretty solid given work stress and injury!

2017 Races

DateRaceDistanceTimeResultsNotes
12/16/2017Santa Stroll 8K8K37:13Link (GC)Not my best 8K; blew up hardcore but had been pushing a hard pace. Got 3rd in my AG!
11/23/2017Chagrin Falls Turkey Trot5K22:30Link (GC)Best 5K in years. First mile was slow due to a sea of humanity.
11/11/2017Chickamauga Battlefield Half13.1M1:46:55Link (GC)Best half outing in over two years, and a course PR by a lot.
10/22/2017Ath Half13.1M1:53:22Link (GC)Really rough outing. Still beat my 2015 time, though, and on a much harder course.
10/7/2017In Their Shoes 10K10K51:16Link (GC)This course was BRUTAL but also measured short. Ran this race in the middle of a 15-mile day, so definitely didn’t set any landspeed records.
7/4/2017Peachtree Road Race10K53:27Link (GC)¯\_(ツ)_/¯
6/17/2017No Mercy Trail Run15K1:53:56Link (GC)First lengthy trail race! Loved it.
3/4/2017Albany Half Marathon13.1M1:48:24Link (GC)Smashing course PR. Continuing a good trajectory toward being competitive again.

2016 Races

DateRaceDistanceTimeResultsNotes
12/17/2016Santa Stroll 8K8K37:40Link (GC)Over a minute faster than last month, but still felt really hard.
11/24/2016Give Thanks 8K8K38:51Link (GC)This was pretty rough.
10/9/2016Ath Half13.1M1:48:52Link (GC)Good weather and a relaxed mental outlook resulted in a performance way better than I’d predicted going in.
7/16/2016The Scream13.1M1:52:30Link (GC)You’ve never run a downhill race like this one.
7/4/2016Peachtree Road Race10K51:48Link (GC)This was unreal, easily the worst weather conditions for this race I’ve run in.
5/7/2016Twilight 5K5K22:50Link (GC)Not my best, but not bad either.
5/1/2016Pittsburgh Marathon Relay26.2M3:38:39Link (GC)Team “Sprinkles Are For Winners” kicked some ass!
3/5/2016Albany Half Marathon13.1M1:53:04Link (GC)Finished standing up and feeling good.

2015 Races

DateRaceDistanceTimeResultsNotes
12/31/2015Great NYE 5K5K23:01Link (GC)Fun fact: ran this a handful of seconds faster than I did in 2011.
12/19/2015Santa Stroll 8K8K37:07Link (GC)Pushed as much as I could, given my relative shape. Not bad all things considered.
11/26/2015Give Thanks 8K8K41:53Link (GC)Took this nice and easy. Gorgeous and fun race.
11/14/2015Chickamauga Battlefield Half13.1M1:49:57 (unofficial)Link (GC)Felt spectacular at this race. Definitely came in under 1:50, though timing mat issues wound up nuking my chip time.
10/25/2015Ath Half13.1M1:54:25Link (GC)Blew up a bit on this one; but again, haven’t been training. At all.
10/4/2015Michelob ULTRA Half Marathon13.1M1:53:10Link (GC)Made sure to take this easy, since I haven’t been running. Very, very hard course, but honestly felt great throughout.
9/27/2015Pittsburgh Great Race10K48:41Link (GC)First run in 4 weeks due to injury; only goal was to finish feeling good. Was just thrilled to be out there again; I’ll get my running form back.
7/4/2015Peachtree Road Race10K46:19Link (GC)Course PR by a metric ton, but overall very disappointed with my performance.
6/20/2015Let’s Move 5K5K21:57Link (GC)1st in my AG, 8th overall, but completely imploded in the second half.
5/25/2015Run with the Dawgs5K21:45Link (GC)Reaaaaally hilly finish, but not bad considering how little sleep I’d been getting.
4/26/2015Big Sur Marathon26.2M4:26:11Link (GC)Certainly not a PR, especially with a head cold. But not bad at all.
4/10 – 4/11Ragnar Trails Atlanta120M25:03:22LinkAn absolute blast with a phenomenal group of people. Check out this tag to read the race reports.
3/22/2015Publix Georgia Half Marathon13.1M1:45:08Link (GC)This went amazingly well. Not a PR but still crushed all expectations.
1/1/2015New Year’s at Noon 5k5K22:03Link (GC)Aside from a yelping IT band, it felt good to hit the races again. 4th in my AG; missed by 20 seconds.

2014 Races

DateRaceDistanceTimeResultsNotes
12/7/2014Trot for Tots5K21:03Link (GC)Turned out to be the only M25-29 racer; got 1st in my AG! Race was about 0.1mi short.
12/7/2014Trot for Tots10K46:46Link (GC)2nd in my AG (out of 2, of course). Still had a surprising amount of kick in my legs after the 5k. Yay!
11/27/2014Aurora Turkey Trot4M27:54Link (GC)4th in AG!
11/9/2014EQT 10 Miler10M1:21:28Link (GC)Hard, hilly, windy course through beautiful Pittsburgh. Still no racing stamina, though.
10/18/2014Buffalo Creek Half Marathon13.1M1:52:21Link (GC)I have never, ever, blown up as badly as I did in this race. Yikes. The race itself was beautiful though.
9/28/2014Pittsburgh Great Race10K43:41Link (GC)Bolted out the gate and nearly set a 5K PR, which resulted in quite a pullback in the second half. Still managed to come in under 44 minutes. Proud of the effort.
9/20/2014Air Force Half Marathon13.1M1:45:42Link (GC)Overtrained. Course PR, but still missed my A-goal by a pretty wide margin. Oh well.
8/10/2014Run for Gold26.2K2:22:17Link (GC)Goals were to beat last year’s time and have fun. Success on both counts.
7/6/2014Sweet Sprint 3K3K11:38Link (GC)Netted 1st in my AG for the second year in a row, and improved my time by 22 seconds! Extremely steady pacing this time around.
6/15/2014Man Up 10K10K44:01Link (GC)Yesterday’s 14-miler proved too much to overcome today. It was a lovely race, weather included, but I was too tired to gun for a PR.
5/25/2014It’s About The Warrior 5K5K20:43Link (GC)15 seconds off my PR–which was short–and this was properly measured. Awarded 1st in my AG, though an interloper has since surreptitiously usurped that honor and relegated me to 2nd in the official results.
5/4/2014Pittsburgh Half Marathon13.1M1:41:07Link (GC)Redemption in so many ways. This race was amazing.
4/27/2014Burgh’s Pizza & Wings Pub10K46:15Link (GC)Forcibly ran this at a slower pace, due to the Pittsburgh half only being 1 week out. Still got 2nd in my AG!
3/29/2014Just a Short Run13.1M1:41:36Link (GC)First half-marathon PR in two years. Couldn’t quite nail a sustained 7:30 pace, but that’s in the wings. Plus got 1st in my AG!
2/22/2014Spring Thaw10M1:15:22Link (GC)Stuck like glue to my pacing group and nailed my goal of a 7:30 pace. It was brutal, but I was thrilled with it.
1/12/2014Frigid 5 Miler5M37:38Link (GC)Crushed the first three miles of this race, then imploded for the last bit. Oh well.

2013 Races

DateRaceDistanceTimeResultsNotes
11/28/2013Cleveland Turkey Trot5M37:58Link (GC)First mile was a sea of humanity; after that roads were too dicey to put on any speed. Still had a blast.
10/27/2013Marine Corps Marathon26.2M4:17:23Link (GC)Ran this way slower than I’d hoped to. But that disappointment aside, I wouldn’t trade anything for the event itself.
9/29/2013Pittsburgh Great Race10K42:45Link (GC)I’d written off this race a week ago, and ended up with a PR by 16 seconds. 2nd year in a row as a seeded runner, 2nd year in a row setting a new PR. Evidently this course + high mileage the day before = winning?
9/21/2013Air Force Half Marathon13.1M1:47:15Link (GC)This was technically a course PR, simply by virtue of being correctly measured. I had a decent day; fell back at mile 10. Definitely thirsting for a breakthrough though.
8/11/2013Run for Gold26.2K2:24:37Link (GC)Metric marathon out in the boonies of Maryland, in fact where our Ragnar team started. It was a very sharp mental day, but physically I had a very hard time with this race. Still, a load of fun and lots of lovely folks.
7/7/2013Sweet Sprint 3K3K12:00Link (GC)Never run a race like this before, but after doing it I’d love to do it again! Got 1st in my AG, had a blast.
6/15/2013Summer Solstice 8K8K39:23Link (GC)My goal for this was to have fun and ignore my Garmin. I did just that, in spite of (or because of?) those monstrous hills. Even got 4th in my AG!
6/8/2013Run to Play 5K5K21:20Link (GC)This race was also a bit short, but won 3rd overall!
6/1/2013Skeeter 5K5K20:26Link (GC)Race was a tad short, but I’m setting the bar high. 2nd in my AG, 8th overall. IT band cooperated. Loved it.
4/21/2013Burgh’s Pizza & Wings Pub10K43:01Link (GC)PR’d by 14 seconds, course PR by over a minute, 5th in my AG. Not bad for having done 15 miles the previous morning.
3/30/2013Cottage 5K5K33:10Overall | Age (GC)Paced my youngest sister in this race, and she tied her PR and got 1st in her age group!
2/23/2013Spring Thaw15M2:13:32Link (GC)Paced The Lady for the first 10 miles, then broke down for the third lap.
1/13/2013Frigid 5 Miler5M37:17Link (GC)Another course PR, but only by 15 seconds. I’ve plateaued a bit; need to work on my speed. Also, the 60+ degrees at start time was anything but frigid.
1/1/2013New Year’s at Noon 5k5K21:26Link (GC)At last, a properly-measured 5k. Nice local Athens GA race, got 2nd in my age group.

2012 Races

DateRaceDistanceTimeResultsNotes
12/8/2012Jingle Bell 5k5K21:24Link (GC)Course was REALLY short, over half a mile. Ran this at a comfortable pace to enjoy the jingle bells everyone wore.
12/2/2012Trot for Tots5K18:10Link (GC)3rd in my AG. Race was 0.35M short, so it doesn’t count towards my PR. Great race for a great cause!
12/2/2012Trot for Tots10K47:45Link (GC)4th in my AG, despite my legs giving out around mile 4.5. Primary objective in this race was to “rabbit” for The Lady. (2nd overall in my AG for those who ran both races)
11/18/2012Philadelphia Marathon26.2M4:17:31Link (GC)Very bad mental day for me, but I finished my first ever marathon!
9/30/2012Pittsburgh Great Race10K43:15Link (GC)First race since 2006 as a seeded runner. Both a 10K and a 5K PR!
9/21-9/22Ragnar Relay197M30:55:28LinkWe were team #225, Four Score and Seven Miles Ago. What an incredible experience. (all the posts about it)
9/15/2012Air Force Half Marathon13.1M1:48:32Link (GC)Official time includes almost a whole extra mile due to an accidental diverting of some half-marathoners onto the full track. It was still a blast, I still had a great run, and I’m still going to do it again next year.
9/1/2012Run For Your Lives!5K1:00:55LinkThe race itself was pretty awesome. Here’s my full review.
6/17/2012Man Up 10K10K43:55Link (GC)Pretty sure this race was short, as my Garmin reported slower overall pacing even though official results call this my PR. Going with official results; setting the bar high!
6/3/2012Mutt Strut 5K5K20:23Link (GC)It was a short race (by 0.12-0.15mi) so I’m not counting this as my PR. Plus I was somehow listed as a woman. But it was a lovely and enjoyable local race.
5/6/2012Pittsburgh Half Marathon13.1M1:50:24Link (GC)Ugh.
4/22/2012Burgh’s Pizza & Wings Pub10K44:19Link (GC)New 10k PR at the same race as the PR I replaced. 3rd in age group.
4/20/2012Random Distance Race3 * 400m4:16.25Link (GC)3 laps this year instead of 2, and moved up to 12th place from 13th. Improvement all around!
3/31/2012Just a Short Run13.1M1:43:51Link (GC)Was recovering from the Moroccan Plague and not only PR’d, but blasted through my goal PR for the Pittsburgh Half in May.
2/25/2012Spring Thaw20M3:09:49Link (GC)First-ever run over 13 miles. Miles 18-20 were a bit dicey.
1/8/2012Frigid 5 Miler5M37:36Link (GC)Shattered my previous Frigid 5 time, weather was WAY milder (plus no snow), and still felt like I took it a little easy. Not too shabby.

2011 Races

DateRaceDistanceTimeResultsNotes
12/31/2011Great New Year’s Eve Race5K23:08Overall | Age (GC)Another gun time race. Rolling hills killed chances for PR, but was still fun.
11/24/2011Aurora Turkey Trot4M28:54Link (GC)Strange that my Garmin thought the race was longer than the official time.
11/12/2011Energizer Night Race5K23:29Link (GC)It was dark, it was rainy, there were a few hundred people crammed onto a single sidewalk, but um. It was in Vancouver. Your argument is invalid. Oh, still got 5th in my age group.
10/29/2011Terrifying 10K10K56:10Link (GC)Official time was gun time only, our time was sub-55. Ran it easy because we wanted to check out the cool Halloween costumes and bask in our own.
9/25/2011Pittsburgh Great Race10K48:23Link (GC)Better luck next time.
9/17/2011Air Force Half Marathon13.1M1:53:40Link (GC)PR’d by over 16 minutes, in spite of falling behind the 8:24 pace group at mile 11.
9/10/2011Montour Trails 5K / Half marathon5K22:04Link (GC)Flat with a massive downhill, PR’d by 40 seconds. 5th in age group. w00t!
5/1/2011Burgh’s Pizza & Wings Pub10K48:10LinkStarted off way too fast, managed to PR anyway. Awesome trail course.
4/22/2011Random Distance Race2 * 400m2:44.16LinkTwo laps around the track? Seriously?
3/26/2011Just a Short Run8.1M1:14:48LinkFelt really good despite pulling an all-nighter two nights before, but went easy anyway.
1/9/2011Frigid 5 Miler5M43:34LinkReally cold.

2010 Races

DateRaceDistanceTimeResultsNotes
11/25/2010Atlanta Half Marathon13.1M2:09:58LinkBonked at mile 9 due to severe dehydration. Won’t make that mistake again.
10/23/2010CMU Donut Dash2M17:35Link (PNG)Team TITAN URANUS was the second coed team that finished that didn’t have CMU track/XC runners.
10/2/2010Run Shadyside5K26:43LinkRan this one for fun, didn’t try too hard
9/26/2010Pittsburgh Great Race10K50:42LinkShould have gotten sub-50, first mile was a sea of humanity that took 11+ minutes.
9/3/2010CMU Pretty Good Race5K24:41LinkBrutal trails through Schenley Park.
7/4/2010Atlanta Peachtree Road Race10K56:32LinkNot bad for the first 10K in years.