It’s been a while since I last wrote, but life happens sometimes… (Sorry, no pictures this time.) I haven’t stopped running, albeit my mileage has significantly decreased over the winter, only now picking back up again, looking forward towards the upcoming running season.
2018 is shaping up to be a very busy running season, which means many hours spent on both trails and roads. My 2018 race schedule looks like this, with weekly Parkruns (5k) and possibly other mid-range distance races in-between:
- Colorado Marathon: 26.2 miles, road. Goals: receive qualifying time for 2019 New York City Marathon and 2019 Boston Marathon
- Brooklyn Popular Half: 13.1 miles, road. Goal: as fast as possible. It’s sea level!!! Sub 7:30 minutes per mile would be great!
- Bolder Boulder: 10k, road. Goals: get a medal, and run it under 45 minutes.
- Bighorn: 50ish miles, trail. Goals: finish top 3 female
- New York Road Runners Training Race: 12 miles, road. Goal: faster than the Brooklyn half! Sub 7:15 minutes per mile would be great!
- Pikes Peak Ultra (July) – 50(ish) miles, trail. Goals: finish top 3 female
- New York Road Runners Training Race: 15 miles, road. Goal: faster than the other one! 7:00-7:15 minutes per mile would be amazing.
- Pikes Peak Marathon: 26.2ish miles, trail. Goal: not bonk like last time. Sub 5 1/2-hour finish.
- Run Rabbit Run: 100 miles, trail. Goal: win. Yes, there will be other goals, but have you seen the prize?!
I know, these are a lot of races, and a lot of goals. I also know this will entail a lot of work, and that the possibility of failure is there. Remember, though: failure is an opportunity to learn. You learn a lot for your successes, but you learn a lot more from your failures. I am ready to take on the challenges, knowing that I have so many wonderful people out there supporting me.
Thank you for your positivity and continued encouragement!
Love and Light!