Hey there! I hope you had a great weekend. If you’re already on vacation for the Fourth of July holiday, I am so jealous of you!
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2015 was supposed to be a big year for me. After completing the Rock and Roll Half Marathon in 2014, my first in nearly 3 years, 2015 was going to be the year of my official comeback. Thankfully, I can say that I’m off to a great start! But let me look back at my goals bit by bit to truly benchmark my overall performance.
So how did the first 6 months of racing turn out? Let me look back to my racing plan in 2015 and see if I was on track, or way off the mark.
Here are the races I completed:
And the races that I didn’t:
When it comes to running the races I said I would, I’d say that the first half of the year was an A-! While I didn’t do a Valentine’s Day race, I did run the Gone for a Run Virtual 10K, which was a really fun and refreshing experience!
Here is a look at the races I trained for and how I actually did based on the goals I set for myself.
When it came to my desired finishing times, I only surpassed my goal with the Fight for Air Stair Climb, so at least I had one PR! Tough weather conditions definitely played in a role in my struggles on the Clean Air 5K and 1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut, but I’m still very proud of what I was able to do. Training for 4 days a week with Coach Kristy’s guidance has made all the difference in the world!
It’s driving me crazy right now, but I am NOT locked in on hardly any races for the rest of the year! Here are the only races that I am DEFINITELY signed up to participate:
Other upcoming races? I’m at a loss right now because The Pope is visiting Philadelphia from September 25-27, which eliminates the Sloppy Cuckoo Half Marathon I was hoping to do that weekend.
So here’s the ever-changing anticipated race lineup for the rest of the year (excluding those mentioned above):
Hopefully, I can sign up for these races soon so that it’s official and I don’t keep changing my mind!
I am so happy with how this year is going so far! I really challenged myself, worked hard, and ran some new races, which was all a part of my plan! I finally got out of the rut of the same old, same old races in Philly, so I feel really refreshed. I can’t wait to have a strong and exciting Fall Season with even more new races under my belt!
How has your running and/or race training shaped up so far this year compared to your initial goals? If you’ve ever run Tough Mudder, any tips??
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