Monday, January 3, 2011

My race plans for 2011

I am feeling fast people. It’s imaginary. I’ve only run 3 times since my marathon on Dec 11th! The horror. But I am feeling fast and hopeful for a year of racing. Here are the races I plan to do this year:

Feb 19th – Chili Bowl 5K (maybe, depends on weather, but haven’t done a 5k in over a year!)
March 12th – St. Malachi 5 miler
April 23rd – Cleveland 10 miler (hoping for a big fat PR, my best 10 mile time is – 1:29:42.68 )
May 15th – Cleveland half mary (again hoping for a PR, best time is 1:56:09)
June 4th – South Bend IN full mary
Sept 12th – Eerie PA full mary

Sept 24th – Akron half mary (maybe, only if my Brother in law wants to do it again)
Oct 6th – Chicago IL full mary
Nov 27th – Fall classic half mary (if I don’t do Akron)
Nov or Dec – another local 5K, probably pigskin classic or Reindeer Run

I would love to get my half time down to 1:51 in the spring and under 1:50 in the fall. I think for the 10 miler I can get it down to 1:25, I hope. Overall I just hope to get my times for distances from an half and under closer to 8min/mile. For fulls I hope to break 4 hours next year, which means my avg. pace will need to be as close to 9min miles as possible. Likely under 9min miles for the first half to allow for some dropoff at the end. I am not a negative split kind of lady.

If I complete this list I will be up to 6 states by the end of 2011. I may be able to squeeze in a May marathon in MI if my training comes together, but not sure with P90x if I can make that happen.


Heather said...

If you plan to run a half marathon in 1:51, wouldn't your 10 mile be faster than 1:41? More like 1:20ish? I know you're faster than 1:40!! :)
Looks like we'll be running a lot of the same races (just not the big ones)!

Mnowac said...

You are right Heather, I have my PR wrong, it was 44 mins! Not sure where I got the 1 before it.

Mnowac said...

I'm an idiot, my time was 1:29:42.68 8:49/M

Anonymous said...

My friend Kristen has run Chicago the last two years. She lives there, and she says the course actually goes by her front door. You know what I'm thinking...potty break!

Tara said...

I'm already excited to see you in Chicago! I'm not planning on running but I'll probably be volunteering.

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Marathons so far

  • Sept 2012 - Corning, NY - TBD
  • April 2012 - Louisville, KY - TBD
  • Sept 2011 - Erie PA - 4:25
  • June 2011 - South Bend IN - 5 hrs+ (it was 98 degrees!)
  • Dec 2010 - Rehoboth Beach DE - 4:26:06
  • Nov 2010 - Huntington WV - 4:11:44
  • Oct 2009 - Towpath - Cleveland area OH - 4:30:35

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