Sunday, January 2, 2011

2011 Race List (I have butterflies!)

2011 is my come-back year, the year of KICK ASS

Not very sweet I know, but seriously, I need to kick some ass (my own, of course) this year after having two bum years in a row.

This list gives me butterflies just thinking about it! During my half and full marathon training programs, any races I do should be at the prescribed training pace for speed work rather than an all-out race effort. This takes some of the fun out of racing but will still be a nice way to get out and have some fun. Plus, I'll have most of May & June that are between training programs to be a racing slut.

I haven't compared full marathon training program weekly workouts to the races/dates yet, so I'm not 100% sure which races fit with prescribed workouts during July - September. This will change a bit depending on other commitments and training, especially after May, but my tentative line-up for 2011 is listed below.

Jan - Open

Feb - Open (Begin half marathon program on Feb 7)

Mar - Mercer Island 10k or Magnuson Race Series 15k (run at training pace, use results to refine training paces)

Apr - Magnuson Race Series 15k (run at training pace), Whidby Island Half Marathon (as part of a planned 15-miler)

May - Indianapolis OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini Marathon (target event!), Seattle's Best 15k (awesome course around Lake Union!). Wait - this just in: Nordstrom Beat the Bridge 8k

Jun - Lake Padden Triathlon, maybe North Olympic Discovery Half Marathon or Magnuson Race Series 5k/ 10k/ 15k (If I do Whidby, Indy, and NODM, I could be a 1 moon Half Fanatic for 3 halfs in <90 days?)

Jul - Swedish SummeRun 5k/ 10k and Magnuson Race Series 5k/ 10k/ 15k (training runs), maybe a random race in Illinois while we're out for a wedding (a new state!)

AugBeaver Lake Triathlon

Sep - Fairhaven Runners Waterfront 15k, Fremont Oktoberfest Brew-HA-HA (training runs, though I'd like to renew my 5k PR on the Brew-HA-HA course)

Oct - Portland Marathon (first ever marathon!)

Nov - Thanksgiving run TBD

Dec - Christmas run TBD, possible race in S. Carolina if I attend a work conference
    Anyone out there have any of the same races on their list? 


    1. I've heard the Indy race is fun and you get to run around the racetrack. Cool!

    2. My plan is to do the mercer island half. I hear it's hilly!

    3. Looks like a great year! The Indy 500 half is a fun one!

    4. There are a few races on your list I am going to do too! I hope we can meet up! You have quite a year ahead of you! You're gonna rock it. :)

    5. I'll be running the Portland Marathon (my second) with you! :) Good luck with this list - you can do it!!!

    6. I'm just laughing at the name "Beaver Lake."

    7. I ADORE RACE SCHEDULES!!! I think you are going to have a great year! Good luck to you!

    8. Totally looks like a kick-ass year!

    9. Love it! I am thinking about doing Portland too. Were you thinking about Kiawah in December? Thats another one on my list...