2011 Running

2011 was a busy year for me.  Although I was in shape for it, I did not run any PRs in race distances that I have attempted more than once before.  Here is a summary of my 2011:

  • February 6: Super Bowl Sunday 10K – Redondo Beach
  • February 12: PCTR Montana de Oro 50K – DNF (Whooping Cough) – first ever DNF
  • February 20: PCTR Lake Chabbot 20K
  • March 5: Desert Dash Trail Half Marathon – Backbone Trail at Corral Canyon – 2:13 (was in 3rd and went off course by 1/2 mile)
  • March 6: USC Marshall C4C Charity 5K – Dockweiler Beach – 19:16 – 1st Place
  • March 20: LA Marathon – 3:03:30 – torrential downpour
  • March 26/27: Entire Backbone Trail in 2 days with a great group of friends
  • May 15: Santa Monica Classic 10K – 39:08
  • May 28: Tough Topanga 10K – 46:24 – 6th overall – 3rd age group
  • May 29: Brentwood 5K – 18:15
  • June 12: Valley Crest Half Marathon – 1:30:06 – 17th overall
  • July 4: Will Rogers 10K – 39:06 – PB on that course – 21st overall – 3rd age group
  • July 24: Wharf to Wharf – 6 miles – 36:48 – still feeling the groin pull injury
  • August 20: Pikes Peak Ascent – 4:07 – damn that was hard but will do the marathon next time
  • August 27: Bulldog 50K – 6:01 – first 50K finished – 104 degress – walked second lap due to bruised foot
  • September 5: Mt Baldy Run 2 Top – 6.9 miles – 1:34:59 – new PB – race officially cancelled due to lightening but many people still finished
  • October 1: St George Marathon – 3:02:20 – hot – 2nd best marathon to date
  • October 15: Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim – check (but still on the bucket list)
  • October 30: Lasse Viren 20K – 1:21:59
  • November 12: Catalina Eco Marathon – rain/mud shortened course – 25 miles – 3:20:28 – 5th overall – 1st in age group
  • November 20: PCTR Santa Monica Mountains 50K – MUD – 5:46 – 50K PR, despite being a training run
  • November 24: Cobble Wobble 6K in Baltimore – 23:07 – 3rd overall
  • December 3: North Face 50 Mile – 10:02 – first 50 Mile!
  • December 10: Venice/Marina Christmas Run – 38:26 – paced 2 friends to big PRs
  • December 25: Yuletide 5K – Manhattan Beach – Ran Barefoot – 18:58 – PB for the course and barefoot – 5th overall
  • 2,763 Miles for the year – new personal best

 

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