Saturday, January 2, 2010

2010 Race Schedule and Goals

Well, this is it: The tentative race schedule for 2010. I’m sure that I won’t do all of these races, but these are the races where I’d love to toe the (port a potty) line. Please let me know if you have any of these races on your agenda and we can certainly stalk each other in person get together!

1/17: PF Changs Rock and Roll Marathon (C Race)
2/28: RnR New Orleans Marathon (B Race)
3/??: Random half marathon?? (A Race?)
4/17: Pat Tillman 4.2 Memorial Run (C Race)
6/6: RnR San Diego Marathon (A Race)
6/26: RnR Seattle Marathon (C Race)
7/??: Arizona Road Racers 5K (A Race)
8-9??/?? Sprint triathlon!!
11/??: RnR San Antonio Marathon (A Race)
11/??: Mi Amigo Turkey Trot (C Race) – This one will be based on where I am for Thanksgiving
12/??: RnR Vegas Marathon (B Race)

A Races I’ll be racing for a PR
B Races I’ll be running 20-30 seconds slower than my PR pace
C Races I’ll be treating as long training runs / fun runs

2010 Goals:

  • Sub 3:20 marathon (I believe they call these "big fat hairy audacious" goals)
  • Race any half marathon
  • Sub 19:00 5K (Another bigger fatter goal - probably harder than the 3:20)
  • Run a timed and accurately measured mile (Sanctioned race preferably)
  • Complete a sprint triathlon!!!

Up until this point, I’ve only held to a select few of my non running fitness goals (yeah, no one got postcards like I said I would send). I haven’t been lifting weights or doing core work but I have been stretching like a Russian gymnast. So, I’m going to work to do weights AND core 3x per week. If I am going to hit my 5K goal, core strength is going to be key.

Yes, you read that last one right. I’d love to compete in a sprint triathlon at some point this year. It will likely need to be late in the year, so I have a lot of time to answer all of the questions that I have AND get good at swimming. I doubt that I will be able to cannonball my way through the swim portion of the race!


Pat said...

Now that will be a great year. I hope to do the Tillman race too. I did it last year and finishing in Sun Devil stadium is pretty cool. So cool, I went and finished twice so I could snap some pictures.

Did you know that Pat Tillman lived in Chandler? Near Rural and Chandler Blvd. Jon Kraukaur's book is a must read.

jeffg said...

Nice goals. I'll be at Pat Tillman and the San Diego RnR, my first marathon so I won't be running along side while you "A" race. I also plan to get a bike after San Diego to start towards tri-training. I have a life goal to complete an Ironman. Be cool Adam!

Kelly said...

Triathlon? Awesome! You're one of 2 running bloggers I know who are jumping on the tri wagon. Good luck!

The Laminator said...

Triathlon? Geez, that's hardcore! You have some great goals for the new year! Good luck to you!

RunnuRMark said... really don't think the cannonball thing will work? What the hell am I going to do then? I guess I can work on my dog paddling.

Nice list of goals. Oh, and the 3 day per week for me is usually two runs over lunch at work during the week, and a long run on the weekend. I still haven't hit 30 miles in a week (I don't think) in the past 8 months. And now this Runner's World plan I'm looking at for the olathe marathon has me on a 3x per week schedule too. I guess we'll see how it goes.

Rio said...

Sounds like a fun year! I did Pat's Run last year and it was fun although the people in my immediate vincinity were going pretty fast.
Good luck on your goals this year! Looking forward to hearing about your tri training!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

So excited to see a triathlon as one of your goals!!! AWESOME! If I can, you definitely can! Looking forward to seeing how you kick 2010's a$$!

RunningLaur said...

Good goals!

The Arizona Road Racers host an open mile at Scottsdale Comm College every 2 months or so, and is timed - see their website and you should be able to schedule that mile!

Ulyana said...

Happy New year, dude! Here's to an injury free year full of running PR's!

OhMyLaughter said...

My very first thought was "What in the world are A, B, and C races?" Thanks for the key...that really helped. For a minute I thought it was terminology I wasn't up to speed on.

Wow, that's a lot of marathons. You're probably hungry to race after the time you had to take off. Guess you're going for the "Heavy Medals" in addition to the finishers medals. It seems to be the common trend in running blogs I read that runners are bad about core work+ weights. I think it's that running is more fun. I'm excited to hear your take on each Rock n' Roll to see how they compare.

Jamoosh said...

That is one hck of a schedule - good luck!

Christy said...

I might be doing the RnR Las Vegas Marathon. It all depends on whether or not I get in with the lottery for the St. George Marathon. If I do, then I won't be running Las Vegas. I'll find out for sure in May and let you know.

Lisa said...

Looks like a nice list of races. Are you intentionally focusing on RnR for 2010? It's definitely an awesome feeling once you start getting the extra "heavy medals" in the mail. Or maybe that's just me since everything else in my mailbox is either junk or bills.

aron said...

you like those RnR races huh??? looks like a fun year ahead!

Ace said...

Awesome goals! The triathalon sounds sweet! Any goals post with Bobby C. shooting is a definite winner!

BrianFlash said...

Late comment I know, but I do like that list of races. We seem to completely diverge on locations though - I'm sticking to the east while you're in the West.

I was thinking the Tucson Marathon for my Arizona marathon - it is conviently in December when I've got an open spot on the schedule.

sRod said...

Can we get some east coast races on there?

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