Saturday, January 4, 2014

2014 Races

I stated my 2014 running goals in my last blog post, now it's time to list my planned races that will achieve those goals. Main goal is to reach 100 or more marathons/ultras by the end of this year. I'm at 89 and need 11 more. Plus, I need at least one fast marathon attempt to try for a Boston qualifying time (3:25 for me). Simple, eh?

Here are my 12 tentative races for the year (yellow highlight indicates PR attempts). All are marathons or ultras.

RaceDistanceDatePR?Ultra/marathon #
Riddle-Like Run281/25/201490
KRR Fat Ass282/15/201491
Land Btwn Lakes26.23/8/201492
Clinton Lake303/29/201493
St Louis Marathon26.24/6/201494
Illinois Marathon26.24/26/2014pr95
Kettle Moraine626/7/2014pr96
Howl at Moon 8-hr488/9/2014pr97
Evergreen Lake349/14/201498
Across the YearsLots of miles!12/31/2014pr101

If something goes wrong, I'll make adjustments. I'm currently targeting the Illinois Marathon on April 26 as my BQ attempt. If it goes poorly, then I'll add a fall marathon for another BQ try. In  addition to the marathon personal record, I'd like to set a new PR at the 100K distance (Kettle Moraine in June) and also at Howl at the Moon 8-Hour in August. And to close out the year, what's better than the "Across the Years" race (24hr-48hr-72hr-6 day events)? Not sure which event I'll select. The shortest is 24 hours and I'd knock off more than 100 miles in that time period! Maybe 6-days of running is the best way to celebrate my 100th ultra/marathon?

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