I ran my second marathon ever, and broke 5 hours! (4:56?)
In February: I ran my first trail race (Woodside 17k)
moved out of Berkeley, and back to the OC until Santa Cruz started,
I ran my third road marathon, a 4:23 marathon at San Diego RNR
I did the most grueling non-race of my life when we ran out of water in 90+ temps on Saddleback Mountain
I moved to Santa Cruz, my home for (at least) the next year,
I ran my first 50k at Tahoe Rim Trail, in 9:05,
I started my graduate program at UCSC
I did my first back to back long runs, with an 18 miler followed by a 20 miler (but also broke my camera :( )
I did my second 50k, the PC planned by Mike Palmer in 7:46 in the Berkeley Hills (and wrote an article about it that got published!) and carried no camera! I was a lot faster :)
I started student teaching in a first grade class (on campus above when I showed my parents around my school)
I did my third 50k at Big Basin in 7:41 an had an amazing time,
I turned 22!
I followed that up by running the Mount Diabo Marathon the following weekend, which kicked my butt, but gave me awesome mental prep, and constituted the hardest back to back weekends I've ever done.
(I also met Ed :) )
I ran my first 50 miler at Dick Collins in 11:46 and had the most amazing time on earth!
I hurt my calf enough from the race to take a rest from serious running :(
I ran the Turkey Trot 10k and 5k back to back and had a wonderful time, but didn't do too much running besides that
The grand total:
Number of Total Marathons: 3 (2 road and one trail, officially)
Number of 50ks: 3
Number of 50 milers: 1
Number of sub marathon races: 6 (17k, 20k, 30k, 1/2 marathon, 10k, and 5k)
Mileage clocked: 1434 so far :) not going to break 1500, but that's okay. I'm already almost 400 miles beyond what I did last year, so I'm happy with that!
I'm still planning on getting some running in this last week of the year, but I'm already excited about what's next!
Thanks for looking back with me :D