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2015: Looking ahead

As noted in my looking back post, 2014 running/racing season was quite memorable and I believe it has given me a decent base/foundation to build on. While my dear friends, at a recent Christmas gathering, summarized the lessons I learned in 2014 and those that I will learn in 2015 in one catchy phrase (see below),

Run and learn!

specific goals for 2015 are as follows:

  1. Put my (super massive) ego to better use — continue to stay consistent in being disciplined (with regards to eating, sleeping and working out habits) and to get consistently better by focusing not on acquiring additional bling but on continuous individual improvement as a runner/athlete
  2. Run a minimum of 750 miles including base and race
  3. Keep every half marathon time under 2:00:00
  4. Improve time for each distance category every race, and improve time considerably for repeat events
  5. Maintain good posture throughout each run, especially in the latter half


To that effect, following are the events that I have signed up (or will be signing up as soon as the registration opens) and training for in 2015:

Summary of scheduled races for 2015
# Date and time Race details
01 2015-01-01 09:00:00 Hangover Run 10k (WR4BC)
01 2015-01-01 09:00:00 Resolution Run 10k (VR)
01 2015-01-01 09:00:00 New Year Run 10k (USRR)
02 2015-02-01 12:00:00 Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon
02 2015-02-01 12:00:00 Ground Hog Half Marathon (USRR)
03 2015-02-14 09:00:00 Puppy Love 10k Run (WR4BC)
04 2015-03-07 09:20:00 Great Bear Chase 10k Classic XC
05 2015-03-12 09:00:00 St. Patrick Day 10k Run (USRR)
06 2015-05-17 09:00:00 Cellcom Green Bay Half Marathon
07 2015-05-30 09:00:00 Breakers To Bay 5 Mile Run
08 2015-06-07 10:00:00 Grand Teton Half Marathon
09 2015-06-13 10:00:00 Yellowstone Half Marathon
10 2015-07-11 09:00:00 Run The Keweenaw: Mt. Baldy Summit Run 6k
11 2015-07-11 17:00:00 Run The Keweenaw: Copper Harbor Trails Challenge 12k
12 2015-07-12 08:00:00 Run The Keweenaw: Carl Olson Memorial Adventure Run 25k
13 2015-07-18 07:30:00 Hancock Canal Run Half Marathon
14 2015-09-26 11:30:00 RunningChunk.com 5k
15 2015-10-03 09:00:00 Mt. Bohemia Trail Running Festival 5k
16 2015-10-03 10:00:00 Mt. Bohemia Trail Running Festival 10k
17 2015-10-04 09:00:00 Mt. Bohemia Trail Running Festival Half Marathon
18 2015-11-08 08:30:00 Madison Half Marathon
19 2015-11-14 09:30:00 SC15 SCinet 5k


Praise be to the Good Lord, and thanks be to

blessings that life has brought and will bring my way.