The 2015 racing year has ended. I had thought of trying to squeeze in a Turkey Tort or Reinedeer Run, but the time, my foot, and my eating season all happened and I am concentrating on the big picture now. 2016 will be upon us soon. I hope to get as lucky in 2016 as I did in 2015 and race often. I was able to do 8 different races this year from a 5k, to 5 miles, to 13.1, to a marathon. Overall, it was my busiest racing year to date. Although I didn't set any PR's, I accomplished a couple things to be proud of. First, in May, I took second place in a race overall. One step closer to my goal of a race win. Secondly, I won my age group at the Ridgewood Memorial Day 5K. With it being a race that features over 1500 finishers, I have to be happy with that. Third, I was part of the second place overall team out of over 80 teams at the Franklin Lakes Triathlon. It was my first race of that distance and I did what I could. Finally, the NYC Marathon, nothing more to say.
In reflection, it was a good year of racing, but I want and wanted more. As I was walking this afternoon and thinking about this post, I realized that I have a lot of grand ideas about what I can do and what I want to do. However, I have not really taken advantage of my strengths by putting all the training together with good nutrition and supportive cross training. Already, I have started to head toward 2016 in a better way. I am still running on task and I like where I'm at. It's time to add the nutrition and the cross training. No more bullshit.
In an upcoming post, I look forward to sharing my goals for 2016. As you will read in that post, some are going to be challenging. I cannot wait for 2016 to see what I can accomplish. Listed below are the times and races for my 2015 events. Each one is set as a link to the race report I did on that event.
Cupid's Chase 5K- 20:25
Hillsdale Rover & Clover 5K- 20:41
Radburn 5K- 19:20 (2nd Place overall)
Fred D'Elia Memorial Day 5K- 19:11 (1st in age group)
Franklin Lakes Tri-Relay 5M- 32:17
Franklin Lakes Scenic 13.1- 1:34:43
Wyckoff Education Foundation 5K- 19:37
NYC Marathon- 3:53