Monday, December 14, 2015

2015 The year's Racing Recap

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


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