A Year in Running 2013

Once again, I chronicle my year in running. I ran in 7 events this year, some repeats, some new. This was a fast year with lots of good new personal records (PR’s).

2012 Go! St. Louis Halloween 10K

Date: 10/14/2012
Location: Downtown St. Louis
Distance: 10K
Time: 1:03:23
Pace: 10:12
This was a good 10K PR. The last 10K I ran was over a year ago. I was in the middle of training for the Rock’n’Roll, so I was pretty well conditioned.

2012 Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon

Date: 10/21/2012
Location: Downtown St. Louis
Distance: 13.1 miles
Time: 2:15:11
Pace: 10:19
This was a great run. I was so pleased with the half marathon PR. I trained hard and it paid off.

2013 Kirkwood-Webster Turkey Day Run

Date: 11/22/2012
Location: Kirkwood and Webster Groves, MO
Distance: 6 miles
Time: 57:46
Pace: 9:38
The only race this year that I did not PR. I was still recovering from the half marathon, so I was just having a fun time burning some calories before Thanksgiving dinner.

2013 Tuffle Shuffle

Date: 2/9/2013
Location: Cottleville, MO
Distance: 4 miles
Time: 35:53
Pace: 8:59
I don’t have a previous 4 mile PR to compare against, but this was my fastest distance pace in a long, long time! It was so cold. And there was a challenge. Runners who finished in front of Cupid would get a bottle of wine. So I was trying to keep up with him. Although I did not beat him, I attribute that challenge and the really cold weather to my fast running.

2013 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Run

Date: 3/16/2013
Location: Downtown St. Louis
Distance: 5 miles
Time: 46:06
Pace: 9:13
Yes, another PR!

2013 Go! St. Louis Half Marathon

Date: 4/7/2013
Location: Downtown St. Louis
Distance: 13.1 miles
Time: 2:15:06
Pace: 10:18
OK, not as fast as I’d hoped for, but still a PR by by 13 seconds. My goal was to beat 2:10. The coarse included a “Holy Hill” segment, a 1 mile incline in the middle of the race. I was keeping a good 10 min/mi pace, but that segment just took the wind out of me. So I’m still thrilled that even after that challenge I still beat my PR from October.

2013 Benton Park Reclaiming the 80’s 5K

Date: 6/1/2013
Location: Benton Park, St. Louis, MO
Distance: 5K
Time: 28:18
Pace: 9:07
Not a pace PR, but a 5K PR for me.