So, for fun, I decided to do a little "By the Numbers" that includes my number of races at each distance, medal count and PRs. Here's what I found:
4 Marathon Relays
7 Half Marathons*
1 10k Race**
1 4-mile Race
33 5k Races
1 2-mile Race
25 Medals Won
12 Finisher's Medals
3:43 - Marathon (October 2013)
1:46 - Half Marathon (October 2011)
45:53 - 10k (May 2013)
21:40 - 5k (August 2013)
Compiling these lists made me realize that my half marathon PR is super old! Last year, I used half marathons strictly as marathon-pace training runs but maybe in the next year I'll have to actually race one to better my PR. It's my least favorite distance but maybe getting in a good race will change my opinion :)
My questions for you:
- Have you ever tallied up how many races you've completed? If so, what's your number?
- What do you do with your old race bibs, t-shirts, medals, etc?
- What's your favorite race distance? Also, what race distance do you dread and why?
Looking forward to hearing your number ;)
*I omitted the half marathon I took a DNF
**I omitted the 10k that I paced my mom