Race History

I have been racing since June 2005. Here is an overview of my racing history, with links to the race reports.

Marathons

Date  RaceTimeComments
 May 2006  Delaware 4:46:28  First marathon
 October 2006  Marine Corps 4:24:39
 January 2007  Miami 4:13:54 Huge negative split
 April 2007  New Jersey 4:05:44
 November 2007   Richmond 3:56:41
 March 2008  Shamrock Sportsfest  3:51:49 Best performance
 April 2008  London 4:11:57 Fun run
 January 2009  RnR Arizona 4:10:55 Hot
 May 2009  New Jersey 3:51:09 Hypothermia
 May 2010  Bob Potts 3:53:56
 November 2010   New York City 4:08:32 Greg's First
 December 2010   St. Jude Memphis  4:14:38 Digestive Issues
 October 2011   Milwaukeee Lakefront  4:18:50 Anxiety
 March 2013   B&A Trail  3:48:50  Digestive Issues
 October 2013  Chicago 3:48:10  Injured, 7-week training cycle
 November 2013   New York City 4:28:29  Major digestive Issues
 May 2014   Mississauga 3:43:44  Windy!
 October 2014   Columbus 3:40:00  Finally- a BQ!
 March 2015   B&A Trail 3:35:29 
 April 2016  Boston 3:48:16  70 degrees and sunny
 March 2017  Myrtle Beach 3:21:54 


After 18 marathons, I finally qualified for Boston! I had a lot of mental obstacles to overcome, and also circumstances beyond my control. My next marathon will be Boston 2016.

Half Marathons

Date  RaceTimeContext
 September 2005    RnR Virginia Beach 2:00:25  First half marathon
 July 2006  International Peace 2:05:47 Hot!
 September 2006  RnR Virginia Beach 2:06:51 Got stuck in traffic, late to race. 
 September 2006  Philadelphia Distance Run  2:00:50
 March 2007   National 1:56:27
 September 2007  Philadelphia Distance Run 1:52:43
 December 2007  Seaside 1:53:xx Tiny race, no online results
 January 2008  Houston 1:50:43
 September 2008  RnR Virginia Beach 2:03:42 Worst. Race. Ever.
 November 2008  Richmond 1:48:43
 March 2009   Shamrock Sportsfest 1:44:04 Totally shocked by this one
 December 2009   St. Jude Memphis  1:44:30
 October 2010   Heritage 1:41:40 PR- nice and cool temps!
 May 2011   Alexandria Running Festival  1:50:50 Extremely hot and humid
 September 2011   RnR Virginia Beach 1:46:44
 December 2011   St. Jude Memphis 1:46:49 Overtrained
 October 2012   Heritage 2:00:58 Mono comeback training run
 November 2012   Richmond 1:46:19 Mono comeback race
 January 2013   Walt Disney World 1:43:48 Warm and Humid
 February 2013   Love Rox 1:43:36 Actually 13.4-13.5 miles
 September 2013   Rock 'N Roll Philly 1:46:58 Injured, 3 week training cycle
 March 2014   Shamrock 1:42:24
 September 2014   Rock 'N Roll Philly 1:47:14 Warm and Humid
 October 2015  Columbus 1:37:33 Finally broke a 5-yr PR
 November 2015  Richmond 1:35:08 Just, WOW!
 March 2016  Shamrock 1:33:36 22 MPH winds + rain


After 2010, it took me a while to see progress in the half marathon distance. I was stuck with a PR of 1:41:40 for over five years (2010-2015) mainly due to bad race weather and injuries. Finally, after five years, I PRe'd Columbus by over 4 minutes, and 4 weeks later, shaved another 2:25 off of that time. My half marathon PR is now my strongest of all distances.

10-Milers

Date  RaceTimeContext
 April 2006    GW Parkway Classic 1:27:19 
 April 2007  Cherry Blossom 1:21:23
 April 2010  GW Parkway Classic 1:22:42 Training Run- I did not "race" this 
 October 2010  Army 10-Miler  1:17:54
 April 2012  Cherry Blossom 1:15:52
 April 2012  GW Parkway Classic 1:20:48 Training Run- I did not "race" this
 April 2013  Cherry Blossom 1:16:10
 April 2014  Cherry Blossom 1:15:26
 March 2015  Reston 10 Miler 1:15:31


I've been very pleased with my half marathon progress over the years. I finally learned to NOT run the Rock 'N Roll Virginia Beach half marathon because it's way too hot for me. 2008 was the worst race ever and I was sick for 4 weeks afterwards, which caused me to not be able to run the Hartford marathon. I hope to one day break the 1:40:00 mark.

10K Races

 Date  RaceTimeContext
 June 2005  Lawyers Have Heart 53:09 
 June 2006  Lawyers Have Heart 53:32
 May 2007  Capital Hill Classic 49:55
 June 2007  Lawyers Have Heart 50:59
 November 2007   Marine Corps Marathon 10K  51:23
 December 2007  Jingle All The Way 49:23
 June 2008  Lawyers Have Heart 55:25 Coming off an injury 
 December 2008  Christmas Caper 49:36 3rd Place AG
 February 2009  George Washington Birthday  50:xx
 June 2009  Lawyers Have Heart 51:30
 August 2009  Leesburg 50:35 2nd Place AG
 November 2009   Veteran's Day 48:54
 June 2010   Lawyers Have Heart 49:50
 June 2010   Run for The Red 50:13
 September 2010   Chamber Challenge 47:55 2nd Overall Female, Hilly 
 December 2010  Ringing In Hope 46:34
 June 2011   Ringing In Hope 49:30 2nd AG (it was hot!)
 October 2011  Blue Moon Wicked 47:34 Windiest race ever!
 November 2011  Veteran's Day 45:19
 June 2012  Lawyers Have Heart 47:18
 October 2012  Marine Corps Marathon 10K 49:30 51:18 if you include the bomb threat break. 
 December 2012  Ringing In Hope 45:57 Long course 
 December 2013  Ringing In Hope 47:03  
 February 2014  George Washington Birthday  45:44
 October 2014  Boo! Run For Life  44:13
 December 2014  Ringing In Hope 45:27
 October 2015  Boo! Run For Life 43:56
 December 2015  Ringing In Hope 44:18
 December 2016  Ringing In Hope 42:09
 February 2017  For the Love of It 41:51


5K Races

 Date  RaceTimeContext
 September 2006  Navy Federal 24:14 
 November 2006  Virginia Run Turkey Trot  23:32
 June 2007  Herndon Festival 23:30 2nd Overall Female
 July 2007  Cure Autism Now 24:06
 November 2007  Virginia Run Turkey Trot  24:19 Recovering from Marathon 
 April 2008   GW Parkway Classic  23:58
 November 2008  Virginia Run Turkey Trot 23:22
 April 2009  Crystal Run 5K Friday 23:30
 June 2009   Fair Oaks Ambulance Chase  24:31
 November 2009  Virginia Run Turkey Trot  23:40 Just got engaged!!!!
 April 2010  Crystal Run 5K Friday 22:21
 July 2010  Reston Firecracker 23:21 3rd AG
 November 2010   Virginia Run Turkey Trot 22:33
 December 2010  Lifetime Fitness Reindeer Run  22:39
 April 2011  Crystal Run 5K Friday 22:40 First race post stress-fx
 April 2011  Crystal Run 5K Friday 22:18
 June 2011  Lawyers Have Heart 22:43
 July 2011   Reston Firecracker 22:41
 November 2011   Virginia Run Turkey Trot 21:29
 April 2012  Crystal Run 5K Friday 22:00
 May 2012   Angel Kisses 22:24 1st AG
 May 2012  Ringing In Hope 23:39 2nd AG - very hot
 November 2012  Virginia Run Turkey Trot 22:18
 March 2013  Bright Beginnings 21:47
 May 2013  Angel Kisses 22:46 2nd AG
 November 2013  Virginia Run Turkey Trot 22:46
 July 2014  Reston Firecracker 22:54
 November 2014  Virginia Run Turkey Trot 21:30 3rd AG
 April 2015  BEST Kids 22:31 1st Overall Female
 May 2015  Angel Kisses 22:39 1st AG
 May 2015  Fair Oaks Ambulance Chase 22:00 3rd Overall Female
 July 2015  Reston Firecracker 22:05
 August 2015  Crime Solvers 21:46
 September 2015   Dulles Airport Runway 21:35
 November 2015   Virginia Run Turkey Trot 20:51
 February 2016  Run Your Heart Out 21:40 1st AG - very cold
 May 2016  Semper Fi 21:05
 November 2016  Veteran's Day 21:31
 November 2016  Virginia Run Turkey Trot 20:50
 December 2016  Run with Santa 20:58