ilanarama: me, The Other Half, Moab UT 2009 (marathon)
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My year can mostly be summed up in this image:

2013 in pictorial review

Left to right, that's my Canyonlands Half 3rd AG medal, my The Other Half female masters' trophy, and my CIM 3rd AG plaque. I didn't get an award for coming in second in the Journey of Hope 5K, and the bottle of wine I got for winning my AG in the Run for the Wine has already been consumed. :-)

It was a good year awards-wise, and also PR-wise, as I FINALLY broke my 2010 half marathon PR, and set a new personal best in the marathon which is now my best age-graded race. Mileage-wise, it was also a personal best with 2080 miles in the year - and one more run planned for tomorrow.

I didn't write down my goals for the year anywhere, but I mentioned here that I wanted to run a sub-1:36 half, which I did, and a sub-21 5K, which I did not. I also mentioned wanting to run a 50K, which I did not.

So, what's planned for this year? I've already registered for the Canyonlands half (I got a free entry along with the trophy!) and I would like to get under 1:35 - if not then, then at the Steamworks half in June. I'll be going to a conference in Chicago in April coincidentally timed just before the Lakefront 10-miler there, which will certainly be a PR if I can do it, since I've only run massively hilly 10-milers, and nothing recently. I'd like to beat my 3:35 from two years ago at the Imogene Pass Run. And I would really like to run a sub-45 10K that's not downhill (as is my PR) and break 21 minutes in the 5K.

I don't actually have any marathon plans before Boston 2015, but I'm not ruling one out. And I'm still toying with the idea of a 50K. Finally, as usual, my major goal is to remain uninjured.

I hope the rest of you had good years, too!

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Date: 2013-12-31 12:27 am (UTC)
sobelle: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sobelle
LOL! You are awesome!!
(and I'm exhausted just thinking about all that running!!) =D

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Date: 2013-12-31 04:46 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
Those are some very nice trophies! And i can undertand about the missing bottle :)
I have a hard time imagining you racing a 5k or a 10k, though I know if you put your mind to it, you would certainly PR in both. You just seem like such a marathoner now!
hmmm.. 50k.. If you are interested, Trail Factor in Portland is supposed to be good. On Memorial day weekend, and opens for registration January 5th. I am seriously considering it. :)Would be fun to meet you!

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Date: 2013-12-31 05:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
A *very* impressive haul!

Why Boston 2015 and not 2014?

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Date: 2013-12-31 09:09 am (UTC)
blnchflr: Running (running)
From: [personal profile] blnchflr
Your mileage is CRAZY, I don't know how you do it/how a body can hold up to it. My sekkrit goal mileage for 2014, if my ankle and knee and everything behave, is … best left unspoken :D

But even if you are way out of my running league, you continue to be a massive inspiration! /soppy

I want you to run a 50k, so I can live through you and experience it all from my couch - dooo iiiittt :P

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Date: 2013-12-31 10:33 am (UTC)
blnchflr: Running (running)
From: [personal profile] blnchflr
Wait, aren't you up really late or really early??

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Date: 2013-12-31 10:41 am (UTC)
blnchflr: Captain America Civil War (Default)
From: [personal profile] blnchflr
Urgh, yes - I had a bout of stress-induced insomnia a couple of weeks ago (and "chronic" insomnia most of my teens and twenties); not a fan!

Happy New Year!

Date: 2013-12-31 02:50 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
WOW! You had a FANTASTIC year, girl! I think you should've included something about your amazing travels, though. Best wishes for a healthy and happy 2014!


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Date: 2013-12-31 03:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I see more hardware and PRs in 2014. Still amazed by your CIM finish. Have a great New Year

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Date: 2014-01-01 07:32 pm (UTC)
ignaz: icon by me, art by anne taintor (Default)
From: [personal profile] ignaz
That is an AWESOME trophy. I would display that all the time!


ilanarama: me, The Other Half, Moab UT 2009 (Default)

August 2017

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My running PRs:

5K: 21:03 (downhill) 21:43 (loop)
10K: 43:06 (downhill)
10M: 1:12:59
13.1M: 1:35:55
26.2M: 3:23:31

You can reach me by email at heyheyilana @


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