I started running in 2011. For a while, most of my race results were easily searchable via SportStats online and my PBs were memorable. Since then, I’ve run 27 races, changed my last name after getting married and moved to another continent. As a result, my race results are getting harder and harder to find in one simple location and I’m also starting to forget some of the races I have run.
So I finally collected up all my race results for the last four years and made a list. Well overdue, it took me a while to document my race history. Luckily this blog served as a great reminder and I was able to find most of the results online, or through old posts.
My biggest running year was 2013. That year, I ran 10 races which included two 30K races and my first and only full marathon. Not surprisingly, that was also my biggest year in terms of overall mileage. A total of 1,070 kms from January – December 2013.
This year is shaping up to be much more relaxed. With only 375 kms logged to date, I’m on track for my lowest mileage since I started running! But it could be the calm before the storm. My husband and I entered the lottery for the London Marathon and we’ll find out by October 7 whether we’re in!
Creating my race history also made me realize that I really haven’t run that many 5K races and the ones I have run have been pretty slow. As a result, we have just signed up for London’s Park Run – free, weekly timed 5K runs. We will be doing our first one this weekend and I’m excited to see if I can beat my time from the recent Yorkville Run we did in Toronto.
So basically I have realized that I love numbers and data ONLY when it comes to running. In all other aspects of life, I try to avoid them.
Do you document your race history?