Races on schedule

Two posts in one day?  I’m feeling very much like Jess today.  As many of you know, my ultimate goal in training for the next year or so is the 2010 Gasparilla marathon.  Well, today I just received the official date – February 21, 2010.  So, my racing schedule for the next year is starting to take shape:

April 11, 2009 – Seminole Stampede 5K (goal = 19:59)

April 18, 2009 – Harvey’s Festival of States Run 5K (goal = 19:45)

May 9, 2009 – Florida Bank Miles for Moffitt 5K (goal = 19:15)

August, 2009 – Charger Classic 5K (goal = 17:59)

October 11, 2009 – Disney’s Race for the Taste 10K (goal=35:59)

January 9, 2010 – Walt Disney World Half Marathon(goal = 1:14:59)

February 21, 2010 – Gasparilla Distance Classic Marathon(goal = 2:59:59)

Obviously the schedule is subject to change and goals will be adjusted based on performance in prior races.  I’ll take a bit of a break in the early summer, then really start ramping up the mileage in the mid to late summer.  I’m going to try to reach 100 miles per week just after the 10K, then follow the Daniels elite marathon plan based on that peak mileage from there.


  1. Sounds like a good workout from the following post…and good goals for yourself. Sub-20 is always my road race goal, too.

    Um, kind of scary/annoying being chased by a dog. Do you mostly run on country roads?

  2. @ Amy Quite the opposite actually. I run mostly on city sidewalks and in city parks. A lot of people here let their dogs hang out in the yard without a leash. Usually if there’s a big dog in the yard with a small child, I cross the street and avoid it because I know the dog will tear me to shreds if it thinks I’m coming after the kid. This one wasn’t very big and it’s little legs just couldn’t keep up with my threshold pace.

  3. i think i just got nervous for you. my slack running lately makes me feel like 1:15 is going to be impossible for me. i tend to get overwhelmed by the big picture, and also the little things. :-/

    hope there are no big changes that hinder your awesome looking race schedule. you’re like a pro planning them all out 🙂

  4. Wow that’s great to have a schedule set out so far in advance. I need to look for some races for after my marathon.

    I took your advice and tried to run more slowly today. I think I’m less sore.

  5. With that sub three hour marathon in February, are you giving yourself enough time to recover from the obvious Boston Marathon… Seems like a great schedule with very reasonable goals. Looking forward to all those race reports.

  6. I FINISHED MY 1ST 1/2 MARATHON!!! My unofficial time (from my garmin) was 2:04:49. I clocked 13.23 miles too. I am waiting on the official race time. I will post a race report tonight or tomorrow. Thanks for helping me along. I need all of it I can get. Oh, by the way, My VDOT is 34 base on my 1/2 finish time.

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