Racing in 2015

Last year, I had my 2014 race plan all mapped out in advance. Of the 13 races I said I would run, I ran 6 so the clear learning is…let’s not make too many plans too far in advance.

Whatever! Let’s make too many plans too far in advance!


All these are signed up for. Money has been handed over.

January: 10k, Race To End World Hunger, Mountain View. Done!

February: 1/2M Kaiser Half Marathon, San Francisco.

March: Red Rock Canyon 1/2M , Las Vegas.

Race One = Done
Race One = Done


Then I launch ‘The Spring of 10ks’ 🙂   My college courses are likely to be pretty full-on by now, so I’m going to scale down the distances and try and improve my 10k.

March:   Oakland Marathon Relay – I’ll be running one leg of roughly 6.5 miles.

April:      Road 10k. Maybe Santa Cruz?

May:       Trail 10k. Maybe Wild Cat Canyon. I have a Brazen credit and I want to use it!

June:      Road 10k. And maybe a trail 10k at the Truckee Running Festival because I’m crazy in love with that little mountain town. And no-one needs oxygen anyway!

Truckee. I want to move there but the Husband says his commute would be too long.
Truckee. I want to move there but the Husband says his commute would be too long.



The one big race I want to do this year is Berry Creek. This was the race I wanted to run in 2014 but it clashed with one of the Husband’s Ironman test races. This year, I’m definitely in.

July:        5k PR attempt. Redwood City Parade Run 5k – without the Dude in the stroller!

July:         Berry Creek Falls 15k or 25k, Big Basin. Prob the 25k 🙂

August:    Trail 10k

Take me back to Big Basin, please!
Take me back to Big Basin, please!



To end the year, I’ve got some big Autumn plans.

September:     A Century Bike Ride. Maybe the Tour d’Organics in Sebastopol?

October:          Half Marathon PR attempt, Healdsburg

November:    Trail 10k

December:     TNF Endurance Challenge. This is a massive deal locally, our big trail race and loads of amazing runners turn up to run it. I’d either do the half-marathon or the marathon relay if I can find a buddy. I just want to be a part of it!

I have very fond memories of this race!
I have very fond memories of this race!

Clearly, this will change. You can never predict what a year will bring but I firmly believe that a girl needs a plan. So this is mine!

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks like it will be a fun year in running and school, too! Congrats to both you and your son for placing at the recent Race to End World Hunger!

    1. Cathryn says:

      Thank you so much!!

  2. Angela says:

    Hoping I can do Santa Cruz & Healdsburg as well!

    1. Cathryn says:

      Yay! See you there.

  3. Tim Foster says:

    Wow – busy race schedule! Looking forward to seeing you at the Kaiser Half.

    1. Cathryn says:

      It’s probably a little overambitious, that race schedule, but I like a good plan. How’s your Kaiser training going?

      1. Tim says:

        Mileage is good; pace not so hot right now. I’ll be looking for a pacer 🙂

      2. Cathryn says:

        Ha. Aren’t we all. I’m not feeling fast these days.

  4. Jen says:

    Exciting year ahead! I’ve got nothing planned beyond Big Basin, but i might be tempted to do Healdsburg and North Face.

    1. Cathryn says:

      North Face is one I really want to do – all the running celebs, all the media….and me!!

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