Monday, January 26, 2015

Danny's 2015 Race Schedule

Last week, I posted Amber's race and speaking schedule.

Here is mine:

  • February 22- Half at the Hamptons

  • March 15- New Bedford Half Marathon

  • April 12- St Louis Marathon

  • May 10- Delaware Marathon

  • June 20- Grandma's Marathon

It's pretty sparse at this time and I may throw in some shorter races as I go. Despite the dearth of races, I do have pretty ambitious goals for the 2015 season. I am looking to PR at both the half and full marathon distances.

My current half PR of 1:15:45 was at New Bedford in 2011 and will be the harder of the two to break since I don't typically run faster for shorter distances and haven't done(nor will do) any speed work. Luckily, I've given myself two opportunities to attempt this.

My marathon PR is 2:47:45 which is from back in 2010 at the Exeter Marathon in Rhode Island. I've come close a couple times since: 2:49:01 at Hyannis in 2011 which came a day after a 10K snowshoe race and a 2:48:24 at the Buffalo Marathon last year where I stopped to take off my shoe. Of the two race distances, this is the PR that could actually be broken this year and Grandma's seems to be a perfect race at which to do it. I haven't done a Minnesota marathon yet and I hear that this one is fast with a slight net downhill.

Also, and I know you've heard this before but, I will be training for this marathon. After the sports hernia ruining my 2012 season, a lackluster and unenthused 2013 one, and a gluttonous 2014 marathon season, this year I am looking to run less marathons but actually train. I have devised a training plan(more on that in a later blog) that is ambitious but doable. The key for me will be to stay motivated when fun opportunities present themselves(that don't involve running). We will see how well that turns out.

Up Next: Snowshoe World's for Amber this weekend.


  1. Grandma's Marathon is fantastic and it is in my home town! They do a great job hosting this race as it is a huge tourism draw for Duluth. Good luck!

  2. Thanks Laura! I hear great things about Grandma's! Supposedly the whole town comes out to cheer you on. Logistical question: Do you typically fly into Minneapolis and drive up? Looking to find inexpensive flights and that seems like the best bet.
    Hope Tri Training is going well:)