Races

Over a decade ago in January 2011, my sister and I agreed to run our first marathon together (Disney Marathon). I had no idea what to expect on race day, but once I crossed the finish line I knew that this would not be my last marathon. It didn’t hurt that I had just run in a particularly fun location

Since then, my runners high has carried me through 23 more marathons, one ultra marathon, and many more half marathons. I have found that, much like anyone else, my life has been filled with many highs and lows, but running has always been there for me. The running community has been incredible and a constant form of socialization too! Stay tuned for more marathon and half marathon recaps!

My marathon journey:

2011:

  • Disney Marathon (3:39): January 9th (recap here)
  • Providence Marathon (4:08): May 1st 
  • Philadelphia, PA (3:37): November 20th (recap here)

2012:

  • New Orleans Rock n Roll (3:44): March 4th (recap here)
  • Philadelphia Marathon (3:49): November 18th (recap here)

2013:

  • Miami Marathon (4:34): January 27th (recap here). HOT race.
  • Chicago Marathon (5:04): October 13th (recap here). Hamstring injury mid-race & walked last 6 miles!
  • Plymouth Plantation Marathon (4:19): November 17th

2014:

  • Disney Marathon (4:12): January 12th. HOT race.
  • Los Angeles Marathon (4:27): March 9th (recap here). HOT race.
  • Philadelphia Marathon (4:03): November 23rd (recap here)

2015:

  • Big Cottonwood Canyon (3:33), Utah: September 12th (recap here). Started working with a coach for this one!
  • Marine Corps Marathon (3:58): October 25th (recap here)

2016:

  • Miami Half Marathon (1:40): January 24th (recap here)
  • Phoenix, AZ: (3:31): February 27th (recaps here and here)
  • Boston Marathon (4:06): April 18th (read about it here, recap here)
  • Ontario, Canada (5:07): July 16th: North Face Endurance Challenge Ultra (read about it here and lessons learned here)
  • England Trail Marathon: Andover Road Runners Trail Marathon (read about it here)
  • Wineglass (3:54): Corning, NY: October 2 (read about it here)
  • Canyon City Marathon (3:59): Azuza, CA: November 12 (read about it here)

2017:

  • Barcelona: Sitges Half Marathon: January 15th 
  • Austin Half Marathon: February 19th (recap here)
  • Boston Marathon (3:47): April 17th (recap here)
  • North Face Endurance Challenge 50k (9:52): June 10 (first ultra, recap here)
  • Marine Corps Marathon (3:46): October 22 (working on recap!)

2018:

  • None this year as I was pregnant and a new mom to baby #1!

2019:

  • Was supposed to run a marathon in Seattle but those plans were cancelled when I found out I was pregnant with baby #2 :) 

2020:

  • Pandemic year & baby #2!

2021:

  • Wasatch Marathon, Utah (3:38): April 30th (recap here!)
  • Boston Marathon (PR: 3:28!!!): October 11th (recap Part 1 here, Part 2 here)
  • Philly Marathon (3:31): November 21st (recap here)

2022 (current lineup, probably the best year of races!):

  • Ft Lauderdale Half
  • Boston Marathon
  • NYC Marathon

Thank you for reading through ’till the end & stay tuned for more races and recaps! :)

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18 Comments

  1. Just saw your comment to my Running the Golden Gate bridge article in SEARCH magazine and stumbled on your website. I just saw we’ve run some races together! I ran the 2011 Philly marathon (it was my first!) as well. What a small world! You have some awesome pictures on your website. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I’m a beginning runner, and would love it if you could post some tips for people who are not at all ready to run a marathon! Love your blog :)

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  3. janerunswild says:

    Thanks for your comment, and for checking out my blog! I am working on a post for beginner runners as I was one myself of course! Please let me know if you have any specific questions you’d like me to answer– happy to help!

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  4. floridaamos says:

    Ooooo, Wineglass is on my short list. Would love to meet you!

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    1. janerunswild says:

      It sounds like an awesome race and was highly recommended by many fellow runners! See you out there.

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    2. janerunswild says:

      Hey there- how is training for Wineglass going? So far so good for me, although the hot summer weather makes training a bit difficult! Hope it’s going well for you! Keep me posted :)

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  5. So jealous of your races next year!!!!!

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  6. Hi. I am very much enjoying your run blogs. Like you I set myself a challenge on the run front this year and it’s always good to read updates by others.

    Good luck
    Mark

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    1. janerunswild says:

      Thanks Mark! Good luck to you as well :)

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  7. Kristen says:

    Check out the Asheville Marathon in North Carolina. It is held on the Biltmore Estate… AMAZING. Your Instagram pics are beautiful and I happened upon your blog via IG. Good luck in Boston in a few weeks!!

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    1. janerunswild says:

      Thank you so much!! 😄

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  8. Just checking out your blog and will follow! i like this races recap, may do something similar. good luck with your training for wineglass!

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  9. Mona Smoker says:

    I must thank you for the efforts you’ve put in penning this website. I am hoping to check out the same high-grade blog posts from you later on as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own blog now ;)

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