Kat Runs D.C. » Races, Times and Paces

Races, Times and Paces

2017

  • Rock ‘n’ Roll D.C. Half Marathon: 2:36:15 (11:56)

2016

2015 (race schedule here)

2014 (race schedule here)

2013

  • Fairfax Four Miler: 35:38 (8:55)
  • Jingle All the Way 8K: 45:30 (9:10)
  • Veteran’s Day 10K: 56:07 (9:02) PR
  • Monster Mash 5K: 25:32 (8:14) *Course was .25 of a mile short*
  • Clarendon Day 10K: 58:15 (9:23)
  • Beat the Deadline 5K: 29:52 (9:37)
  • Lost Dog 5K Race #4: 28:55 (9:19)
  • Lost Dog 5K Race #3: 28:36 (9:13)
  • Lost Dog 5K Race #2: 30:36 (9:51)
  • Lost Dog 5K Race #1: 30:44 (9:54)

2 comments

  1. Ingrid

    Hi Kat!

    I’m so happy that I found your blog! It has great tips and wonderful pictures! Although I’m not new to running, I am new to the long distance form and I at the beginning of 2015 I signed up for my very first half marathon in October. A bit ambitious but I already can run a comfortable 3 miles without dying. However, through my training for the half marathon, 3 miles is a whole different ball game than 6 or 8 and of course, the dreaded 13.1.
    I’m worried about getting an injury so I’m definitely looking into other forms of fitness to complement my training efforts instead of running everyday but I saw your times for your races and I hope you can offer any insights on how to improve pace. Right now, I’m finding 11:00 per mile for my long runs is doable but I’d like to improve.

    Thank you!

    1. Kat L. Post author

      Hi Ingrid,
      I think a half in October is definitely doable to build up your mileage. I did my first 5K in August 2013 and my first half in March 2014. I had not run for 30 minutes at a time outside without walking until one of the 5Ks in August. By that March I was fully prepared! I would recommend to just keep at it and make sure to get your long runs in, slowly increasing your distance ahead of October. I honestly wouldn’t worry too much about pace. As you get fitter from running long runs and more miles per week, you should see your pace naturally improve. If you want to add in a little bit of speedwork — say intervals on a track — that’s fine, but don’t overdo it. I didn’t do speedwork until I think 1.5 months ahead of my first half. Hope this helps! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *