Or maybe I should title it “how few miles can I run and still finish a marathon.”
Today’s topic for Tuesdays on the Run is “Fall Races”. Tell us what your running or what your favorite races are. Who knows, I might show up at one…
My schedule is really empty for me. So empty that I’m kind of getting hives about it while simultaneously thinking I should get rid of my Marine Corps Marathon bib. Yes, I have issues. Not racing means I actually need to run some decent length training runs. I’m not very good at that.
I know this is shocking, but I only have 3 races this fall. What????
I’m looking forward to this even though I wasn’t originally planning to run. I’m running with Mad Fox Brewing’s team “Mad Fox 12 Pack”. My van is an interesting mix of people I barely know and two friends I’ve known for more than 10 years (one I went to college with!) It’s also my first co-ed team, which means it’s going to be a very different experience from my last two Ragnars. I still plan to have a really fun time!
Marine Corps Marathon
Yes, it is still currently on the schedule. And I’ve even found a plan to use – Hal Higdon’s Senior Marathon plan. It’s like the anti-Hansons plan with only 3 runs a week and a 14, 16, and 20 (which I’ll probably make 18). In all likelihood, once the kids go back to school, I’ll run more than 3 times a week, but I needed to take the pressure off. I need to get back to the gym and I’m really not feeling the marathon love right now, so having a lower mileage “just finish” plan is what I need. I know that I can finish a marathon with this plan, but it will be far from fast. I can only hope I’m a bit faster than last year. Or if not run it faster, at least stop for a picture with these guys…
Great Chocolate Race
I signed up myself and Beer Geek on a whim. It’s 5 miles, not far from home, and has chocolate at the end. What’s not to love? It’s an inaugural race, but with the location and the short distance, it can’t go too far wrong. If you want to join me, use my affiliate link to sign up:
That’s it. Really. See why I’m getting hives? I have no more half marathons on the schedule. Well, except for Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon, but I’ll be working that one so I’m not sure it counts…
Do you have a lot of races on your schedule? Any big goal races this fall???
And don’t forget to join us in September for Tuesdays on the Run! Here’s our schedule:
September 6, 2016 – Free day! Write about anything running related!
September 13, 2016 – Post run rewards and/or rituals
September 20, 2016 – Best running advice you’ve received
September 27, 2016 – The most challenging aspect of running right now is…