Here we are, a good chunk of the way through summer. Some kids are heading back to school (not mine, sigh) You are almost half way through marathon training if you are doing a mid-late October marathon. 20 mile runs are popping up on the calendars.
My schedule feels kind of light, but it’s really not: 7 half marathons and 1 marathon. (OK, maybe what’s bothering me that I’ll only have a total of 10 races at the half or longer distance this year. No 15 in 2015 for me.)
Here’s my plan:
Source: Mainly Marathons
Center of the Nation Series: 6 half marathons in 6 states in 6 days at the beginning of September. This is another of the Mainly Marathon Series and I can’t wait to add North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Montana, and Wyoming to my competed states list. Even better, I will run my 40th AND my 45th half marathons during this series.
Runner’s World Half and Festival. I’ve been invited to participate and at this point I’m planning to run the trail race, the 5k and 10k (five and dime), and the half marathon (hat trick). Yes, I know – that’s 26.2 miles the weekend before I run 26.2 miles. I never claimed to be entirely sane.
Marine Corps Marathon. I couldn’t resist the round number, so I’ll be running the 40th MCM this fall. I ran it in 2008 and it’s an awesome race, but I had completely forgotten how much I dislike heavy training during the summer. It’ll be a while before I make that mistake again. ;o)
That’s it. I feel like there should be more. Anyone want to take any bets on me caving and running another race between CON and Runner’s World?
How about you? Got one A race and some smaller races or do you have multiple big deal races on your calendar for the year?