Last time I trained for a marathon, I stopped racing and only did the marathon. I found that I really missed getting out there and pushing myself in a way that I never seem to do with “just” speedwork. This time, I have quite a number of races on the schedule. I’ve even registered for most of them. Without further ado, here’s where you’ll find me this year!
Capital Hospice 12K (Arlington VA)
Conveniently, I’m scheduled to run a 7 mile tempo that day.
Guaranteed PR (new distance for me)
Jack Daniels, Missy, and a new state (TN)
What’s not to love?
I’ll be running the quarter marathon, which appears to be slightly longer than a 1ok.
New PR guaranteed?
If I ever actually push the register button, I’ll get to meet RunningLaur
and get a new state (PA).
Still tentative on this one, but it would be a new state (KY)
Soldotna Unity Run (Soldotna ALASKA!)
10 miles with my dad AND a new state!
Assuming it doesn’t sell out too soon.
Pacers Clarendon Day 10K (Arlington, VA)
This is one of my favorite local races. Fast downhill course near home
(even better now that you don’t have to run back up the hill LOL)
Army Ten Miler (Arlington, VA)
Yeah, I swore I’d never run it again, but my dad wants to, so I’ll be there again.
I’ll likely be throwing in a couple more random races – a few 5ks (definitely the local Turkey Trot) and maybe an 8k, but I still have some “unknowns” I need to work out. And if I run the three above mentioned Pacers races, I get a special “Orange Line” medal. Woot!