When Patty, April, and I came up with this topic for Tuesdays on the Run, I really expected that I’d have a lot of races on my calendar. After all, I ran 13 half marathons last year and 16 half marathons so far this year. One would think I’d stay true to form and run a bunch of races this fall.
I’m running Ragnar and then one Mainly Marathons race in October. I.have.nothing.else.on.the.calendar. And I’m actually ok with that. I just need a break. My mind. My body. My wallet. All of them need some down time.
So, let’s chat 2015.
I’ve got big plans again. No, I won’t be running 15 half marathons in 2015. I figure 17 in 2014 blows the whole trend anyways…
On my wish list for 2015:
- Frederick Running Festival – what can I say, I love this race. I’m trying to convince Kim that she should run it with me to get her Maryland race. I think it would be fun to do the Nut Job again…
- Zooma Annapolis – I had so.much.fun last year that I really want to go back again. I’m leaning towards the 10K this time though – all of the beautiful parts of the race and then I get to hang out longer. What’s not to love about that?
- Boilermaker 15K – Hello, race put on by a brewery! I’ve wanted to run this race for YEARS, but we just haven’t made it work. We’ve decided to do a vacation in the Finger Lakes again next year, so I will make it happen.
- And then the big one: I’m going to do 5 half marathons in 5 days again. But I’m throwing in a bigger challenge this time. I’m planning to run Center of the Nation (another Mainly Marathons series), but it’s in September. That means I have to run during the summer next year. Hmm, wonder if I can run 5 half marathons in a row, untrained… (I kid).
I’ll probably throw in a few extra local races or races that Kim convinces me to do, but those will be a bit more spur of the moment.
Tell me about your fall or 2015 racing. Do you have more on the books this fall than I do?