Since today is Tuesday, I’m linking up with these wonderful ladies:
Today I am going to share with you my Spring Race Plans.
I mean spring will be here soon. Although we have actually had spring temps this winter LOL
I hope that you don’t expect me to discuss ALL my spring racing plans…
- 3-05-17 – Treasure Coast Half Marathon (in FL) – this past weekend
- 3-11-17 – Runnin’ of the Green (4m)
- 3-26-17 – Shamrock Shuffle (5m)
- 4-02-17 – Delmar Dash (5m)
- 4-08-17 – Bacon Hill Bonanza 5k
- 4-15-17 – Code Blue 8k
- 4-23-17 – Lake George 5k
- 4-30-17 – Shape Women’s Half Marathon (in NYC)
Tennis vacation in Naples, FL 5-03-17 to 5-10-17
- 5-13-17 – Summer Smith Memorial 5k
- 5-14-17 – Mother’s Day 5K
- 5-18-17 – Workforce Challenge (3.5)
- 5-21-17 – Steel Rail Half Marathon (in Adams, MA)
- 6-03-17 – Freihofer’s Run 5k
- 6-11-17 – Betar Byway 5k/Moreau Mile
- 6-17-17 – Run for the Ages 5k
Here are the highlights:
Treasure Coast Half Marathon – a Race-cation in Stuart, FL – 13.1 miles, visiting with 4 non-running friends who live nearby, my first Mets spring training game (recap coming soon!)
Delmar Dash – a local 5 miler (closest race to my house) and a popular one with the local runners
Bacon Hill Bonanza – a very scenic and well-run 5k or 10k in the country (great post-race food).
Shape Women’s Half Marathon – a girls weekend (so far there are 3 of us plus some STEM runners) in NYC and my first race in Central Park.
Steel Rail Half Marathon – in Mass and on the same course as the Ramblefest Half that I ran last October. It’s flat and scenic.
Freihofer Run for Women – I’ll join the training group again. This is my only racing streak. It’ll by the 10th year running this 5k race with 4,000 of my closest friends (ha ha).
Betar By-way 5k/Moreau Mile – another scenic 5k and 1 mile race.
So the scheduled topic is how do you create your race schedule.
I do race a lot and I am fortunate to have many to choose from between March and November. My only problem is that work and finances get in my way of running many destination races 😦
Here are some of the factors that I take into consideration when I make up my schedule:
- Choose races that I’ve run before and have enjoyed
- Choose new races that have been recommended to me
- Choose races that are within an hour’s drive
- Choose races that other friends are running
- Choose destination races where I can stay with a friend (or share a hotel room)
- Run at least 3 half marathons a year
- In the summer, choose races that are on the way to our marina (so north)
Happy Running! What races are you looking forward to this spring? How do you create your racing schedule?