Tuesday Topics: Spring Racing


Since today is Tuesday, I’m  linking up with Zenaida and Kim (Kooky Runner) and you should too.

My Topic today is: Spring Racing 2020

So what HAD I planned for this spring? (Now most are cancelled or postponed…)

Some of my Tried and True Races:

  • 03-29-20 – Shamrock Shuffle it’s a fun 5 mile local race that I have run several times. Hoping for dry weather this year.

POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

  • 04-18-20 – Helderberg to Hudson Half Marathon – It will be my 2nd time running this popular downhill local race. Most of my friends will be running it.

it hasn’t officially announced but I’m sure that it will be cancelled.

  • 05-03-20 – Tropicool 5k – I have run this one several times while on my tennis vacation in Fl. It’s a HOT one but still fun.

DATE CHANGED to when I’m not there…

  • 05-09-20 – Summer Smith Memorial 5k – This is a race I run because it is organized by Summer’s mother – Summer died of a drug overdose after her first 5k. And it’s on my BIRTHDAY!! I have to do it, right?

POSTPONED UNTIL???

  • 05-17-20 – Steel Rail Half Marathon – This will be my 2nd time for this one – It’s my current HM PR from 2017. Can I recapture some of that old speed???

still on for now…

  • 05-21-20 – Workforce Challenge – I will run this 3.5 mile crowded race to bond with some of my co-workers. Always a good time at least for the post-race eating and drinking.

I am scheduled to work in Buffalo that day…

  • 05-30-20 – Freihofer Run for Women – This is my favorite 5k – I have run it EVERY year since I started running.  And this year for the first time, I am an Ambassador. You shoild use AMBSS5 for $5 off when you sign up.

still on…for now…

  • 06-14-20 – Betar Byway 5k and Moreau Mile – It’s on the way to our boat so I usually stop off and run both of them.

this conflicts with the NYC mini weekend

Some Possible New Ones:

  • 04-03-20 – Salem April Fool’s Day RaceThis would be just for something different. Most likely the I’d run the 10k as a training run for my April half.
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CANCELLED

  • 04-26-20 – Sasha’s Super Hero RunMy friends talked me into this 5k. It’s for a good cause.
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POSTPONED to the weekend I’m in NYC for the MINI

  • 6-13-20  – NY Mini 10k – When the NYC Half Marathon got cancelled, on an impulse I signed up for this women’s only race in Central Park.
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should be on!!!!!!!!!!

So as you can see, my busy spring racing schedule is pretty bare.

Looking forward to 2021 anyone?


I’m linking up also with this new link-up:

Formerly the Running Coaches’ Corner, it’s back with new co-hosts Coach Debbie RunsRunning on HappyConfessions of a Mother RunnerMile by MileRuns with Pugs, and Fauxrunner.

Happy Running! Any exciting racing plans for spring 2020 or 2021? Which ones are you looking forward to? Do you have a lot of cancelled races? How are you are feeling about it? Please share.

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17 thoughts on “Tuesday Topics: Spring Racing

  1. It’s not the end of the world with so many race cancelations, but it sure is a bummer! I hope you get to do some, especially the Freihofer. Heck, I’d like to do that one!

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  2. I actually don’t have any Spring races planned, but I guess maybe that’s a good thing considering the current state of affairs. I hope that you’ll able to do some of those races. I really hope that things will start to get back to “normal” within a few weeks and not months.

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    • Yes I hope it will be sooner than later. I’m stir crazy at home after only ONE day.

      You are lucky to not have paid for any spring races. Though I was in pain, now I am glad that I ran those two halfs in Jan & Feb.

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  3. My remaining March races were both cancelled (not postponed) yesterday…and I was expecting that to happen anyways. I have a couple of late April 13.1’s that are still on…for the moment. Also a team relay (mid-May) and my favorite summer race (DAM to DSM) is May 30th…crossing my fingers on those as well.

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  4. I have a feeling Freihofers may have to postpone, but we shall see. I was considering Icebreaker — hadn’t heard about it, but I would be really surprised if it isn’t cancelled. Good thing we didn’t do my Dad’s burial in April, too!

    I think even my half in June could be on the chopping block, but again, time will tell.

    I have had no vacations in a very long time, but it is what it is and this too shall pass.

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    • There’s nothing we can do…I have to work from home and you know how I HATE to stay at home…oh well. There are worse things like being sick.

      As I said, I will run and train and do them virtually if I have to. Though I’m not sure others have the same mojo.

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