This week's topic: Fall racing schedule
Since I've been so burnt out on running, I don't have very many upcoming races on the calendar. Here's what's on the list:
Fort2Base Nautical 10-Miler (August 23)
I have heard nothing but great things about this race. The 10 nautical mile distance (which translates to approximately 11.5 miles) is unique. It falls perfectly in line with my favorite distance range (anywhere between 15K to a half marathon). I also love the military theme.
|I stole this picture from Kelly's 2013 race recap|
Hub City Half Marathon (September 13)
Many thanks go out to Erica and Hometown Happenings for the free entry to this race! This is an inaugural event taking place in Crown Point, Indiana.
|The Old Lake County Courthouse in Crown Point|
PNC YMCA Turkey Trot (November 26)
This race has become an annual tradition. This will be my fourth consecutive year running.
Last year, I ran the Collins-Wardle Double Gobble (a 5K immediately followed by a 5-miler) and received this cool mug:
I am on the fence about whether to do the Double Gobble again this year. If not, I would just run the 5-miler.
Rock N Roll San Antonio (December 6)
This race was not originally on my radar screen. I needed to find a third race to complete my Rock N Roll 3-Pack Tour Pass. RnR San Antonio ended up being the only one that worked on the calendar. It's a good thing, too, because this is the last Rock N Roll offering for 2015!
I've never been to San Antonio so I am happy to check it out via this race. I am also very excited to eat some good local food!
|Running past the Alamo|
Under consideration (in order of most realistic to least realistic):
1. Prairie State Half Marathon (Oct 10)
Kim and I have run a half marathon together every year for the past three years and want to keep the streak going. The last two years we've run Prairie State and are talking about another showing. I think it's a very strong possibility, especially given its affordable cost and convenient timing/location.
|Kim and I at the Prairie State finish line in 2013 and 2014|
2. 5K PR attempts
I haven't run any 5Ks this year. Upon further reflection, this is not surprising given how much I dislike 5Ks. But it would be good to once again try to best my 5K PR from well over a decade ago. I'm currently looking at:
- The Lung Run 5K on September 19 (which would also help Anne's fundraising drive). The caveat to this is that I will have run the Hub City Half the weekend before, so my legs will probably not be at their best.
- The Super Bears Shuffle 5K on September 10. Admittedly, this would be a really long shot for a PR attempt since it's much more a festive family race than a runner's race. But I do enjoy evening races, and I like the race shirt and the medal.
I'm headed to Traverse City over Labor Day; St. Louis in late September for a Steelers game; and Savannah over Halloween weekend for my cousin's wedding. It would be fun to run races at any or all of those destinations. Unfortunately, time is very limited so none of these are realistic considerations.
Your turn! Please tell me what races you've got upcoming this fall!