This weekend, I will be running the Leesburg 20K – a race I had heard about a few months back, but just decided to commit to, since it fits pretty well in my base-building/marathon training. I’ve never raced a 20K before either, so I am looking forward to a new automatic PR
Besides that race, I realized that I have not spoken / posted much about how the rest of 2012 is shaping, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to do so:
Pepsi 10K – 9/15/12 – this is a local race that benefits the Special Olympics – I haven’t run a 10K race since October 2010 and though I am in better running shape now, it’s doubtful I will PR due to the course elevation (the PR happened in DC at Haines Point – beyond flat). Still, should be a great race and I look forward to it.
Stonewall Jackson 20-miler – 10/6/12 – I ran this last year and LOVED it – takes place in Fredericksburg and is low-key and awesome. The only problem is that I will need to switch out long-run coordination with my Marathon training group because I am supposed to set up that weekend – hope I can get that taken care of because this race is one of my favorites.
Wine and Dine Half Marathon – 11/10/12 – This is hubby’s first race and I am running it with him! So excited to A) Run at Night, B) Be back in Orlando during Food and Wine Festival C) See all my pals from my Disney days!!
Note: I am also contemplating registering for the Jingle Jungle 5K because, c’mon, how often do you get to run through Disney’s Animal Kingdom?
Three Bridges Marathon – 12/2/12 – the big bad Boston Attempt #2 race. We shall see how this goes…
I am pretty excited about how everything’s fitting into place and I continue to exercise caution in this training cycle, as injuries are “not welcome to this party” as Jillian Michaels might say.
What’s the rest of your 2012 look like, race-wise? Do we have any overlaps?