6:00 AM: 4-Mile Run – COMPLETED
Okay, so this post has been in queue now for 3-days. Yes, THREE long days. I haven’t had a chance to post much because it’s been super busy at work and after as well. I’m making another attempt to get this out before my day gets crazy.
So far, I’m registered for three races this year. I’m still researching some races that will lead up to both this Spring and my Fall marathon. Here’s what I have thus far:
1. KeyBank Vermont City Marathon: I paid $80.00 for this race (but really $160. I paid for my sister’s marathon also as a Christmas gift). It’s going to be a fun race since I’ll be running with a bunch of friends. My girlfriend, Courtney, grew up in Vermont, so we’ll be staying with her. Saving some money is a good thing!
2. Boilermaker 15k: I’m heading to Utica.
My girlfriend lives out here and will be having a baby girl this April. My one girlfriend will be coming along with Lili and I and we’re trying to get another friend of ours to come for an all girls trip. How much fun would that be. Also, Lili will be 1!!! Crazy.
I registered for the 15k. It will actually be my FIRST 15k ever. I was supposed to run one in December 2010, but I was 12-weeks pregnant and vomiting. I’ve heard that this race is pretty big. The cap it at 14,000 for the 15k and 4,000 for the 5k. It’s pretty popular. Here’s the thing, I hate racing in the summer. I mean, HATE it. My finishing time is terrible. Maybe it’s all in my head?!? Who knows.
3. NYC ING 2012 Marathon: So, I’m finally in and I’m also $266.00 poorer. Yes, this race is way too expensive so you better believe that it’s my FIRST and LAST NYC race, unless I’m racing it for no registration fee. It’s ridiculous if you ask me, but if it’s the only time I’ll be guaranteed in, then I better run it now. Who knows, maybe in a decade they’ll make this race a “qualifying” race. Either that or it’ll cost $500.
The one thing about this race I probably won’t like is that it falls on Daylight Savings. So even though you have an extra hour of sleep, I feel like it messes you up. I guess we’ll see in November.
I’m pleased with my racing schedule thus far, but I’m still looking for races in between to go with my training. Any suggestions? FYI, I prefer races on the east coast, preferably NJ, NYC, Philly, Boston (though it’s too cold for winter/spring races), Rhode Island, Maryland, D.C. I think those are all drivable for the family.