Happy Friday!! The weather is turning cooler – which means it’s Race Time here in Ohio!! Fall marathons are the bomb. Love that feeling you get midway through your training cycle when you’re endured weeks and weeks of hot sweaty humid summer runs, and then you get that first run with a chill in the air. THE BEST! Makes you feel like you’re flying. Then, a week later it snows. Well, that’s how it is here in Ohio it seems! I feel like we get two weeks to comfortably switch from shorts to capris before it’s time to bust out the tights again!
Here’s what is on my race calendar for the upcoming months…
October 1st – MacQueens Run for Your Life 10K
This race has a 5K and 10K distance. I like to run the 10K because those race distances aren’t as common as the 5Ks. However, both the 5K and the 10K get the same delicous donuts and cider at the finish line. That’s what I’m talking about people! The donuts from MacQueens are divine! (Registration fees increase after Sept 21st, so head on over here to sign up!) You also get a really nice soft shirt with this logo on it! Spooky, no?
I had a really good race there last year, so I’m hoping for a repeat performance. Given the date, it will be a good dress rehearsal/tune up race for a lot of the Fall half & full marathons.
October 15th – the Columbus half marathon
It’s the big race of the season for me!! Training is shaping up nicely. Not sure I will be going for any time goal quite yet, although a sub 2 hr is always appreciated! Other than that, not pushing the envelope, hoping for full recovery and not to start back at square one!
November 11th – Churchill’s half marathon
If all goes well in Columbus, I’ll be toeing the line a month later at this great Toledo Roadrunners race. It’s a fun point-to-point race over some hills (which may not agree with my hammies sadly…). Due to the hills this may be a slower race for me, but no worries, I have fun seeing all of my friends at this race! And did I mention it’s the 50th year for this race?? You can’t miss that! (Loved the medals and shirts last year!!!…..)
After November, I’m playing it by ear and see what’s in store for me next. More recovery? More ambitious goals?? We shall see!
Q: What is on your fall race calendar?
Q: Do you prefer fall or spring races?
Q: Do you have any planned downtime or break in your running during the year?