It’s a good day in NYC. It is well above freezing. It is actually 50 degrees out here. I found it difficult but parted with my North face coat this morning. I have worn it every day for the last 4 months, so we have gotten close. If you are in the Northeast, get out there and enjoy it QUICKLY. It is not going to last. We are looking at 27 degrees for tomorrow.
BUT between the milder temperatures yesterday and today and daylight saving time, I am sure that Spring is coming! For me that means more than putting away the coat. It means that it’s time to get my race calendar in order and get serious about training. 2014 is all about the 13.1 for me. I am doing a bunch of half marathons and trying to have some fun and maybe even a PR. After training for the NYC marathon for 3 years (and finally running last year), I decided to take a break from the commitment of 15-20 mile runs on a weekly basis. Half training is definitely easier on your lifestyle and family commitments.
My first half of the season (second this year) is this weekend and I have a bunch already scheduled. I am committed to those, but not against running a few other races. I thought it best to play some of the smaller races by ear, especially the local Staten Island races. I am training with Coach Michele and hope to kick some butt this year.
- 1/26 Manhattan Half – NYC
- 3/7 Habitat for Humanity 2 Miler – Staten Island
- 3/15 Towne Bank 8K – Virginia Beach
- 3/16 Shamrock Half – Virgina Beach
- 4/26 High Rock Challenge – Staten Island
- 5/17 Brooklyn Half – Brooklyn
- 5/31 Spartan Sprint – Tuxedo, NY
- 6/22 Queens 10K – Queens, NY
- 7/12 Rugged Maniac – Englishtown, NJ
- 9/27 Hamptons Half – Hamptons, NY
- 10/12 Staten Island Half – Staten Island, NY
- 10/17 Runners World 5K – Bethlehem, PA
- 10/17 Runners World 10K – Bethlehem, PA
- 10/18 Runners World Half Marathon – Bethlehem, PA
Spring has sprung for this runner!
Do you keep a race calendar? Are you running any of the same races? Am I missing any good ones?