I have been thinking a lot about my racing calendar for 2o10. I have a tough time figuring out the races I would like to do. Further, I have a tendency to change my mind. I mean, how can I commit to a summer race in December? It seems so far away.
So I decided to plan some races up to May 1st, and then figure our what I want to do after that. A lot will depend on my swimming. If I make enough progress with the free style, I might do the Mooseman Half Ironman on August 29th. If not, I'll do sprint triathlons and more trail races. I am thinking about the Stonecat 50 miler as a fall race, in lieu of a marathon. Will see, I am not committing to anything now.
Here are my races for the first half of 2010.
1. GAC Fat Ass trail race, January 9th.
This is a 6 mile loop that you can run as many times as you want. I am scheduled to run 15 miles @ 8:23 that day, so will probably end up running 3 loops. Chris is running a couple of loops, too. I am super excited about this "race" as I will get to see some of the Mass running blogger friends who I have not seen in a while.
2. Boston Prep 16 miler, January 24th.
I am scheduled to do a 20 miler @ 8:38 that day. My plan is to warm up for 4 easy miles, and then try to keep the 8:38 pace on this killer hilly course. If I feel good, pick it up for the last few miles.
3. Half at the Hampton's, February 21st
I am scheduled to run 18 miles @ 8:08 on that day. But, this is where I would like to qualify for New York City (need 1:37) 2011. I will probably warm up a couple of miles, run the race, and then run the rest easy later in the day.
4. Stu's 30K, March 7th
I am supposed to run 15 miles @ 7:58 that day. I will either run 3 miles easy and then 15 miles faster, OR run 15 the week before and 20 (2 warm up, 18 race) on March 7th. Will see.
5. Boston Marathon, April 19th
6. The Cape Relay, May 1st
I am not sure if this will work out, but I am committed to running this with my Runaway Moms group.
Wow, that is a lot of racing for me, although I only consider the half marathon and the Boston Marathon as races. Hopefully I'll stay healthy and able to run them all!.
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