It took me some time to finalize this, both because I was just trying to survive other big events in my life and because I wasn’t sure of the trajectory of my Spring. The plan is (almost) final now, however: for the rest of the spring and early summer, the focus is on short, fast races with the hope of running a whip fast half marathon in the fall.
May 3rd Champlain Classic 5K: I usually run the 15K here, but this year I’m tackling the 5K.
May 10th Mutt Strut: Fun with Will, Tinker and Watson
June 6th Capital City Stampede: My (former) hometown 10K
June 11th Hollis Fast 5K: The USATF 5K for the year. This is tentative because I don’t know my schedule for that week and it’s a Thursday night race. I’d love to get there and set a new PR, however.
July 4th Clarence DeMar 5K: It’s always humid and always fun. Plus, the prizes are usually edible!
Now that this is sorted out, my next step is to pick a fall half marathon. The challenge is always balancing course profile, weather and competition. Part of me wants to aim for an early fall half, leaving me time for a late fall full if things look really good. The other part of me wants to be practical about my current schedule and focus on running a great half.
What races do you have planned for Spring/Summer 2015? Anyone picked a fall marathon or half yet?