After my string of races this spring/early summer, I hadn’t given much thought to my race schedule for the rest of this year (with the exception of the Toronto Waterfront Marathon).
Well, all of a sudden I find myself in full-blown planning mode! I don’t know what triggered it – perhaps some chatter back and forth with Marky Mark about his own fall races, or the fact that I just signed hubby up for his first marathon later this year. (Or maybe The Happy Runner is rubbing off on me.)
Either way, here I am surfing dozens of race websites and analyzing my training schedule to see what works.
I’d like to see what I can do on a flat 10K course (my PR was set at a net downhill race).
The Island Girl would be fun because it’s all women on a unique course around Toronto Island, but it could be very hot in August and the race doesn’t start until 10:30. Road2Hope is a great time of year, but can I allow myself enough time to recover after the marathon (September 27) and still be in good shape for a strong 10K 5 weeks later?
In my mission to achieve a PR in all distances this year (5K, 10K and HM accomplished – marathon will be accomplished!), I’ll need to find a 10-miler. It looks like the best (only?) option is the Whitby Waterfront Race on November 22, but there is very little info out there.
I’ve never run a 30K race and I’d love to do the Midsummer Night’s Run on August 22. It’s a Saturday evening race, starting at 5:30 and running along part of the Waterfront Marathon route. I’d treat part of the race as a marathon pace run.
• Half Marathon
I’d love to squeeze in another half marathon as well, but so far have not found one that works.