Wow, how is it already the end of summer? I can’t wait to close out this summer in Virginia Beach, and run my third half marathon on Sunday. While I’ve spent the summer mentally and physically preparing for Sunday’s race, I’ve also been working on my fall race calendar.
I shared last month that my big fall race will not be a half marathon, but rather a ten miler. My other fall races will be shorter distances – a combination of 5ks and 10ks. I’m looking forward to working on continuing to increase my speed, and hopefully this coming winter will start to train for a spring half marathon. (And no, I haven’t decided what race that will be yet!)
I’m looking forward to running some new races this fall, as well as revisiting a couple of favorites that I also ran last year.
I will be running this race just six days after running Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach, so its very likely that I will be jogging more of this race than running it. I ran this race last year, and it was such a meaningful race experience that I wanted to make sure that I ran it again this year, even if that means that I walk a good amount of it.
To say I’m excited about this race is an understatement. After running the Dulles Day 5k last year (there wasn’t a 10k option for last year’s race), I knew immediately upon finishing that this race was going onto my 2014 race calendar. Because its a flat course, I’ll be pushing myself to set a new PR at this race.
This race is just one week after the Dulles Day 10k. Neither Preston or I have run this race before, but we’ve heard fabulous things about this race from several people, and are very eager to give this race a try ourselves.
With this being my big fall race, my training after Virginia Beach will be geared towards preparing me for this race. After having volunteered last year, I cannot wait to run this race this year and participate in the 30th anniversary of this landmark DC race.
Preston and I ran this race last year, mainly because the main beneficiary of this race is Team RWB, the veteran’s organization that both Preston and I belong to. It’ll be nice to close out the fall race season with a race on an easy course that I’m already familiar with.
In case you haven’t been keeping track or haven’t checked out my 2014 Race Recaps page recently, these five races will complete my mission to cross the finish line of 14 races this year! I cannot wait to celebrate this accomplishment!
QOTD: What races are you looking forward to running this fall?
As always, thank you to the DC Trifecta Bloggers (Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, Mar from Mar on the Run, and Cynthia from You Signed Up For What?!) for hosting the weekly Friday Five Link Up. Be sure to check out their posts as well!