On Sunday I crossed the finish line of my spring redemption race, the Loudoun Half Marathon. I’m still working on putting my recap together and searching through the over 7,500 photos that were taken at the race to find decent ones of myself. Although I didn’t PR (I was about 20 seconds off from doing so), I know that I put forth my best effort on Sunday and gave the race my all. I walked away from the race feeling much better about what I was able to accomplish on the course than I had when I crossed the finish line of Rock ‘n’ Roll DC last month. Redemption was achieved.
So what’s next on the calendar for me? I have two more races this Spring:
May 29th – Ringing in Hope 10k – Ashburn, VA
I ran this race last year, and my current 10k PR is from last year’s race. I’d like to see if I can push myself to set a new PR at this year’s race.
June 3rd – ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon – Annapolis, MD
I also ran this race last year, and can’t wait for another fun weekend of running again this year. Although ZOOMA was a goal race for me last year, I’ll be running this race completely for fun this year. I plan to take it easy on the training front between now and race day, other than pushing myself to hopefully PR at Ringing in Hope. With my marathon training starting the week after ZOOMA, I’d like to give myself both a physical and a mental break from being “in training.” My current thinking is to reduce my running from three days per week to one to two days, which will not only give me a break but will also allow me to focus more of my time on cross and strength training.
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The only other race that I’m currently registered for is the Chicago Marathon on October 8th. After ZOOMA Annapolis, my focus will be on training for Chicago. I plan to run several races as part of my training, but haven’t solidified which races I’ll be running yet.
QOTD: Which race(s) are next on your calendar?
Thanks to Deb for hosting the Race Linkup. Be sure to check out her post for more race ideas.