Erika from MCM Mama Runs, Marcia from Marcia's Healthy Slice and Patty from No-Guilt Life.This week's topic is Spring races-here you go!
I have a lot on the calendar and then a potential long break for the Summer:
- 2016 LA Marathon
- 2016 Glass Slipper Challenge (10k + Half)
- 2016 Coaster Run 10k
- 2016 Pacific Half Marathon
- 2016 Carlsbad All Day 20k
- 2016 Santa Anita Derby 5k
- 2016 Star Wars:Dark Side 5k
- 2016 Dark Side Challenge (10k + Half)
- 2016 Tinkerbell 5k
- 2016 Pixie Challenge (10k + Half)
- 2016 RnR San Diego Remix (5k+ Half Marathon)
- potential half marathon PR??
The LA marathon is a just over 2 weeks away and I am already getting nervous. This is my third time running and I am really hoping for a sub-5 marathon and a new PR! It is my only marathon for the year so I want to do well!
Glass Slipper challenge the next week will be a nice recovery weekend-I do not plan on speeding through but plan on stopping for a lot of pics and my costumes are almost done!
I have been wanting to do the Coaster Run for awhile so I figured why not now? I am not sure this will be a PR as I have an All Day Running Clinic the day before but who knows!
Pacific Half marathon will be a beautiful half marathon but the elevation is a bit all over the place. I plan on running it as strong as possible but if the elevation is super taxing, then I won't push the pace.
Carlsbad All Day 20k will be a very unique experience and should be super fun. It will also serve as my taper for Dark Side. Since I will be running 4 5ks, my plan is to use the first one as a warm up. The second one a bit faster. The 3rd one (my age group) as a PR attempt and the last race as a cool down. We will see how it goes!
The next weekend is the Santa Anita Derby 5k as I loved this race last year. It should be fun and I will base my performance on how the 20k went the week before.
Star Wars Dark Side: all 3 races. My costumes are coming together nicely and I am SO excited to see how this will go. I think it will have great photo opps but the weather may be difficult. This will serve as my taper for Tinkerbell.
Even though Tinkerbell Half Marathon weekend is pretty close, I have a lot due in school before then so I will be busy busy busy!! I am beyond excited to try out the 5k (the only one that starts in the park!) and also run the half! I will be a Perfect Pixie when I finish!! My first legacy race :0)
and finally the RnR San Diego. I will run the 5k the day before as a warm up (and it should also be on part of the course so I can get a feel for it) and then try and PR the half. They have a new course coming so I will need to study the elevation but I definitely will be trying my best.
I may throw a random local race in there but will keep the summer mostly to just training as I will be defending my dissertation proposal, along with taking 2 summer classes and traveling like crazy (SD for RnR, Texas end of May and beginning of July, NYC in May) so I will be busy and stay busy. Once August hits, I won't have class anymore!! AHHH! just dissertation!
So that is all I have now. How about you? What are your Spring race plans?