When its 70 degrees in the beginning of February, you start dreaming about your spring race schedule! While I’ve had some of these on the schedule for awhile (here’s looking at you Shamrock), unless you take a peek at my Race Schedule page, you’d never know what I’ve got up my sleeve!
Here’s what I’ve got coming up:
February 7, 2016 – Game Day 5k (Newport News, VA)
March 19, 2016 – Shamrock 8k (Virginia Beach, VA)
March 20, 2016 – Shamrock Half Marathon (Virginia Beach, VA)
April 2, 2016 – April Fools 7k (Atlantic City, NJ)
April 16, 2016 – ODU Big Blue 5k (Norfolk, VA)
The Game Day 5k this week is something that I’ve wanted to check out the past few years and never got around to it. I’m excited about it, as its in a city I love and has pretty awesome swag.
You may remember that I deferred my Dolphin Challenge for Shamrock until this year. I don’t feel particularly ready for it this year, but I’m not injured like I was last year. I’ve decided to employ a walk/run strategy. I’ll be walking the 8k with some of my co-workers (my work sponsors the 8k), and walk/run the half.
Just yesterday, I added the April Fools 7k to my schedule. Hollie has said nothing but good things about the race, so I decided to give it a try. My husband likes to go up to Atlantic City to go to the casinos every once and awhile, so I thought it could be a good trip for us. I also am a sucker for less traditional race distances, since I always stick with 5ks, etc. Interestingly enough, this is my first race out of the state where I live!
The ODU Big Blue 5k will be my husband’s first race, and my first time doing this particular race. I’m excited about it!
I may add one or two more before summer, but we’ll see!
How is your spring schedule shaping up? Do you ever travel for races?