This week’s topic is: Fall Race Plans
For the first time in recent years that I have been healthy, I am NOT running a Half Marathon!
Yes, I thought about it … a lot…but it is hard to train in the hot weather and I am busy with boating on the weekends. So I decided to skip it this fall.
Instead, I am running for enjoyment and doing short races except for two longer ones:
- The Perfect 10 miler on Oct 26.
It is a new race for me and supposedly flat. I am going to combine it with a visit to a former college roommate in New Jersey. The race is all-women and in addition to a medal, you get a hoodie.
- The Stockadeathon 15K on Nov. 9.
This race is the oldest 15k in the country. I’ve done it twice before. It is challenging but lots of fun. This year they changed the course. I’m going to miss the big fireplace in the park to warm up. The start and finish activities will now be indoors.
Now here are some of the shorter races that I plan to run:
- Run for the Roc 5k on Sept 28.
This is a new one for me but it’s at the race track in Saratoga and sounds like fun.
- Burnt Hills Apple Run 5K on Oct 4.
This 5k was recommended to me by a runner from Conn. and her friend. I hope to see them again at the race.
- Falling Leaves 5K on Oct. 11
I ran this one several years ago and liked it. It was my first age group win, I think.
- Great Pumpkin Challenge 10k on Oct 18.
I have signed up for this race but never run it. This is the year! It takes place in Saratoga National Park which is a very pretty place to run.
- Troy Turkey Trot 10K on Nov 27.
This is the most popular race in my area. I have always avoided it because it is so crowded. The local 5k that I usually run has changed to be non-timed so I think I’ll give this one a shot this year.
These are the races that I have signed up for so far.
But you know me, I may even add a few more.