TOTR: Spring Race Plans


Since today is Tuesday, I’m linking up with these wonderful ladies:

Erika @ MCM Mama Runs, Marcia @ Marcia’s Healthy Slice and Patty @ My no-guilt life for

Today I am going to share with you my Spring Race Plans.

I mean spring will be here soon.  Although we have actually had spring temps this winter LOL

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I’ve already run in a skirt several times!!

I hope that you don’t expect me to discuss ALL my spring racing plans…

  • 3-05-17 – Treasure Coast Half Marathon (in FL) – this past weekend
  • 3-11-17 – Runnin’ of the Green (4m)
  • 3-26-17 – Shamrock Shuffle (5m)
  • 4-02-17 – Delmar Dash (5m)
  • 4-08-17 – Bacon Hill Bonanza 5k
  • 4-15-17 – Code Blue 8k
  • 4-23-17 – Lake George 5k
  • 4-30-17 – Shape Women’s Half Marathon (in NYC)

Tennis vacation in Naples, FL 5-03-17 to 5-10-17

  • 5-13-17 – Summer Smith Memorial 5k
  • 5-14-17 – Mother’s Day 5K
  • 5-18-17 – Workforce Challenge (3.5)
  • 5-21-17 – Steel Rail Half Marathon (in Adams, MA)
  • 6-03-17 – Freihofer’s Run 5k
  • 6-11-17 – Betar Byway 5k/Moreau Mile
  • 6-17-17 – Run for the Ages 5k

Here are the highlights:

Treasure Coast Half Marathon – a Race-cation in Stuart, FL – 13.1 miles, visiting with 4 non-running friends who live nearby, my first Mets spring training game (recap coming soon!)

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Delmar Dash – a local 5 miler (closest race to my house) and a popular one with the local runners

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Bacon Hill Bonanza – a very scenic and well-run 5k or 10k in the country (great post-race food).

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Shape Women’s Half Marathon – a girls weekend (so far there are 3 of us plus some STEM runners) in NYC and my first race in Central Park.

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Steel Rail Half Marathon – in Mass and on the same course as the Ramblefest Half that I ran last October. It’s flat and scenic.

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Freihofer Run for Women – I’ll join the training group again.  This is my only racing streak.  It’ll by the 10th year running this 5k race with 4,000 of my closest friends (ha ha).

Freihofer's Run for Women 5K

Betar By-way 5k/Moreau Mile – another scenic 5k and 1 mile race.

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So the scheduled topic is how do you create your race schedule.

I do race a lot and I am fortunate to have many to choose from between March and November. My only problem is that work and finances get in my way of running many destination races 😦

Here are some of the factors that I take into consideration when I make up my schedule:

  • Choose races that I’ve run before and have enjoyed
  • Choose new races that have been recommended to me
  • Choose races that are within an hour’s drive
  • Choose races that other friends are running
  • Choose destination races where I can stay with a friend (or share a hotel room)
  • Run at least 3 half marathons a year
  • In the summer, choose races that are on the way to our marina (so north)

Happy Running! What races are you looking forward to this spring? How do you create your racing schedule?

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16 thoughts on “TOTR: Spring Race Plans

  1. I love that you always have such an interesting group of races that you do each year – and I love that you do the Freihofer woman’s race every year…nice tradition. 🙂

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  2. I wish I could do Freihofers every year. We’re often not here then (usually because I’m off on a racecation).

    Even Delmar Dash is dicey this year. I haven’t signed up yet. My brother will be in & we’re supposed to work on the house. I told him it’s a bad weekend for me — and not only because of the race!

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  3. Looks like a lot of fun races on your schedule. I just started running local races last year and I discovered how much fun they can be! I look forward to running some of the same local ones ( and some new ones) and then a sprinkle in a few race-cations each year. They are usually to a destination I like to go or somewhere where there is something else going on. -M

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  4. Girl, you are one busy runner!!! I’m impressed that you already have all of that lined up. I basically fly by the seat of my running skirt, signing up a few weeks before most local races. Lately, I’ve either been injured or recovering from an injury so I’m hoping to get back out there soon.

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  5. Sounds like you’ve got some fun plans coming up! And yeah, of course we’ve had Spring like weather this Winter but my first race of the year is up this weekend and we’re going to have sub-freezing weather. I guess there really is no controlling the weather 🙂

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  6. I actually looked into scheduling “your” kind of race schedule in my area, :D, but surprisingly, I couldn’t find that many races… then again, I’m not willing to go into Seattle every weekend just to run, lol. What a great couple of months you have planned!

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