Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Fall Race Plans

There are so many races that take place in the fall, how do you choose?

For me, I know I'll be doing our local Harvest race with my dad because it's become a tradition. That of course is coming up here in September.  I of course will want to do a "bigger" race as well.  Last year I ran Disney's Wine and Dine race as my big fall race.

Since completing the goal of running all the Disney races, I've set a goal to run some bigger city races.  I started that goal off this year by running the NYC Half and have made a mental list of some other "city" races I'll want to do in the coming years.  I thought Baltimore would be a good one to put on that list.

The Baltimore Running Festival is coming up in October and there are are a variety of races to choose from.  I MAY do another marathon at some point but now is not that point so I got together with some running friends you may know (Ana, Heather, and Megan) and we are going to do the Marathon Relay!  Our team name is East Coast Bloggers!  Even though our team is complete, there may be some others that will come down to run one of the races.

Of course there may be a few local 5K's that I might throw in the mix this fall but Baltimore is what I am most excited for and what I am training for.  I love the relay because I know that I am part of a team and that keeps me accountable! They are depending on me so I better get my butt out there and get in gear.  If I don't train properly, it's not just my race that suffers, it's theirs too!  But I know my team mates are really great and any of them would be happy to pick up the pace if any one of us was struggling.  Of course I would do the same.

When I ran the NYC Half earlier this year I documented all my runs and then it was fun to look back over them and remember each one. I am hoping to do the same as I train for Baltimore!

What race are you looking forward to this fall?
If you'll be in the area for any of the Running Festival, let us know! -M



21 comments:

  1. Its so exciting that you will be running the relay! Im glad I didnt agree to run because I never would have been in decent shape. I also realized i may be away for a work conference that weekend. But if not, I'll definitely try to come cheer you guys on!

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    1. I'm sorry you aren't going to be able to run the half this year like you were hoping.

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  2. The relay sounds so fun! I hope you do share your training..I love following along :)

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    1. Aww thanks Gretchen! I enjoyed having those posts/pics to look back on!

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  3. I'm looking forward to running the relay with you ladies! :)

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  4. I hear the Baltimore weekend is great. I've never done any of them and I live so close.

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    1. There is still time to sign up for one of the races!

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  5. Ooh, that Baltimore race sounds fun!! It's too hot here (broken record, I know) for fall races; I think my next race will be our local Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving day! And then, the Houston half marathon in January. We have a short racing season in south Texas.

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    1. Yea, sounds too warm for anything longer than a 5K!

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  6. I'm really excited about my fall races. I'm running Hot Chocolate in Chicago in October, RnR Las Vegas in November, and back to Panama City Beach in December!

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  7. Baltimore is going to be awesome!! I'm excited to run a new city with awesome friends!!

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  8. I love you do all these traveling races. My hero

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  9. Marathon Relay sounds like so much fun!!! I'd love to do a relay someday.

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  10. I have RnR Vegas in November, but I'm thinking about a 5k in December just to keep active during the holiday season. I was thinking the Colder Boulder but it's Dec. 2 and may be too soon after Vegas. I'll have to see what else is going on.

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  11. Sounds like a good plan! I need to find a good fall race!

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  12. I've heard nothing but great things about Baltimore, and running a relay will certainly make for a very memorable race experience. I cannot wait to read all about it!

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  13. We're thinking about signing up for Baltimore!! (Last minute thing, clearly, haha). It really does sound like a great race, and I bet it will be so fun to do as a relay! If we decide to do it, hope to see you there!

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