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Monday, May 24, 2010

MBE: Summer Plans

Monday Brain Exchange is sponsored by Jill, who blogs at Finishing Is Winning.

Topic: Summer Racing

Question: What are your summer race plans? Are you trying anything new this year? What race are you looking most forward to?

To be honest, I've been feeling kind of "blah."  Now that I've reached my sub-6 hour marathon goal and won't be reaching for a new goal for 26.2 for another year or so...  And now that I've reached what I consider to be a near-unbreakable PR for my half marathon at Lehigh Valley...  I'm kind of blah.  Blah.  Summer blahs.  I don't really know what to do with myself, running-wise.  But, here's what's on tap:

July:  Pikesville 5K.  This is the only race that I've run every single year since I started running in 2005.  This will be my 6th Pikesville 5K.  However, I don't intend to race it.  It's a hilly course and usually hot, and it occurs on a weekend that's not great for me to be trying to PR in such a short distance.  Am I the only one who hates 5Ks because they're too short and too fast?  However, my running group is doing it, so I'll run it at a "reasonable" pace and cheer on my peeps.

August: Annapolis Ten Miler.  I set a PR there last year, finally breaking the PR that I set with my first A-10 in 2006.  This will be my 5th year running this one, and it is one of my absolute favorite races, especially since it goes through my hometown of Annapolis.  It's hot, it's hilly, it's tough, and I wear my premiums proudly.  Of all of my upcoming races, this is the one I'm looking forward to the most.  I don't expect a new PR there, but we'll see how the weather is, because that can always change things.  Come to think of it, I better start my hill training now.

I guess those are my only two races that I'm doing this year that are truly during the summer.  I usually do a 10K in June, but this year it was moved to September.  No other plans, although I will be doing a lot of scuba this summer...  more on that later.

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onelittletrigirl said...

I have heard good things about that 10-miler. A friend of mine is doing it this year.

Hope you like the cue up for next week :)

Lacey Nicole said...

i love that you have a focus for both july and august!! it will make it easy for you to train for each of the races. good luck!!!! and a hilly 10-mile course sounds super challenging!!!!!!!!

Jen said...

I'm going to do A10, too. Will actually be my first year for it.

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