1. Did you see they announced RNR Brooklyn?!
October 10. On my calendar. Three weeks before NYCM. (Iâ€™m thinking this will either be part of a 20/22 or Iâ€™ll do one last 20/22 the week after and do a two-week taper. Weâ€™ll see where my fitness is in seven months.)Â
I already took a look at the course map, and, well, it involves a lot of out-and-backs, which Iâ€™m not crazy about, but I am crazy about most any NYC race. So, thereâ€™s that. It will be an awesome way to psyche myself up for NYCM. (Like I will need any help with that.)
2. RNR DC
Yeahâ€¦thatâ€™s the plan.
While I started running much more regularly this winter than I did last year, in no way did I nail my training. Or anywhere close. Work has been a priority and the weather has sucked, and running in the cold/snow are about as fun to me as running on the treadmill. Though I did a bunch of treadmill runs, I finally hit a point last week where I could. not. any more. So, thereâ€™s no PR happening in DC this weekend. But Iâ€™m really going to challenge myself to not just â€œrun for funâ€ like Iâ€™ve been doing with so many races in the past year or so, and give it the best effort I have that day. Even if it rains. Even if it is that time of the month. (The likelihood of both of those things is near 100%. Ideal race conditions!)(Also, I need to coordinate my race calendar better with my cycle.)
Are you running a race this weekend? What races are you looking forward to?Â