I typically pride myself on remaining flexible about race registrations. I like to feel ready and able to jump into an event at the last minute if it sounds interesting, fun or rewarding. But a case of goal overload leading up to the Bolder Boulder 10K and the 4.4-mile Great Chesapeake Bay Bridge Swim has led me do a bit of advance planning for my races over the next few months, so I don’t feel such a crunch to train for more than one biggie at the same time. And guess what? It’s actually pretty motivating to write some race dates on the calendar *before* the calendar fills with other obligations (Full disclosure: Yes, these dates are written in pencil.).
Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest 8K 8:45 p.m. July 16. And it’s only $31 through June 30!
Daiquiri Deck Tropical Splash 5K swim, Sarasota Fla. 7:30 a.m. Oct 1. (No race website, but you can download information here.)
Philadelphia Half Marathon. Nov. 20.
Finish the ski-patrol training I had to postpone after an ACL tear: Not a race, but certainly a commitment that will take up some physical energy in December.
Yuengling Shamrock Half Marathon. Virginia Beach, Va. March 17, 2012.
Great Chesapeake Bay Bridge Swim. June 2012.
What’s motivating you this week?