I know January is already nearly over and it's about time that I worked on my 2015 race schedule. But to be honest, I'm enjoying my laid back approach to running (and racing) this year. While I'll be back for some repeat races, I'm really excited about some new races this year. So what bibs will I be donning on my tech shirts? Let's see...
Glass Slipper Challenge at Walt Disney World, Feb 2015 - Registered!
I've already mentioned why I'm looking forward to this race weekend. I have 4 more weeks of training and a few long runs ahead of me. I don't have any PR dreams for these races although I may try to run "fast" in the 10k.
Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon in Washington DC, March 2015 - Registered!
I love running in DC for the sights and the patriotic camaraderie. I'm debating adding the 5k on Saturday so I can get the remix challenge medal, but I'm not 100% certain on that yet. I'm using this race as one of my 3 Tour Pass races.
Cherry Blossom 10 Miler in Washington, DC, April 2015 - Debating!
I have a guaranteed race entry after volunteering at last year's race but I'm really on the fence. I've heard really mixed reviews on this race and more negative ones than positive ones.
BAA 5k in Boston, April 2015 - Planning to register!
While I won't be toeing the starting line in Hopkinton on the 20th, I'm hoping to get to experience a slice of the Boston Marathon racing experience during marathon weekend.
Pixie Dust Challenge in Anaheim, CA, May 2015 - Registered!
Mom and I are celebrating Mother's Day in the most perfect way - a new race challenge in Disneyland! I'm debating making one of these races a PR attempt. I figure I'll have enough time to get some endurance and some speed work under my belt.
Now...here's when the fun begins. After May, I have nothing, zippy, zilch, nada, on my race calendar! And as a Rock 'n' Blogger with the Rock 'n' Roll race series, I have two additional races to round out my Tour Pass. I'm considering:
- Chicago in July (so I can see my buddy Cyanne)
- Virginia Beach in September, but I've done this before and it's hot as hades!
- Vegas in November because....Vegas!
- San Antonio in December as a good excuse to go visit some dear friends who moved to the lone star state
And as for other races that are on my short list:
- Army 10 miler in October
- Navy-Air Force Half Marathon in September
What would you recommend? I have a two hour delay this morning so I look forward to your good ideas...and perhaps a few races that I can register for while I'm leisurely sipping my coffee and enjoying the flurries!