Wednesday, January 6, 2010

2010 First Quarter Race Schedule

We interrupt your regularly scheduled program "A look back" to bring you breaking news in the running department. Ok so maybe it's not really breaking news but we just created the plan so I guess technically it kinda is breaking news to us at least:)

I was getting so antsy reading all you bloggy buddies' race schedules that I decided to sit down with Rich and create my/our own. I know I won't be setting any PRs but I miss running races and having running goals, and he wants to get in a spring half marathon so here's what we're looking at so far. Oh, and also we have the ultimate goal of racing in every state, not a marathon but just any old race from a one miler on up so we took that into consideration as well.


1. 1/9: Ocean Isle Beach 5K in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina will cross NC off our list. There is also a half marathon but we will be sticking with the 5K this time. It's pretty short notice since it's this weekend, but we are both off work luckily. It's about a 2-3 hour one way drive so we'll have to get an early start Saturday morning. I'm excited to have a race this weekend! (even if I will likely be walking some of it)

2. 1/30 Charlie Post Classic 15K/5K on Sullivan's Island which is just about 10 minutes from our house. I ran the 15k as a training run for the Myrtle Beach half back in 2007, and at the time it was my longest run ever so I have some great memories associated with it. Rich ran it last year and got a PR but I had to work so I missed out. I'm not sure if I'll be able to handle 15k, even with lots and lots of walking, so I may just do the 5K...although I really really want to do the 15k. We'll see how the next few weeks go and I'll decide right before the race.


3. 2/20 8K for H2O on Folly Beach, one of our favorite beaches in Charleston. I don't think the race is actually on the beach, but that would be pretty sweet. Forget what I said about no PRs this year...I WILL PR if I complete this race because it'll be my first ever 8K. Woo!

4. 2/27 Race for Preservation 10K/5K in downtown Savannah will cross Georgia off the list. Savannah is a really pretty city and I'm looking forward to running through some of it's historic areas.

5. 3/17 Catch the Leprechaun 5K should be a fun one, with Irish music and a post race party. I love St. Patrick's Day because it means it's almost officially SPRING so I'm really looking forward to this one!


6. 4/10 Charlotte Racefest Half Marathon and 10K will be the focus of Rich's training over the next few months because he wants to race the half. I would love to do the half but will be well into my 3rd trimester by then so I think I'll be doing good to finish the 10K.

Well that wraps it up: 6 races over the next 4 months is our goal and hopefully we'll be able to participate in all of them. I got in a good 3 miler last night so I'm hopeful I'll be able to run the whole 5k Saturday and not have to take any walk breaks!

Happy Wednesday!!


Mama said...

Those look like some good races! I still have most of the southern part of the east coast to hit, but i'm saving those for times when we can't go a long ways.

I'm just impressed at all of you who've continued running while pregnant. I did the elliptical and rode the stationary bike with my first, but I gave up running almost immediately.

MCM Mama

kristen said...

my goodness, your going to be a busy little preggo!! Good for you. They all sound awesome.

Anonymous said...

I'm impressed that you're running while pregnant! Great job lady!

Let us know if you do a race in Arkansas! :)

GeorgiaSnail said...

I will be running the Race for Preservation 10K!!! It is a fairly new event, kinda small but the course is fantastic! Welcome to my hometown!!!

Carolina John said...

Good luck this weekend! ocean isle is a great place to run. of course, so is the folly beach race. and you can't beat savannah. i'm racing there in feb (well, tybee island actually).

kilax said...

Fun! It would be great to do a race each month.

joyRuN said...

You're GOOD! I took advantage of being preggo to sit around & do nothing :)

Savannah sounds like a lot of fun - I've always wanted to visit there.

Anonymous said...

Fun races! I wish I had known you were going to be racing in NC this weekend. I would have made plans to head over too. Best of luck with everything. Let me know next time you are in NC.

lindsay said...

Great variety of races! I may need to hire you to plan my schedule, haha. Ocean isle: went there every summer growing up! Folly beach: I love that place too. Prob my fav charleston beach. Or tied with IOP anyway :)

Robin said...

What a FULL! I'm still deciding what I'd like to run this year, with only the Disney Princess Half on my current schedule (March 7th). One of my goals is to run in each of the states, too!

Glad you'll be running with the Turtle blog group this year! Looking forward to getting to know you! :-)

Hugs from Orlando!