Is it Spring Yet?

I know, it’s only February 19th. But can we at least fast forward to like… April 1st? I’ve got SO many exciting races coming up and I want to RUN ALL THE RACES NOW!

Okay, that might be the coffee talking (and the fact that I just keep killing it in training, with sub 12-minute miles becoming the new norm). OR it could be the fact that my favorite running club of all time, the New York Road Runners, just opened up a slew of new spring race registrations and I kind of went on a bender yesterday.

No, for real. I registered for 4 races in one day:
Capture.JPG

And if you think that’s nuts, my original list had 7 races! I only cut back because I had to be realistic. I have the April Fools 11K on 4/2, then I’ve got my goal race (the NJ Half) on May 1, so I swore off racing in the weeks before and immediately after that. The races I committed to are all far enough out from those dates that I’m confident I’ll be able to compete at top form. Also, there were a few races where signing up would have meant 3 or more racing weekends in a row, with multiple trips to Atlantic City and NYC. As much as I want to #runalltheraces, I’ve got a bank account and a family and adult responsibilities (dammit). So for now, this will have to suffice.

In short: My spring racing calendar went from “meh” to “whoa baby!” pretty quickly. And because I’m not 100% sure of my fall racing calendar, who knows what else I might add?

All I know is I’m keeping all my fingers and toes crossed for March 8th, when the NYC Marathon Lottery drawing happens. I want into that race so bad I can taste it!

How about you – have you locked down your racing calendar yet? If you could RUN ALL THE RACES what would your ideal list be? Any bucket list races in the works? 

13 thoughts on “Is it Spring Yet?

  1. That is a beautiful looking race schedule! So far I have all jersey races on the menu, one new and three oldies but goodies: the NEW one is the River Horse 6k (April 16), NJ Half (May 1), Spring Lake 5mi (May 28th), and a July 4th firecracker 5k. I will likely add a few more 5ks in there if I feel inspired or my bank account allows. Looking forward to that Spring time weather to go with training!!!

    • Ooh those are some good NJ races! Because I’ve been so focused on getting my NYRR races in to hopefully do the 9+1 for the 2017 Marathon I feel like I may miss out on some NJ races – I’m jealous of your calendar! 🙂

  2. I’m still enjoying winter because I love this break in the heat, but I know spring will be here before I know it!

    I love when I put together a list of races and register for them ALL before I change my mind. It’s nice to have something to look forward to each month!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s