After a blistering three-miler on Tuesday, I thought I was getting off to a great start on running this week. Not so fast, says Mr. Germ. Instead of logging miles, I'm left to contemplate the running ahead.
I have yet to pick my race schedule this year, and I've already missed a couple races I wanted to run this year because of bad weather and scheduling issues. It's unlike me to get this far into the year without a race under my belt. The only thing that comes close is Razz's virtual race last month.
Without further ado, here are my racing plans for 2010, in order by distance, which is also conveniently by date:
- Tallmadge Memorial 5-K, May 31
- Jim Klett Memorial 10-K, June 19
- Davey Tree 10-K, July 3
- Buckeye Half Marathon, Aug. 29
- Akron Marathon, Sept. 25
Goals: PRs all around! That means a sub-22:29 5-K, sub-49:01 10-K, sub-1:49:09 half marathon and sub-4:04:47 marathon. The BIG GOAL, as usual, is to get under four hours at the Akron Marathon.
Training: More hills, more barefoot and near-barefoot running, more miles, more freedom, more fun and more what else?