Thursday, April 8, 2010

2010 Racing Prospectus

I'm having trouble focusing today because I've a got a bit of a bitch behind the eyes, and it's not even drinking related. The springtime cold has me on the ropes. I feel warm and achy, and my throat hurts. The Alka-Seltzer Plus cold medicine has done little, but I'm going to take some more of it just because. Plop, plop, fizz, fizz.

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:
Other possible races: Bill Heideman Cross Country Series, Aug. 6, 13, 20 (5-K); AkRun 5-K and Pub Crawl, Aug. 29 (starts at noon to allow time to recover from Buckeye Half); yet-to-be-named 15-K or 10-mile race.

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?

10 comments:

southofthecliff said...

More booze, I'd assume.

I'm getting whacked with allergies right now. Stupid trees.

Jess said...

I'm suffering today from a drippy nose too. Not sure if it's a cold or allergies though -- I just have the snot faucet, nothing else.

That looks like a promising race calendar! I think the Pub Crawl, no matter the decided distance, should for sure be added!

Jamoosh said...

Dude, man up - suck down some NyQuil - and stop whining.

misszippy said...

Sorry you feel so miserable. Where is the buckeye 1/2?

Ms. V. said...

I'm thinking of doing Akron. Seriously.

X-Country2 said...

Sounds like a great list. Good luck!

Sun Runner said...

No Cleveland Half? I'm doing it this year with my dad and I was kinda hoping I'd run into you there.

Nitmos said...

Nice schedule. I see PR's all around...once you start hitting your planned runs of course.

BrianFlash said...

Good build to that marathon. No reason you can't get the grand slam - PRs in all five races!

Roisin said...

Cool...and it IS nice that they worked out in distance/date order. I might have to think about the Akron Marathon.