- 2 5Ks
- 2 4-Milers
- 2 5-Milers
- 9 Half Marathons
There are two 4-milers. UPCC is beautiful...the only time you can actually run ON a golf course. Its about 70% grass/trail and 30% paved, by my recollection. The spread afterwards is gorgeous...really classy. The other 4-miler is the Ringling Bridge. Its an intimidating bridge, but its a great little race to judge your "hill" stamina, and its a great predecessor for the Sarasota Half since it runs the same bridge.
The two 5-milers are put on by Bradenton Runners Club, and extremely well done. The Turkey Trot one is no-fee (bring food to share and donate) and timed. Amazingly organized for a free race...I would seriously pay for this one if I needed to. The Manatee River Run is their annual fundraiser.
The one 10-miler I want to do (Tower of Terror 10k in September)...just don't think it will be possible. Joe may be at Oktoberfest this year for a big boy's trip (mind you, its with my brothers and father). While I can appreciate the idea of a boy's-only vacation, I must say that I'm a tad jealous that he gets to go to Germany before me.
The half marathons are aplenty, but pretty well spaced out (except January-March). That is going to be hectic, but at least there are only two back-to-back weekends. So, as long as I stay healthy, I can do them. As for the summer, maybe I should try a mud run or two? Just to keep busy!
- 9/3/12 Canes Classic 5k*
- TBD University Park Country Club 4-Miler*
- 9/29/12 Tower of Terror 10 Miler – may have major schedule conflict
- 10/28/12 Florida Halloween Halfathon
- 11/18/12 Women’s Running Half Marathon
- 11/22/12 BRC Turkey Trot 5-Miler (my club)*
- 12/9/12 Florida Holiday Halfathon
- 12/31/12 BRC Manatee River Run 5-Miler*
- TBD Ringling Bridge 4-Miler*
- 1/20/13 Disney Tinkerbell Half Marathon or Clearwater Halfathon
- 1/27/13 ING Miami Half
- 2/10/13 St Petesrburg Rock-n-Roll*
- 2/24/13 Disney Princess Half Marathon*
- 3/17/13 Sarasota Half Marathon* or Florida Beach Halfathon*
- TBD Robinson Preserve 5k*
- TBD Iron Girl Half Marathon*
The biggest obstacle I have is knowing how to train once racing season begins. I completely get how to train for a half marathon...knowing what I have to do and why. But, once race season starts, how should I handle those weeks in between races? Over the summer, I really need to nail down that part. I "get" what I need to analyze...I just need to analyze it!
So, am I going to kill myself in the process? I hope not! I just need to be smart and diligent, so the schedule keeps me from injury and keeps my family sane!