Monday, July 29, 2013

What Better Motivation Than To......

Sign up for some Fall races!!! 

Yea so this year hasn't been my year for running, well just not like I think it should be anyway. It has bummed me out but now I've gotten over it and am ready to move on! And I'm not going to let it "Bother" or "Worry" me anymore that I'm just not as good as I was last year and start focusing on the present & now. 

I really enjoy the local fall Half Marathons available in our area. I also feel as a runner it is my duty to support these local races continually so yes I usually repeat these races year after year. This year I am adding a couple of new ones.

First up is the Iron Horse Half
October 13th

 This half is held in the beautiful town of Midway, KY. I have completed this half the last two years and have been so close to being under 2 hours both years! Can I do it this year?

Next up will be the Louisville Sports Commission Half. This one is new to me so I am looking forward to it. I have been told it has a fairly different course than all of the other Louisville half's I have done so we shall see how this one goes!

Then there is the Renfro Rock'n'Run
Nov 16
This half was just announced earlier this month as part of the Rockcastle Regional County-Wide Strides which is an awesome series of monthly races sponsored by the local hospital. I am really looking forward to this one, I think it will be small and low key but it should cover some pretty scenery in my lovely state of Kentucky!

There are two more half's I want in include in that line up as well. I will more than likely sign up for them as well but at this moment I am questioning myself "Is it CRAZY to sign up and complete 5 half's in 5 weeks time?" Granted I won't be running them all for time goals mostly for support to my local state!

So what do YOU think 5 half's in 5 weeks, Is it too MUCH?
Looks like I better get to training:)


Michelle said...

I think it's possible since, as you said, you're not planning to "race" them all. I'm eyeing 3 half marathons this fall and am debating adding one more - always good to support the local races :)

Suz and Allan said...

I say go for it! It sounds like fun. I wanted to run Ironhorse this year but it didn't fit in my race schedule. I have to run a half in Kentucky sooner rather than later!