I love racing. I like big races and small races. I feed off the crowd’s at the big-time ones and the challenge of pushing yourself at the smaller ones. It’s one of my favorite things about running, and keeps me pushing towards getting fitter and faster and reaching tougher goals.
In 2013, I want to race smart though. Seven races in seven weeks at one point last year where I ran my hardest in most of them might not have been the smartest idea. Adding a marathon to my schedule a month and a half out from race day was another one of my not so bright moves. My break from running as I recovered from an overuse injury in 2012 has left me hungry for all the races I can sign up for, but to make sure I don’t overdo it, I’m only planning two goal races for this year. I know I’d go crazy only having two races on the schedule so I have a handful of others I’m planning to run for fun as training runs.
2013 Race Calendar
February 10 – Love the Run You’re With 5k
March 9 – Four Courts Four Miler
April 7 – Cherry Blossom 10 Miler
*April 28 – Nike Women’s D.C. Half Marathon*
July 27 – Crystal City Twilighter 5k
*October 27 – Marine Corps Marathon*
December 8 – Jingle All the Way 8k
Now it’s time to get running to get ready for all these races! Let me know what your race plans are this year, and if you have any big race goals!