Since I posted my race schedule last I’ve added three more races into entry fee paid category. I paid for races in June, July & August.
I’ve signed up for the Courage Run in Granite Bay for June, The Moonlight Run in Davis for July and The Froyo Run in August.
I’ve done the Courage Run before but it was at a different location much closer to home. I like doing this one because I like what the charity it supports does. “Courage Run is a division of Courage Worldwide. This multi-city 5k/10k annual race series is a benefit for Courage House homes for minor girls rescued out of sex trafficking.” Who doesn’t want to support helping young women rescued from sex trafficking. That’s a good cause in my book.
I haven’t done the Moonlight run yet but I have happened to be passing through the Davis area on the night of the run and seen all the runners going over the foot bridge after dark. It looked so fun that I couldn’t resist signing up for this one even though it’s in Davis. I’ve raced in Davis before and have found the whole experience to be a bit annoying. Davis a college town, home to UC Davis. With all the college students doing the basics like finding parking to pick up your race packet and then just walking to the packet pick up really tests my patience. Driving in that town is near to impossible due to the amount of foot and bicycle traffic. For the most part, I just don’t stay away. With that said, I’m going to do race day packet pick up. This race doesn’t start until 7pm so I’ll have plenty of time to drive over park, get my packet, hike back to my car and then hike back to the starting area. I’ve also opted to run the 5k only. After all it’s Davis. In July. When it’s really hot. It should be interesting!
Froyo 5k…There’s frozen yogurt! What more do I need to say?! Plus check out the awesome swag!
I really want to run a fun race for August since it’ll be hot as August’s tend to be. So what could be more fun than a race that has epic misting tunnels during the run and frozen yogurt after the race?! I’m super looking forward to this race. I’m even trying to get some of my coworkers in on it.
Are you planning any awesome races?
Isn’t froyo the best?!
After talking with my Hubby about my running goals for 2015 and really spending a lot of time thinking about what I really want out of my running, I’ve decided that I want to race monthly in 2015. I missed January and February due to the stress fractures but I’ve raced in March & April.
I’ve been diligently working on my race schedule for the rest of the year. Green is races I’m already registered for or have done, Yellow is the months I need to pick a race for and have possibly already chosen a tentative race & White is for races I want to run but they haven’t opened up for registration yet or are open but I haven’t registered for. I haven’t picked a distance for the Moonlight Run and until I do I don’t want to register (I’m waffling between the 10k and the 10 mile).
June, August and December are still wide open. June I’ve tentatively chosen a race but I’m seriously thinking about switching it up for a different race. I’m trying to choose things that are close for me, are reasonably price and have a medal. I know it’s so silly but I don’t want to race without a medal. Of the races on my schedule, only June’s race doesn’t offer a medal which is why I’m considering switching to a different race. Also, I’m thinking about switching to The Courage Run because they provide housing and services to victims of sex trafficking. It’s a good cause and I’m pretty sure that the Dionysius Dash doesn’t benefit anything.
It’s so weird to have scheduled races so far out. Most of the time (unless it’s a half) I just do them as they peak my interest. I don’t plan them out. I don’t usually run short races either, meaning 5k or 10k. I generally pick the longest distance that races offers unless it’s a marathon. But this year the goal is to run injury free and that means keeping my distances shorter this year.
I signed up to train with a group for my only half this year. The group is really geared for people who are doing Urban Cow in Sacramento but I’m doing Folsom Blues Breakout. It’s a couple of weeks after the Urban Cow but I can maintain my fitness for two weeks without the group. I decided to join a group this year and train with a group because I want to be more structured than last year. I train fine on my own in terms of setting up the schedule and sticking to it. But with a goal of being injury free I just feel like a training group will be benefical to me. Plus I’d love to get to know other runners that I could possibly run with after the group ends too. None of my in-real-life friends are runners.
The training group doesn’t start until the end of July, so while I wait, I’ll race short races and enjoy my running as much as possible. And try to finish rounding out my schedule.
Have you ever used a training group?
Did you meet cool people?