Happy Tuesday! Can you believe it’s already September? I’m so excited that this month will *hopefully* usher in some cooler weather! As Fall official starts on September 23rd, it’s time to start talking about our fall race schedules!
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While I hate summer training, I absolutely love Fall racing! These are the races I currently have planned, but I’m sure I will add more.
This race offers a 5K and half marathon. I’ve done the half marathon twice but this year I’m going to do the 5K. This will also serve as my last long run before the Chicago Marathon (8 miles) so I’ll run a few miles before and after the 5K to hit that distance. This race always has the best swag, medals and post-race food so I’m looking forward to it!
I’ll be using this race as a shakeout run before the marathon. I didn’t run this race the last time I did the marathon but my mom did and she enjoyed it. It should be a good time!
This is the big one! I’m really, really hoping that I have a much better experience at this race. I’ve been calling this my redemption race because I just had to come back and conquer Chicago. Having to unexpectedly walk over half a marathon is never a good thing, and that’s what happened to me in 2017. I’ve been feeling good about my training so far and I’m hoping that it will pay off on race day. I’m not looking for a marathon PR but I am hoping for a course PR.
Nothing better than a 5K race the week after a marathon to get the legs moving! I’ve done this race several times and it’s always great. I also love that the proceeds benefit a local school.
I’ve literally lost count how many times I’ve done this race. While it can be a little annoying because it’s super crowded and people literally just stop in the middle of the course and take photos, it’s fun because it’s the day before the NYC Marathon and you really just can’t beat that energy! My mom and I usually make a morning out of it by grabbing breakfast after the race and doing a little shopping before heading home.
Tell me: What’s on your Fall race schedule?
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