It was a battle against the winds this morning on my fartlek run. 10 min warm up, 15 x 1min sprints (with 2 min jog btwn each), 5 min cool down. They say the winds could get up to 75-85 mph tonight. Insane!
I’ve been slowly finalizing my race schedule for the spring, and I’m happy with where it’s at. Here’s what I’m registered for:
March 17: Sharin’ O’ the Green 5K (Ft. Collins)
April 17: Dine and Dash 5K (Boulder)
May 15: Dine and Dash 5K (Boulder)
May 27: Medicine Bow Trail 13.1 (Laramie, WY)
May 28: Bolder Boulder 10K (*maybe)
I’ve been focusing on the 5K because I really want to go sub 20 this spring. But one of my 26 Before 26‘s is to run a trail race… and the Medicine Bow trail half is perfect. It’s close (3 hrs north), I’ve run on the trails before, and my brother lives in Laramie so we can make a weekend out of it. Plus, my bro is running the trail double marathon that same day (in preparation for the Leadville 100 he’s doing this summer) so it’ll be fun!
I’m also toying with the idea of doing another tri later in the summer/early fall. It’s another # on my 26 before 26 list, but I’m not sure I want to get back in that dang pool. I did masters swim for an entire semester last year… I don’t think I enjoy it enough to go back though…
I really enjoy having races to look forward to. Helps keep me motivated and gives my training a purpose. I’m signed up to volunteer a few races this spring as well, which I’m really looking forward to. Should be a good spring!
What’s on your race schedule for the spring?
Which would you pick: trail race or big city road race?
How’s the weather right-now where you live?