Saturday, February 2, 2013
my february races kick off tomorrow with the gridiron 4 miler in central park. it seems like i was there to run just yesterday, having done the manhattan half last sunday. while it was a bit cold for the 2 loops of the park (20 degrees) last weekend, there may be a sprinkling of snow on the course tomorrow morning ;o
next weekend is a pair of favorites: the sweetheart 4 miler and the third boston build-up race (20k) in fairfield. as we've done many times in the past, emmy will be my partner for the tough 4 mile course in stratford - affectionately known as the sweetheart run. the next day will be a tough 20k in fairfield. i believe this is the 3rd year in fairfield (from its formerly southport home) for the relocated boston build-up 20k. amazingly, this course may be easier than starting and finishing in southport!
the third week of february will be a return to the suny albany campus for the hmrrc winter marathon. the weather for this race has never been nice - the best conditions have been just plain frigid temperatures (and no snow or precipitation). but runners have such short memories - and i find myself going back again... and again :D
the last weekend is still up in the air. i'd like to say the colchester half for sure. but i may do the polar bear run, 7.6 miles, the following day instead. that's one i haven't done in years. or maybe both :O
here's how it looks so far:
2/3 - gridiron 4 miler
2/9 - stratford sweetheart run
2/10 - boston build-up 20k
2/17 - hmrrc winter marathon
2/23 - colchester half marathon
2/24 - polar bear run
as always, if you're at any of them - say hello!