Monday, April 1, 2013
it hardly seems like april (a/k/a) spring is here. the winter just doesn't want to give up it's grip and let us experience some sunny, warm days. be that as it may, i've put away the tights and have been running in shorts for the last week or so :D
the first april race will be a return to central park for the scotland run (#4 on my road to 9+1 for the 2014 nyc marathon). and, i head back into the city the next day for the vctc urban environmental challenge at van cortlandt park. it's been a while since i did a pair of back to back 10k (here, one on the roads, the other on the trails).
i really haven't found a race for the following weekend (w/the more half marathon that sunday in central park). there are a couple of local 5k races nearby, but i may skip racing and do a long run instead).
the following weekend is the leatherman's loop! that's one of my favorite races - and i'm really looking forward to it. the day before is the sybil Ludington 50k - one of my all time favorite ultras. i would normally run that race. but i'm hesitant to jump into a 50k, since i haven't even run a marathon so far this year. instead, i may try to line up a partner for the relay :D
the last weekend of the month will be a return to a race i haven't run in a decade - the westport minute man. when i ran it the race was a 5 miler. shortly thereafter the distance was dropped down to a 5k. then a few years later they added the 10k distance. i'm opting for the 10k - in what seems to be turning into a month of 10ks :D
here's how it looks so far:
4/7 - nyrr scotland run 10k
4/8 - urban environmental challenge 10k
4/20 - sybil ludington 50k - relay?
4/21 - leatherman's loop 10k
4/28 - westport minute man 10k
as always, if you're at any of them... say hello!