Wednesday, May 1, 2013
it's hard to believe another month has arrived. seems like it was yesterday that i posted the april race schedule and now i'm putting up may! the highlight for this month is the brooklyn half marathon - one of my favorite races (whatever the course configuration). last year, while i was signed up for it, i couldn't run it. so this will be my first time running the course when it starts outside of prospect park (albeit alongside the park). while i'm totally psyched about the race (and even the rumors that the field has reached 25,000 runners!), i'm not pleased with having to trek into brooklyn to pick up my bib and shirt. hopefully, the weather will oblige and i'll use it as an excuse to walk over the brooklyn bridge :D
i haven't given much thought to the rest of the month. normally, if i wasn't in my base re-building phase, i'd want to head down to long island for either the greenbelt 50k or the long island marathon - both good choices for early may. but the half will be my longest race distance for the month. i'll head over to norwalk for the mothers day 10k and greenwich for the jim fix 5 miler during the memorial day weekend. i'm still not sure what other races will round out the month, but the van cortland track club's summer series kicks off on thursday 5/23 and i'll probably head down for that one.
aside from races, i'm also scheduled to do my volunteer requirement at packet pick-up for the healthy kidney/japan day races.
here's how the schedule looks so far:
5/5 - mha on the move 5k
5/12 - norwalk mothers day 10k
5/18 - brooklyn half marathon
5/23 - vctc summer series 5k
5/27 - jim fixx memorial 5 miler
as always, if you're at any of these races - say hello!
update: a new addition to the schedule is the mha on the move 5k at fdr park on sunday morning!