Thursday, August 1, 2013

august 2013 race schedule

as i write this, my quads are still sore 3 days after the escarpment trail run - which may make the pair of races this weekend all the more challenging!  saturday is the nyrr club team championship 5 miler.  that one is race number 7 for my 2013 9+1 requirement. the best part of this event is the post-race socializing - not only w/my taconic teammates, but all the other club teams that turn out! 

the next morning i head back into the city for the sgt. keith ferguson memorial 5k.  this race is run over the brooklyn bridge.  i first ran it in 2010 and have finally gotten a chance to come back. the race is staged at city hall park - right across the street from my office!  the only downside is it conflicts with the taconic biathlon, which i would otherwise not want to miss.

i'm not sure about the following week.  i'd like to participate in the catskill 100k relay if i can get on team.  but the logistics for that one are a bit challenging.  otherwise i'll probably head over to westport for the summer series 6.85 miler on saturday.  the following weekend is the norwalk summer series 11 miler.  it will be only my 3rd of the 5 races in the norwalk series this summer, having missed the 3 and 9 milers.

a surprise entry on the august calendar is the brand new fa cove island marathon, which is part of an 8 hour run also being staged, in stamford, ct.  i'm pretty excited about running a marathon again - the last one i race was the roxbury marathon last december!

and, last but not least, on the last day of the month is the westport 10 miler on labor day weekend.  this, as i've often said, is one of my all-time favorite races.  a tough, hilly loop - in typically hot and humid summer conditions. it's also the final race in the westport summer series.

here's how it looks so far:

8/3 - nyrr club team championships, 5 miles
8/4 - sgt. ferguson memorial 5k
8/10 - westport summer series, 6.85 miler
8/17 - norwalk summer series, 11 miler
8/24 - cove island marathon
8/31 - westport 10 miler

as always, if you're at any of these events - say hello!

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