Monday, June 1, 2015
summer is officially here - even though today's weather is something of a retreat from the hot, humid conditions we had this weekend! this month kicks off with a non-race - so to speak. wednesday, june 3 is national running day. there are running inspired events everywhere to mark it. i'm hoping to get over to the nyrr and pick up one of the bandanas they're handing out!
this weekend, i'll be back at central park for the nyrr retro 4 miler. on the heels of the healthy kidney 10k on Saturday, it's been a while since i've done back to back nyrr races! the retro 4 miler will be race number 6 on the road to 9+1 for the 2016 nyc marathon.
the following weekend starts off with "cook your buns" 3 miler in greenwich friday night. i'm tempted to put this in the tentative column because the next morning i'm driving down to brooklyn for the good shepherd 5k in marine park. this is a trip down memory lane, to my old neighborhood. i've done this one a couple of times - but it's been at least a decade since i've run it!
the 2015 norwalk summer series kicks off the following saturday - with a pair of one mile races also scheduled for the same day (greenburgh in the morning and new canaan at night). while the greenburgh mile is one of my all time favorite races, i'll probably do the norwalk + new canaan combo that day. if there's anything left in the tank (figuratively and literally), i'll drive over to rowayton the next morning for the fathers day fun runs :D
on the last weekend of the month, it may be a trip back to central park for the front runners 5 miler. i haven't nailed that one down yet, but i'd like to get another nyrr point - and bring my total up to 7 - and then look for a race to volunteer at for my +1 requirement.
here's how it looks so far.
6/7 - nyrr retro 4 miler
6/12 - cook your buns 3 miler
6/13 - good shepherd 5k
6/20 - norwalk summer series 3 miler
6/20 - new canaan mile
6/21 - rowayton fathers day fun run
6/27 - nyrr front runners 5 miler
as always, if you're at any of these events - say hello!
p.s. - i forgot to mention waveny xc summer series (tues. nights) and westport summer series (sat. mornings) which kick off during june. hopefully i'll run a couple of those too :D