Saturday, October 1, 2016
October kicks off tomorrow with a half marathon in Ridgefield and the month ends with a half marathon in Weston. I've run the Ridgefield half a few times over the years, but this will be my first official Reservoir Half (although I've run that actual course once before). Together with the Norwalk half last month, this trio of half marathons make up the Connecticut Distance Challenge!
As for the rest of the month, I still haven't filled in the details. Next week will be a return to the Great Train Race, now run unofficially as a fun run! The 6.8 mile point to point course is not only scenic, but when run back to the start is a great medium distance training run :D
The week after is a return to New York races with the Harry Chapin 10K in Westchester. Haven't run that one in a few years. In additional the challenging course, it always delivers a pretty artsy tee shirt design!
That's probably the only New York race for this month because the following week is back to Connecticut for the Great Pumpkin 5K - which will also be the shortest distance of the month. That is, unless I have a little gas left in the tank for the Pumpkin Chase 5K the afternoon of the Reservoir Half at the end of the month!
Here's how it looks so far:
10/2 - Ridgefield Half Marathon
10/9 - Great Train Run, 6.8 Miles
10/16 - Harry Chapin 10K
10/23 - Great Pumpkin Run 5K
10/30 - Reservoir Run Half Marathon
10/30 - Pumpkin Chase 5k
As always, if you're at any of these races - say hello!