Sunday, July 2, 2017
July kicked off yesterday - with the second race in the Norwalk Summer Series, the 5 Miler! It was a soupy morning to run any distance - but typical July weather :O
The 4th of July is the Putnam County Classic 8 Miler. It's a Taconic RR race, which like most years, I will be volunteering at (especially food prep) - instead of running :D
The other races on this month's schedule that I'm registered for include two more Summer Series races in Norwalk. The 7 Miler on 7/15 and the 9 Miler on 7/29. I'm a bit concerned about doing the 9 Miler because it's the day before the Escarpment Trail Run! I've done that combo once before (maybe a decade ago) - and it made running the Escarpment a wee bit tougher than it needed to be! So I'm, reluctantly, on the fence about the 9 Miler this year.
A pair of Central Park races are on deck this month as well. For fun is the silly Underwear Run, a 1.7 mile loop of the lower park, on Friday night 7/14. It's actually part of the kickoff for the 2017 edition of the NYC Tri (which I'm not doing). The second Central Park race is also at night, the NYRR R-U-N 5K (also an unusual distance for NYRR/Central Park).
Aside from those races, I'm also hoping to run (finally) the B.U.S. PJ Run on Saturday night 7/22. I've wanted to participate in this one for years - but I wasn't able to swing it. This year it looks doable!
Here's how it looks so far:
7/1 - Norwalk 5 Miler
7/4 - Putnam County Classic [volunteer]
7/14 - Underwear Run, 1.7M
7/15 - Norwalk 7 Miler
7/22 - B.U.S. PJ Run (6 Hour)
7/29 - Norwalk 9 Miler
7/30 - Escarpment Trail Run, 30K
As always, if you're at any of them - say hello!