the february race schedule kicked off yesterday, with the taconic rr freezer 5k at fdr park. it was actually a double weekend - as saturday ended january with a 3 hour run in valley stream long island. this month might end in a similar way because the colchester half is on the 28th and the boston buildup 25k is the following day, march 1. haven't done that double in a few years; so should be an interesting weekend :D
this weekend is the 3rd race of the boston buildup winter series - the 20k in fairfield. even with the start in fairfield for the last few years, mentally i still associate this one with the southport train station - where it tradionally started and finished!
the following weekend is a new race. the van cortlandt track club is putting on a valentine's day couples relay. in a break with tradition, will not be heading up to stratford, ct, for the sweetheart run. just as well because road construction has reconfigured the traditional 4 mile loop. instead, will run the 2 mile loop at van cortlandt park. the next day will head back to fdr park for the second freezer 5 race - the 5 miler.
last but not least is the lake waramug polar bear run - a 7.6 mile loop of the the lake. this one is iffy because it's a long drive and if the weather doesn't assist, may opt for running closer to home. i'll keep my fingers crossed because it's been a long time since i've done this one.
here's how it looks so far:
2/1 - trrc freezer 5k
2/8 - boston buildup 20k
2/14 - vctc valentine's day tough love relay
2/15 - trrc freezer 5m
2/22 - polar bear run, 7.6m
2/28 - colchester half marathon
as always, if you're at any of them - say hello :D