Monday, November 16, 2009

2010 Race Season

I already have most of racing season 2010 planned out! There are some exciting new additions. First in the lineup, The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8k. It takes place in March, on the first day of spring. This past March I believe it snowed, sounds like fun, right? It will definitely still be winter here in Chicago as far as the temperature goes. Next, the Go! St. Louis half marathon in April. This will be the furthest distance race I've done so far. I'm SLOWLY building up to the marathon . . . maybe in 2011. As of now, I've got a long break from April until July, when I'll be doing the Fleet Feet Women's 5k, 10k, and Festival. Last year I did the 5k, next year we're taking it up a notch and doing the 10k. On a side note, the upside to an all female race, the port-a-potties are impeccable. It also raised funds CATCH YOUR BREATH, A Women and Lung Health Initiative. In August, I'm venturing into the triathlon world and entering the Fleet Feet Sports Super Sprint Triathlon. I got a little obsessed with watching the Ironman coverage on NBC's Universal Sports channel. It's amazing. This race differs from the Ironman in that sprint tris are much shorter distances. There is a 375 meter (.25 mile) swim in Lake Michigan parallel to the beach, a 10 kilometer (6.2 mile) bike, and a 2.5 kilometer (1.55 mile) run. I think it sounds do-able. In September, I'm repeating the Chicago Lung Run 5k. This was my favorite this year. It is in support of lung cancer survivors and their families, and in memory of those who have lost their lives to lung cancer. I'm sure there will be more fun additions, especially between April and July, but I have a pretty packed schedule so far!

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