My fall racing calendar is pretty bare right now. But, that’s always how it looks. I am notorious for waiting until the very last minute to register for a race. I’m a kind of spur of the moment racer! Fall is a busy time for us because of baseball, basketball, and hunting. But, I usually have a few in mind that I want to do, I just have to wait to see if they fit in to our schedule. So, I’m going to share with you the races that I am eyeing and hopefully (fingers crossed) will be running this fall.
On a previous Tuesday’s on the Run post, I discussed what factors go into choosing races. The problem I have is that there aren’t any local races. So, I have to drive 1-2 hours to run them. That does make it hard for me to run as many as I would like to.
The first one is next weekend. It’s a 5K for women only. I ran it a couple of years ago, and PR’d, but have not been able to fit it in again. It’s called the Diva Dash and it is in Tulsa. It’s a fun race and the money goes to the Girl Scouts of Oklahoma. I love the race course. It’s relatively flat, and is very scenic. Plus, the bling is ridiculous! More than likely, I’m not going to be able to run it because it’s a 2 hour drive. We would have to go up the night before (which is my mom’s birthday) and stay the night. So, we’ll see….
(Jenn sent me a pic to show that she’s not a looney tune. But I love the first one…she always makes me laugh!)
The next race I am looking at is another 5K. It’s called the Monster Dash and is in Norman, OK. The money for this goes to the Junior League of Norman. I have run this race twice. The course is great! It winds through the University of Oklahoma campus and is pretty flat. (I like flat courses!) I also like this race because a lot of people dress up for Halloween! I decided last minute to run it last year and wore the same shirt that I wore the year before. I need to plan a little better this year and find a fun costume!
There is also a Susan B. Komen Run for the Cure race on this same day. If I can race on this day, I may run it since I have already done this race twice.
I officially started half marathon training yesterday! I am really looking hard at the Route 66 Half Marathon in Tulsa in November. I have wanted to run this race for a few years now, but it has never fit into my schedule. Actually, the first year I wanted to run it, it was sold out before I registered. So, I am going to actually register for this race and then hope that I get to do it. Plus, if you register by a certain date, you get a really cool zip up jacket! This is going to be a hard race. I have heard that the course is very hilly. But, I’m going to try my best to train hard and be 100% ready for it. Whether I get to do it or not, I will be happy to build my mileage back up.
These are the fall races that I have my eye on. Fingers crossed that I will get to run a few of them. I get emails every day for races around my state. So, I may randomly do another one at anytime this fall.
What does your fall racing calendar look like?Fal