I'm trying to figure out my what's next plan which is both fun and a little scary. The fun part is hanging with friends, getting my run on. The scary, well, I'm not sure it's scary, but I really want to challenge myself this winter and see where it takes me - the goal? A 2 hour half!
For the fun:
Northport Tough Cookie Trail Race - trails AND cookies? I'm in.
Ho Ho Ho Run - I'll be running with a friend who is just getting back into running. While I'd love to go all out and see what I can do, I will probably hang back with my bud. Maybe wear a costume?
Sayville Running Company 10 Mile Run to the Brewery - love this race! Ran it last year and had a blast, the after party is as awesome as you would imagine. Beer, food, bands. Tons of fun. Also looking to PR here!!
Fred Lebow Manhattan Half - 2 freezing cold loops around Central Park....last year it got snowed out (or was it the year before?) and turned into a fun run, I got my 9+1 credit so I was a happy camper. Looking to have fun and not freeze to death.
For the Scary:
If I get in, I want to PR my half at the NYC Half Marathon On March 17th. I'd like to see a BIG PR, which means I have to throw down BIG training - speed work, hills, weight loss, you name it, I have to do it. The Goal - to knock off 7 minutes for a 2 hour half. Same goes for the Nike Women's Half. this one is also a lottery...crossing fingers I get into both!
If I don't get into either race, I will have the BK half and the LI half to race (which is another post for another day, but I may run the full). I always PR in BK, so that may be the race!
I'm excited for the winter, I always run, but I never train, I just log miles to keep in shape. My biggest challenge will be running and skiing. I LIVE for ski season and tend to head up north at least every other weekend. I also don't belong to a traditional gym, I'm not sure it's a necessary expense since I'm also Crossfitting. That may have to change though.
Possibly, and this is a long shot but I'd like to run the Reebok Spartan Race.
Ahh, goals, how I love you! I have always billed myself as a lazy athlete - I'm going to make sure to take the lazy part out...I'm ready!