March 24th: MCRRC low-key race – Piece of Cake 10K
As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve joined the running club in my county. It’s the fourth largest in the country (!!!) and hosts a bunch of low-key races all year long. If you are an MCRRC member all the low-key races are free. Amazing! It would be silly not to race them! Anyway, this Piece of Cake 10K isn’t actually a piece of cake! It’s a celebration MCRRC’s birthday and covers 6.2 hilly miles through Seneca Creek Park. I raced at this park during the New Year’s Day 5K, so I’m excited to go to the park again!
April 21: Pike’s Peak 10K
You’d think I like the 10K distance seeing two 10K’s in my spring line up. In fact, I find it an awkward distance for racing. I love running the distance during training, but my body gets confused during races! Ha! Luckily, I’ve been told that the Pike’s Peak race is a flat (well, actually net downhill) race and that you’re guaranteed to get a PR.
April 28: Nike Women’s Half Marathon
This is one of my big races for the spring. For some reason I was just assuming I wouldn’t get picked in the lottery… but, alas I did and I’m pumped! This’ll be a trip into DC – the boys will come and I have some friends running this too! I would LOVE to PR in the half marathon this year… we shall see if it will be in my first half marathon of the season!
May 18: MCRRC Germantown 5 Miler (maybe)
I’d love to do this race simply because it’s in Germantown and would be super close to our house. The only reason it’s a maybe is because there is a registration fee even though it’s associated with MCRRC. Maybe someone will read this and will take it upon themselves (errr, himself) to register me for this as a Mother’s Day gift…
June 1: ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon
I’m running this race as an ambassador and I’m SO excited. I’ve never been to Annapolis and we are making a full family weekend out of it! It’s also going to be so fun to hang out with the other race ambassadors and meet the ZOOMA and Every Mother Counts people in person! If you’d like to run one of the ZOOMA Annapolis races, you can enter ANNAMB3 for 10% off your registration. Let me know if you’re going to be there!
To see all the races I have in mind for 2013, feel free to check out my race page!
What races are you running this spring??