Sunday, April 15, 2012

My race schedule for the summer

The title of this post could very well be, "I don't know why I go to extremes" (with all apologies to Billy Joel).

Well, I guess there's something to be said for not starting small. I knew that I was getting back into race season, and, well, now I have 8 races scheduled. You'd think that it would make sense to start out slowly and work my way up to a few races. You'd be wrong. With few exceptions, I'm going the trail racing route this summer, and I absolutely can't wait.

I signed up for the Western NH Trail Series which is only $85 for the entire series. I'll run with some friends and I'll get to see parts of New Hampshire that I never have before.

From that series:
I'm also doing the Exeter Trail Series (a 10-mile trail run) on 6/10, and the Race to the Top of Vermont on 8/26. Oh, and I'm doing the Harpoon 5-miler on 5/20.

It's going to be a full summer, but I'm ready to be racing again. I even did a nice little 6-mile trail run yesterday just slightly north of me. Six miles is longer than I have been running, but I seemed to do OK with it. I even managed to do a quick bike ride this morning because the weather is so gorgeous.

Here we go!