Sunday, July 27, 2014

what's on the race horizon

one of my favorite parts of running is the chance to participate in organized races.  I love competing against other runners ... it helps motivate me to train harder.

this summer has been H.O.T. here in Charlotte.  So far I've only run in 2 races (NoDa 5k back in June and RFYL July 4th 4 miler Spectacular earlier this month).  the thought of racing during these muggy and humid days makes me break out in a sweat.  

ordinarily I would've already been signed up for a race in August but so far I haven't found anything that I truly want to race. 

in the past I've run the OrthoCarolina Classic 10k and Yiasou Greek festival 5k, both in August.  this time I think I'll let Ryan run one of those events (both are on 8/23) and will set my sights on a new to me race ...

Sundae Run 5k  Race Website   
I like that there is a later start time ... makes it easier to drag Mason and Ryan out to cheer me on.  I also like that there is ice cream involved!  Plus the swag bag looks pretty neat.  and it seems like it can be a "no pressure" race for myself.

in September I would like to run another 5k if it works out schedule wise.  if not I would be ok with taking a break from races for a while.  

what races are on the horizon for you guys?

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