We’re nearly into May, and comfortably back into running season. Now that I’ve got my first half marathon out the way, it’s a good time to think about all the other races I’m doing this year. I’ve signed up for a lot so far!
My 2016 Race Calendar: The Road to NYC Marathon
Nashville Rock’n’Roll 5k: April 30th
Considering that I haven’t run in two weeks due to injury, and the weather is looking so rocky that I’m getting warnings my flight may be affected, this one is in danger of not happening! I’d hoped to run my first ever sub-30 5k on this race, but now I’m aiming to just be able to run it after having some severe issues with my knee and hamstring. Fingers crossed!
If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that I did a LOT of running in New York this year. I’ve completed my NYRR 9+1 race/volunteer requirements this year, which means I’ve got guaranteed entry into the 2016 marathon.
Seriously. I’M RUNNING THE FREAKING NYC MARATHON NEXT YEAR
I’m already excited. I’ve never run a marathon before, but I’ve been running short distances for over a year now so I’m ready. It’s time for the next big challenge.
It seems like a good time to do an end-of-year review of my races (only a month late!). Between my running in New York and also in surrounding areas, I’ve completed 19 races in total – nearly 2 a month! It’s been a good year, and going into 2016 I have built a good base to build on with even more challenging goals. With that, let’s recap on my busy running year!
RUNNING IN NEW YORK (AND THE REST): 2015 IN RACES:
Race 1: Scotland Run 10k
4th April 2015: Finishing time 1:16:18, average pace 12:17min/mi
This is my favourite NYRR race in the entire race calendar – although I think I’m the only actual Scottish person to run in it! The Scotland Run is usually my first 10k of the year, spring is in the air and the icy chill of the winter months is starting to subside. Weather is perfect for running at this time and everyone is in great spirits.