Okay, back to my regularly scheduled programming of talking about running instead of ranting 🙂
As of now, I only have two races (okay, technically three) that I’m 100% committed for in 2014, and I’m starting to think of what else I should run in 2014.
The two races I’m 100% doing are the Glass Slipper Challenge (10k Saturday followed by half marathon on Sunday) in February in Disney World (man I’m going to LOVE getting away from the cold for a few days) and SeaWheeze in August (notice how registration hasn’t opened yet and I’m doing it?!) (PS – any of my lovely friends who want to do it – registration opens January 23 and I’ll be there! How can you not want to sign up?!).
So, the question is, what else do I run in 2014?
Originally I was thinking of running the Half Corked Marathon (which is actually only 17km) (mini rant: if it is not 42.2km it is not a marathon and should not be called as such! What. The. Heck!) in May, but it’s the same weekend as the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon (and, apparently 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the race!).
Before I started thinking about Half Corked, I was thinking of running the 10km in the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon since it will be right before hardcore SeaWheeze training and would be a good indicator of my half marathon time (Note to my friendlies running SeaWheeze – considering signing up for a 10k in May!) but now things are totally moving around.
Since I’m pretty dang confident I can break 4 hours in a marathon and this race lines up nicely after my half in February I’m seriously considering running it. The good thing is this race isn’t likely to sell out, so I have tons of time to make my decision (unlike SeaWheeze and the Glass Slipper Challenge!).
The Glass Slipper Challenge and (potential) marathon in May will cover my spring running and it’s unlikely I’ll run a race before SeaWheeze in August, so this brings me to the fall……What the heck do I run in fall 2014?!
There are a number of possibilities, and I’m just not sure what one to pick:
- Nike Women’s Half Marathon/Marathon in SF
- Runner’s World Half Marathon
- Vancouver Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon (registration opens November 15, 2013, so I’m not sure if this will be sold out by the time I make my decision on what race to do)
- BMO Okanagan Marathon (or half, or 10k)
- ING NYC Marathon (this is a late addition, but after watching the race yesterday and finding out a friend has an entry for the 2014 race, it would be super cool to see NYC with a friend and run with 50,000 other peeps).
All of these races fall between mid and late October, so I have to pick one, and, in the case of the Nike Women’s and ING NYC races, have to cross my fingers for being selected from a draw. (A friend of mine is tentatively planning to run the Nike Women’s full, so I might have to convince her to let me register as part of her group so I’ll know someone there!…hint, hint, Michelle!).
Of the four races above, the BMO Okanagan is the one I’m least likely to do, I’ve done the half twice and while I love Kelowna, I’d also love to try something new, but if none of the above work out, it’s also easy to get to and I have a place to stay (thanks, Dad!) so I think it’ll be my fallback race.