Something I'm trying out lately to stay motivated while injured is thinking about races that I'd like to run next year.
Yeah, I know...it's kind of hard to consider goal races with exactly 0 miles under your belt. I know this is reaaaaaaaaally putting the cart before the horse, seeing as how I still don't know how long I a.) have to wear the boot, and b.) have to wait until I can run again.
It's motivating and super funsies to think about dominating (or just running, period) a race course that I've been looking forward to.
Witness, friends...me trying to think of (ONLY) five races I'd love to go after for next year!
5. The Wisconsin Half Marathon
I ran this half marathon in 2014 and had a wonderful time! It's within driving distance, the crowd and race support was awesome, and while the course could've been a little less rocky/off-roady, I'd definitely love to run the half again. Plus...cheese.
You can read my race recap from 2014 HERE.
4. Bolder Boulder
Because, why not travel for a 10K? I practically did that all this past year. This looks like SUCH a fun event, I'd DRIVE there!
3. The Philadelphia Marathon or Half Marathon (I can't decide yet!)
This was another race (the half marathon) that I have run before, back in 2011, before The Chi-Athlete existed. And I had NO business being out on the race course. I had a TER-RI-BLE sinus infection, and clearly far too stubborn. I started off fine, but around mile four, I started pulling over for rest stops and...erm...getting sick...at every mile until the finish line. That's my PW, and who knows if I could make the HM my PB?!:)
2. The TCS New York City Marathon
I mean, this one is on my list every single year (except years when I really don't want to run a marathon, bwhahahaa). Sometimes you just have to cross everything and hope you get picked through the lottery.
1. The St. George Marathon
Just look at that elevation profile...
I have read some pretty fantastic race reviews from this marathon, and despite that horrendous hill around mile 7, it seems like a really gorgeous downhill ride. The views are stunning, and the post-race activities look like so much fun! This one's definitely at the top of my list -- fingers and toes crossed!
Thanks to Running On Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five 2.0 link-up!<3
What are some races on your list for 2017?
How far was your last long run?
What was your BEST race this year?