It’s that wonderful time of year…when the snow is gone and the desire to be outside is at an all time high.
Except it has been grey and rainy for what seems like weeks…..and everyone I know is starting to mimic the grey surroundings with a blah, grey demeanor.
All of this rain, however, has meant a lot of time indoors resulting in some time to plan out a racing calendar for the summer.
My “big race” that will be the culmination of my training for the summer is….(so excited, btw)
The Dumbo Double Dare Challenge comprises of the Disneyland 10K on Saturday August 31 and the Disneyland half marathon on September 1. Completing these two races will allow me to knock a few things off of my bucket list and give me these awesome medals, plus a coast to coast medal (not pictured) as I will have run races in both Disney Parks.
Only bad thing about this awesome race opportunity is that I have had a year long running slump. It now appears to be, more or less, back, but I have NO speed. So my goal is to run a number of 5 and 10K races over the next few months in order to get some practice with speed in a race.
Prediction Run – July 6 (my prediction of time is 25:52)
Colour Run – July 20 (obviously this one won’t be for time) and this isn’t an official colour run, it is another brand called Color Me Rad, but the premise is the same.
Because I Am a Girl – June 1
Alberta Women’s 10K Challenge – June 9 (in Edmonton–my first race in Alberta)
MEC Winnipeg Race #2 10K – July 28th
Inaugural Disneyland 10K – August 31
Islindigindagarin (sp?) 10 Mile Race August 4th- Gimli, Manitoba (aka Lake Country) This is tentative as I have a wedding two nights before and the course is simply a 10 mile stretch of straight highway in what is usually insane heat. I am going to ask my dad for his advice on this race as he has run this race numerous times. Oh and the weird name, well, it’s the name of the Icelandic festival that happens on that long weekend every year.
Disneyland Half Marathon – September 1
After Disneyland, my plans are a bit murky as my work schedule will prove to be a bigger problem. My hope is that Princess Lindsey and I will be able to coordinate running a race in/around Calgary toward the end of September or early October….but that is another post all together.
Much luv and happy training,