Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Upcoming races...

I've spent the last few days thinking over races for 2011, but I'm getting ahead of myself.  October is my race-heavy month this year, with the following...

October 9 -- Warrior Dash

"Welcome to America’s most insane race. Warrior Dash lands in the Mid-Atlantic for the first time in 2010 where eleven obstacles from hell await along this 3.15 mile course."
This is basically an obstacle course at a ski resort.  Expect moments of girly panic and shrieking (and that's just from the boys).  A whole lot of people we know are signed up to do this race, which is going to be held in PA.  At the end there's live music, free beer, and viking hats.  I know!!  Pretty psyched for this one.

October 16 -- Baltimore Marathon
My first marathon, but not my first running festival.  I have a goal time, but I'm more concerned with finishing strong.  I'm really looking forward to this race, even if the long runs have been hard to do on my own.  At the end, there is also Free beer.  Hmm.  Pattern?

October 24 -- Army 10-miler
One of the biggest races in North America.  This is a crowded race, but it's also a nice route.  They have a huge expo as well.  A run through DC will be a nice way to end the "season".

Finally, as I plan out 2011, I've already signed up for one event (or will be signed up by the end of the week).  What's that, you ask?  The Tough Mudder challenge, held near Charlottesville, VA on October 22 and 23, 2011.  We are currently trying to determine if we are going to run for charity (The Wounded Warrior Project), and if we do, I'll set up a training/fundraising blog.  There may be tattoos involved.  But look for training updates here, because Tough Mudder seems like a really intense challenge!