Tuesday, November 29, 2016

My Racing Month

tuesdays

I am linking up with with PattyErika, and Marcia!

I have some unfinished business.  My racing month.

I had lots of plans last year before my feet melted down. 

This past April I had picked my races and hoped to become a member of the Half Fanatics and possibly Saturn my way in...but when April rolled around, I was still limping.

I have tagged several events to my calendar for April 2017 in hopes I can do it!
I would run a race every weekend! Wooohoo! 

Since I started running, I have always wanted to run the half marathon in Roanoke, As a new runner, I was intimidated by the 1900 ft. elevation gain, and wondered how long it would take me. I am in a good place now to go and just enjoy the challenge! I know better than to put a time on something like that :)

I hope this Spring I get to fulfill my racing month dream, and that tough course will be one of those races!

Have you ever done any super hilly races?
Run the Blue Ridge half marathon? 
What is your longest streak of races?

32 comments:

  1. This year was my biggest. I moon up since after this half, it will be 8 in 365 days.

    Normally I don't run that many. If I had time & $, I would race every weekend too.

    I have done hilly ones - you just adjust your time goal.

    Blue Ridge sounds beautiful though.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mooning up is awesome!
      I think Blue Ridge will be a really pretty route :)

      Delete
  2. If you're looking for a super hilly race....may I interest you in Route 66? ;-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yes, I hope one day! I wish my budget would let me travel more.

      Delete
  3. Oh girl I barely ever race. I do want to do the Last Man Standing race I did last year. It's the one where you run that loop and you have to do it in 20 min, 19 min, 18 min, etc, counting down. I want to do one loop better than last year! If I stay healthy, I think I can do it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you get to do it again :) I would like to do the loop race here, but I am not sure if I should push the mileage...I just need to see as I get closer.
      I hope I am healthy enough to keep running soon, I am still sore.

      Delete
  4. I have done a LOT of hilly races (although maybe not quite that bad). Not a whole lotta flat in the northeast, and we mostly started with the ones we could drive to.

    I only like racing a lot when the weather is cool enough! I hope you're able to meet your goals.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have run some very hilly halfs, but nothing over 1000 ft of gain...yet.
      April here is iffy, it it usually hotter than I like, but that is the first month I have enough driveable options. It is a shame more doesn't happen here in February and March, it is usually beautiful running weather.

      Delete
  5. Nope never done any hilly races lol.

    Couple years back we did like 6 races in 7 weeks or something like that. Seemed cool at the time but looking back now wasn't too smart. Too much racing, not enough training, both Mrs Schlub and i,ended up injured. Live and learn lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well that is not good! I have done three weeks in a row and felt great, so I hope I can stay healthy for one month...time will tell. I am still trying to recover...ugh!
      Go kick some hills this weekend!

      Delete
  6. Wow! That is pretty ambitious. Good for you. Just reading your post about wanting to race every weekend in April sounds exhausting! The Roanoke half sounds very challenging with the many hills and elevation. Good luck!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks :) I thought it would be fun and then I can retire for summer lol
      It is the only time of year I have a lot of options close by.

      Delete
  7. I've done a couple of hilly races, which is a big deal for this flatlander--Big Sur was crazy hilly and my very first half marathon, the Door County (Wisconsin) half marathon was also crazy hilly! I'm considering running that one again next May.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is a cool place to run your first half!! I bet it was super hilly. I am excited about tackling the hills, I hope i can stay healthy and get it done :)

      Delete
  8. I was invited to run Blue RIdge a few years back and can't even remember why I didn't. That one will be beautiful! My first half back in 2007 still stands as the toughest, hilliest half course I've ever run.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. SO close! I have read a few recaps from bloggers about the race, but I don't know anyone who has run it yet.
      That is tough your first one was hilly lol

      Delete
  9. Bummer that you didn't meet your goals in 2016, but that's a pretty awesome goal you have set for 2017! I just want to have an injury free year in 2017. I don't ask for much. haha!
    Other than the Boston Marathon, I haven't really done any hilly races. Next year I have a hilly trail half on my calendar, so that should be very exciting!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too- injury free for whole year would be nice! I am tired of taking my extended breaks.
      Well Boston is a great one to have run!

      Delete
  10. I have a love hate relationship with races. I have signed up for 2 in February, and am eyeing a half in April and another in September... we'll see how I feel as January rolls around.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha! I know that love hate lol it does keep me motivated - looking forward to something. That's good you already started planning

      Delete
  11. Foot injuries are the worst! Been there myself a few times. My races always seem to be hillier than I expected :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is so tough when the feet go... here's to a healthy 2017 for both of us :)

      Delete
  12. What a great idea! I love the idea of one month of races every weekend. I'd like to do a challenge like that at some point. I'm intrigued about the Blue Ridge HM. Is it through Shenandoah?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes! In the Roanoke area :)
      Alll the races are about two hours from home so I think I can do if I stay healthy and it won't be super costly :)

      Delete
  13. I've heard wonderful things about the blue ridge half, but never had the chance to run it. It sounds like an amazing challenge.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think it will be a super satisfying race to complete. Courses don't come much tougher :)

      Delete
  14. What an exciting goal to race every weekend in a month!!! You would be an amazingly deserving addition to the Fanatics-type clubs. I'm not familiar with the Blue Ridge Half but given the scenery in the area, I have to imagine it would be stunning!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think if I can hold it together it would be really fun to accomplish this before the summer heats sets in full force. I plan to take it way easier this summer - no training!!

      Delete
  15. The Big Sur Marathon seemed hilly to me. I remember that I actually dreaded the later downhills because my toes kept hitting the front of my shoes and they were starting to hurt. I think it would have been easier on my toes if I had more hills to train on. Have fun planning and training!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know! sometimes the downhill especially, steep downhill is really tough on the toes!

      Delete
  16. This sounds like an awesome challenge that you are 100% ready to face. I can't wait to follow your training!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope I can do it! I am going to work on staying healthy now :)

      Delete

I love hearing from you ❤