More March Races and Spring Training
I had a great response to my March list of races and some fellow runners reached out to me to have their races included as well. Here are more races for March:
Run With Caleb 5K. Saturday, March 22, 2014. Columbia, MS
Equinox Trail Run. 10 miles, 50K, and 50 miler. Saturday March 22, 2014. Homochitto National Forest. MS.
Headhunter Trail Race. 5K, 10k, Half Marathon. Saturday March 29, 2014. Baton Rouge, LA forgeracing.net
Spring is just about here. My front lawn let me know this week with the wild patches of green grass quickly rising above the brown winter grass. On a side note I am hoping for more winter weather because 1. I am not ready to cut the grass every week until October 2. I am not ready for running shorts…or any type of shorts for that matter & 3. I just love the cold.
I am going to attempt to embrace the Spring weather and start putting some serious training in. The big race I am training for is the NYPD Memorial 5K May 19 in New York City. Yep, New York City. My mother and I are planning a girls weekend trip to the big apple and of course I had to squeeze a race in there.
My goal is a sub 22 minute 5K. My other goal is to win 1st female law enforcement officer. I will be happy with any of the top three spots but I really want first.
I will be representing the Mandeville Police Department in our new snazzy Under Armour running shirts. How great is that? My police department is sponsoring me and letting me design running shirts for the department.
My training schedule includes to regular runs, 2-4 miles, and some longer runs, 5-8 miles, since I am training for the Crescent City Classic as well. I am going to incorporate some speed work as well with 400 meter repeats. I am going to also incorporate my usual weight and Pilates routines. Wish me luck!
Some other races I will be participating in in the next few weeks include:
Read, Write, Run 5k March 8, 2014 in Pass Christian, MS
Color Me Radd 5K March 22, 2014 in Jackson, MS
Run 4 The Fallen 5K March 29 in Bay St. Louis MS
Crescent City Classic 10K April 19 in New Orleans, LA
Good luck to all of you in your Spring training. Until next time.