‘Ello! As we get closer to the end of the year I’ve begun planning out my 2017 running calendar because … well, I love organizing my life! 🙂 Here’s what I’ve got on the agenda so far.
Winter: Racing for Fun
Winter officially begins here on December 21st and ends on March 20th, My goal for this winter is to just continue to rekindle my passion for training and enjoy every minute of the cooler weather.
I’ll be training for and then running two races during this time period. The Miami Half Marathon is on January 29th and the A1A Half Marathon is on February 19th.
This year I am an ambassador for the A1A Half Marathon! If you would like to run it use promo code KRISTINA to save 15% on registration for the half or the full! Here are some pics of the beautiful (GIANT) medals we’ll be earning:
Ali is running this race too, so definitely register and come hang out with us! 🙂
Spring: Base Building
Spring begins on March 20th and ends on June 21st. This is always a weird time period for running in south Florida.
All of the major races are over because it’s already too hot to race longer distances. There are a few 5Ks still around, although the majority of them are wrapping up at this point too.
I don’t think I’ll race at all during this time period, instead I think I will start working with a coach again.
My major intent for 2017 is to go after a big half marathon PR, so building up my speed and stamina will be essential.
I’m also planning to enter the London Marathon lottery in May in hopes of being selected to run the marathon in spring 2018.
Cross your fingers for me!
Summer: Hardcore Training
Summer begins on June 21st and ends September 22nd. As usual the majority of training for my key race will take place during this extremely hot time of the year.
Why do I torture myself like this?
I haven’t decided which half marathon I want to race. I am considering an out-of-town race like the Rock N Roll Las Vegas Half (Nov 12th) as well as Florida based races like the Disney Wine and Dine Half (Nov 5th).
The Rock N Roll race is at night while I love the idea of. I do all my training at night and think it would be great to race at night.
At the same time I love how runDisney does multi-race challenge weekends, and I think it would be fun to do the Lumiere Challenge which includes running a 10K on Saturday and a half marathon on Sunday. Obviously I would be doing the 10K just for fun since the half would be my key race of the season.
Photo from WhyIRunDisney
Fall: Earn a New Half Marathon PR!
Fall is September 22nd through December 21st and this is the month when I will PR in the half marathon!
I’m wayyyy open to suggestions on which race I should choose to do. My top two right now are Vegas and Wine and Dine, but I’m 100% open to any other cool races (anywhere in the USA) especially if they take place at night or in cool temps.
The only caveat is that ideally the race will take place in late October or sometime in November :).
Thanks in advance for your suggestions!
What races are you already planning to do next year?
What’s your favorite fall half marathon to do and why is it THE BEST?