After being sidelined from running for so long last year due to compartment syndrome, I can’t believe I get to plan a fall racing schedule this year! My running coach gave me the green light for these three races:
-Fort Lauderdale Half Relay (November)
-Miami Half Marathon (January)
-A1A Half Marathon (February)
I’m sure I’ll also throw in some 5Ks throughout the season, but those three races are my priorities!
Fort Lauderdale Half Relay
This is the race I’m doing with Adam as part of Team Cecil’s Parents! He’s going to run the first portion of the relay which is 6.4 miles through downtown Fort Lauderdale. I’ll run the second leg of the race which is 6.7 miles along the beach. Then we meet up a half mile before the finish line so that we can cross together.
This half marathon holds a very special place in my heart because it was my very first half marathon back in 2013. It’s extra special because Adam volunteered at that race and got to place the finisher’s medal around my neck when I crossed the finish line. This year we’ll get to cross together!
Adam hates running and “retired” from it a few years ago after he did Tough Mudder. He agreed to do the relay with me “not because I love running but because I love you.” Awww :).
Since my portion of the relay is essentially a 10K with a short warmup/cool down tacked on, I’m going to train for it like it’s a 10K. I’ve never trained specifically for a 10K and I’m excited for this new challenge. Even though my 10K time won’t be official, it will be Garmin official!
Miami Half Marathon
The Miami Half is another race that holds a special place in my heart because it’s where I earned my half marathon PR in 2015. I’ve run this race twice and both time the weather was pretty perfect for south Florida; 50s at the start and 60s at the end.
Earlier this year it was super hot; I think it got into the 80s. There’s always the chance that will happen again and that would suck, but this is the race that is most likely to have decent weather around here. Plus I just really like the course.
This will be my key race for the season. Coming off the relay I’ll do a 10 week buildup to the half, and hope for magic on race day :).
A1A Half Marathon
This is my bonus race for the season and one I plan to do mostly for fun! It’s my hometown course and I know this route like the back of my hand because I have trained on it for years now. I think I could run it with my eyes closed!
And I really want the mermaid medal :).
GUYS! Honestly I am so excited for this fall!!!! I’m so excited that I get to run, I’m excited that I get to race, I’m excited to write race recaps! 😀 Is it fall yet? Have you planned out your fall races yet?