Matt and I head to Colombia (!!) next week, so I’m in no way trying to rush us out of 2015. In fact, if that whole last week in December could move at a snail’s place so I can slowly (and safely!) get tan, I’d be much obliged. So without rushing 2015 away, now seems as good a time as any to share my early 2016 race plans with you.
What are you running in 2016?
Here’s what I’m signed up for so far:
January 9: Joe Kleinerman 10K
This distance used to intimidate me. I’ve looked at this race for a few years and thought “I can’t run that far in the winter, I won’t be in good enough shape.” But this time around, I’m excited to start the year off running. It’s also been unseasonably warm, so despite the fact that our planet is dying, we have that going for us.
February 7: NYRR Gridiron 4M
A little Superbowl Sunday action. This four mile race in Central Park is a blast since everyone is in Game Day spirit. A lot of participants wear football jerseys. But since those boxy numbered nylons don’t flatter my figure, I will be on Team Lululemon. At mile 2, runners can make their prediction for the Big Game’s winner by running under the banner with that team’s name on it. The race directors tally it up and declare an early SuperBowl champion. I personally just pick which ever team scored the inside of the curve to avoid running extra feet. #1 Sports Fan! (Ask me all your burning Fantasy Football questions, I taught Matt everything he knows.)
February 21: Central Park Half Marathon
I am so excited for this race. It’s going to be cold, hilly and hard since it’s in Central Park in February but I’ve wanted to get another half marathon under my belt and I’m looking forward to training for this one. Please recommend cold weather running gear in the comments!
I’ve entered the lottery for this DC race many times, and this is the first time I got in! Matt ran it last year and had a blast so I can’t wait to join in the fun in 2016. I lived in DC for five years and it’s where I first got into running, which makes this race extra special.
That’s what’s on tap so far. My March travel plans are a bit up in the air so I haven’t committed to any races in March.
What are you running this winter? Any great races I should add to my radar?
PS. Scared of winter running? Don’t be. Tips for cold weather running here!