Thursday, September 3, 2015

Five Fall Races

Five Fall Races  (maybe)


Chicago Marathon -- October 11
Boom.  There it is!  The Granddaddy.  Chi-Town.
The one I've been training for all hellacious summer.
I think I can,  I think I can,  I think I can...




Virtual Faster Than Boo 10k -- October 29 to 31
My sister really liked our first virtual race. 
If she has recovered from her knee procedure, we will run this.
I may get some local gals to run with me.   A Halloween event...with candy!



Capitol 10 Miler  --  November 7
This is a new race that starts and ends at the State Capitol. 
The inaugural race was last year while I was at a very warm out-of-town half.  
In hindsight, maybe I should have stayed home -- yep!



Harvest 5k -- November 14
I've run this local 5k a few times.  The awards are the cutest tiny tractors.
There are so many country songs I could throw in here as a reference!
Obviously, big wind = big hair




Panama City Beach Half Marathon  --  December 5
This race has been renamed from the old Run for the Redfish. 
I've participated 3 times and it's a favorite.  It's flat and along the coast. 
Hey, it's at the beach and the after party is at Margaritaville -- Hello?



Do you like to repeat races or prefer running something new?




I'm linking up with the lovely ladies of the DC Trifecta.
Please visit their blogs and other participating bloggers!


Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC,
Mar from Mar on the Run!.



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32 comments:

  1. What an awesome list:) I am looking forward to hearing how your first marathon goes:)

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  2. You sure have some great looking races lined up! I say that I like to keep trying new races but yet I find myself doing a lot of repeaters!

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    1. It's hard not to want to repeat a really good experience!

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  3. Panama City race sounds awesome! Especially at that time of yr. I love getting out of the cold.

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    1. Yes, it's usually still pretty warm there at that time of year.

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  4. The Panama City event sounds great! I also love the cute little tractors for the 5K. Sounds like a nice reasonable racing schedule! (Meaning I didn't cringe like I did when reading a few other posts - perhaps I'm just a wimp)

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    1. That's because I haven't signed up for anything after Chicago. Sorta waiting to see how I feel.

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  5. Yay for Chicago! An exciting fall indeed.

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    1. Yes, that is the way to kick off a Fall racing season, I guess!

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  6. I love your list. Chicago will (hopefully) be on my race calendar for 2016. This year I have NYC Marathon as my big fall race.

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    1. I would love to do NYC as well! Maybe next year.

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  7. So exciting! Panama City looks incredible...I need to visit Florida in December sometime! Sometimes I like repeating races, but there are so many out there I want to try as many as I can!

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    1. I like new ones too but it's hard NOT to repeat a really good experience.

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  8. I keep hearing so much about the Chicago marathon this year! Good luck looks like a fun fall for you

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    1. I'm going to need all the luck I can get.

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  9. yes for chicago! that panama city race sounds fun too :)

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    1. PC is really nice in December. Still pretty warm.

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  10. I haven't repeated races yet but there are so many out there. I know there are a high number of repeats doing the race I'm in for next month. Lots of good things have been said so I hope it meets my expectations.

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    1. There are so many races to choose from, especially during certain times of the year. I hope your race meets your expectations!

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  11. The race at the Beach looks great! I have a combination of repeat races and new races. It's hard to fit everything in though. I've just got to accept that I can't do all the great races that are out there :)

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    1. There are just so many to choose from. I wish I could do them all. Unfortunately, I have to rest some too.

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  12. So excited about Chicago - for you that is. Panama City sounds inviting....

    I don't usually repeat half marathons but I do repeat others if I liked them.

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    1. The PC half is nice. You should think about it. I know you like racing in FL!

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    2. Bad time of year. Is there another half near you in January or better yet March?

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    3. February and March are full of races in this area. It's prime racing time in the South!

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  13. Ha, I love the little tractors for the Harvest 5k! I so wish I could do that Panama City Beach Run, it's the same time as the St. Jude in Memphis! Boo You have a great fall lineup and hey I think I'm going to do the virtual Boo run too. I can do it Halloween with my half! :)

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    1. The tractors are so cute! And I think they're sexy (thanks to Mr. Chesney). You'll have a wonderful race in Memphis. All the good ones seem to be on dates with other good ones..

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  14. I like running similar races AND new onces everyone once in a while.... keeps life interesting.

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    1. I like the mix too. Any time I have a great race, I automatically want to repeat it.

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  15. Looks like a great lineup of races! So excited about Chicago for you and your first marathon!

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    1. Thanks, I'm excited too. It's getting very close now!

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