Any Upcoming Races You're Training For?

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My last race was the Spartan Race (PA Sprint) in July, but it feels like I've been riding the bench all year. I'm currently gearing up to run a Super Spartan Race on September 7th and the Philadelphia Rock n Roll Half Marathon the weekend after that.

My big challenge this year is going to be the Philadelphia Marathon though. I haven't run a full marathon since my first one over three years ago and I'm looking to do it right this time.

What about you? Anything exciting coming up?
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  • lewandt
    lewandt Posts: 566
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    I am doing a half marathon in October. My first one.

    I am curious though, what do you mean by doing it right this time? What do you think you did wrong last time. I am contemplating a full next year but am really scared to do one. I am going to get through the half then think more about a full.
  • CarsonRuns
    CarsonRuns Posts: 3,039 Member
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    Sept. 8th - Harrisburg Half Marathon
    Oct. 12th - Baltimore Marathon
  • CarsonRuns
    CarsonRuns Posts: 3,039 Member
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    ...what do you mean by doing it right this time?

    For marathon training, this means "run a lot more miles". :smile:
  • dbmata
    dbmata Posts: 12,950 Member
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    No more for this year, not going to push my IT band. I'm thinking two sprints and two oly distance tris next year. A friend of mine if really lobbying hard for me to go to Wildflower.

    If it were Mildflower, sure.
  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 41,865 Member
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    Dirty Dash on August 31, 10K on September 21 then done for the season. Next year I'm looking to add in some cycling events as well as a triathlon; this year was all about running and I just need to throw some other sports into the mix to keep from getting too bored.
  • KathleenMurry
    KathleenMurry Posts: 448 Member
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    I have a few coming up.

    September 14 - Badass Dash (obstacles and 7km run)
    October 6 - Colour me Rad 5 km
    October 26 - WestMONSTER Woods 5 KM

    Those are just practice races..... the big one is:

    November 16 - Winter Running Festival 5 KM (This is all pretty competitive runners. I'm trying to place in my age group)
  • RunnerElizabeth
    RunnerElizabeth Posts: 1,091 Member
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    I've got the BAA half marathon on Oct 13 and the chilly half in Newton, MA on Nov 10th. My 3rd and 4th halfs.

    I sort of feel like I should do a small race before these two to check in on how my training is going. Just haven't found one I want to do that fits my schedule.
  • JenMc14
    JenMc14 Posts: 2,389 Member
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    I've got a 5.5K trail run on 9/14, but I can't say I'm really training at this point. I'm running on Saturdays, but doing a different program (with no running) throughout the week.
  • KyleB65
    KyleB65 Posts: 1,196 Member
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    I did the Montreal Hypothermic half in Feb and a Spartan Sprint in the spring. Right now I am week 11 in a 16 week program training to run my first full marathon at the end of Sept. (Montreal).

    Think for next year I might get a season pass for the Spartan and try to get all 3 medals.
  • micheleb15
    micheleb15 Posts: 1,418 Member
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    I have another Tough Mudder in October, but I don't think that counts as a race.
  • ThickMcRunFast
    ThickMcRunFast Posts: 22,511 Member
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    Chicago Marathon October 13, a few smaller races in September to tune up for that

    Then its on to the Xterra SoCal trail series in the fall/winter!
  • kapatts
    kapatts Posts: 19
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    I am curious though, what do you mean by doing it right this time? What do you think you did wrong last time. I am contemplating a full next year but am really scared to do one. I am going to get through the half then think more about a full.
    I didn't really have a gameplan going into it. I just got up in the morning and ran. I didn't vary the mileage or the pace that much and I didn't have my nutrition planned out. I suffered from some severe cramps at about the 18th mile and spent the last 8 miles run/walking. I was hoping for sub-4 hours. Realistically, I could've gotten maybe sub-4:20. In actuality, I finished in just short of 5 hours. This time, I'm taking it all really seriously.
  • Just_Wil
    Just_Wil Posts: 108 Member
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    My last race was the Spartan Race (PA Sprint) in July,

    I ran that race too!!! I'm doing a Super Spartan this weekend in Virginia and doing the Citizen's Bank Park Spartan Sprint in September. i think there is a Tough Mudder in my area in October, but haven't looked it up yet.

    Have fun on your Super!
  • fitnessbugg
    fitnessbugg Posts: 141 Member
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    The inaugural Detroit Women's Half-Marathon on September 22, 2013: http://detroitwomenshalf.com/
  • _Josee_
    _Josee_ Posts: 625 Member
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    Ottawa Army Run half marathon september 22.

    I also have a 8K August 31 and a 10K september 29, but not really training for those :)
  • sammyneb
    sammyneb Posts: 257
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    Got a small town half on September 1st (hoping to place-when I mean small, I mean small 40 people ran the half last year :laugh: )
    a Cororate cup 10K September 15th
    Omaha Half September 22nd
    Des Moines Full October 20th (my first full)
  • dutchk
    dutchk Posts: 121 Member
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    I'm training for the Philly Marathon too. Last marathon I ran was 25 years ago! I got in 14 miles last weekend so I have a long way to go. I'm also going to do the Savage Race in Pennsylvania on Sep 14th. Best of luck to you!!
  • Runs4Wine
    Runs4Wine Posts: 416 Member
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    9/15 - 10K for a local food bank
    10/13 - 5K fun Run for local schools that I will do with my 6YO
    11/9 - Disney's Wine & Dine Half Marathon
    12/7 - Bah Humbug 5K
  • natalie412
    natalie412 Posts: 1,039 Member
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    Sept 29th - Hands On House Half Marathon (Lancaster, PA)
    Nov 3rd - Amish Country Half Marathon (Paradise, PA)

    Maybe a 5 mile race on Sept 22nd, and a 12K on Oct 26th. Trying to decide if they will hurt my half perfomances!
  • Thomasm198
    Thomasm198 Posts: 3,189 Member
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    August 24th - the Frank Duffy 10 mile
    August 31st - Warrior Run 2013 (15km up and down a mountain)
    September 7th - BHAA Firhouse 10km
    September 21st - Dublin Half Marathon (my 4th half this year)
    September 29th - Jog for Jockeys 10km (a 10km to raise funds for the injured jockeys fund)
    October 2nd - another 10 mile
    October 28th - the Dublin Marathon (my first ever)