Friday Five: Fall Races

Friday Five: Fall Races

I’m linking up with MarCynthia, and Courtney for a Friday Five post! Thanks for hosting ladies!


Five Fall Races
Running in the fall > Running in any other season

fall running

3 Races That I’m Running!

Chicago Marathon (October 11) – When I think about this race, I’m hit with a mixture of emotions ranging from excitement to dread. I can’t wait to go explore Chicago for a few days but I’m nervous about the race itself because I’m not quite in marathon shape. It’s just about 5 weeks out now so let’s see how they go!

Be A Hero Half Marathon (VT, November 1) – This will be a friend from college, Nicole’s, first half marathon! I’m excited to run her first 13.1 with her. Plus, I really enjoy this course as I’ve ran a few other half’s on it.

Philadelphia Marathon (November 22) – Game Time! This is my goal race. I’m shooting for a 4:30 & excited (finally) to put in the work to get there. Hopefully the weather isn’t too cold. I’m looking forward to this race for a couple of reasons. First, it’s close to my hometown so my parents & hopefully some friends (I’m looking at you Sandy & Nicolette) will be there to cheer me on. Second, I’ve been dying to try a sushirrito and this will be my chance since I can get one in Philly. Third, Jürgen (who paced me at the NJ Marathon earlier this year) will be running. I’m hoping that we’ll have a chance to run together again!

2 Races That I Want To Run Next Fall!

These races will most likely be 3 weeks apart from each other next year because it’s a leap year. They may be too close together to run both but I can have goals! I would rather go out to CO than run in NYC but we will see what happens!

Denver Rock n Roll Marathon (October) – If I didn’t get into the Chicago marathon, this race was my next choice. I want to run a Rock n Roll race so bad! Plus, one of my best friends lives out in Breckenridge. I went to visit her 2.5 years ago & I’ve been dying to get back ever since. Maybe I can even convince her to run it with me…

New York City Marathon (November) – Of course this race is on my marathon list! I grew up about an hour away from the city so it will always hold a special place in my heart. I can’t think of a better race to run to cross New York off my 50 States list!

I’ve got a 13 miler on tap for Sunday. I’ve had such a good training week that I’m actually finally excited about a long run. I can’t wait to feel that runner’s high 🙂feelings of long run


What fall races are you running/do you hope to run one day?

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