I’m gearing up for my first race of 2017 this weekend at the Fred Lebow Manhattan Half Marathon. Well, technically my first race of 2017 was supposed to be last weekend, but we know how that one went. The weather forecast for Sunday actually looks relatively warm considering the race in the last three years (2014, 2015 and 2016 recaps) were either freezing or cancelled due to snow. I hope I don’t jinx it though.
As I am thinking about this weekend’s run, I wanted to share my 2017 race schedule as it stands today. Most of the races for the first half of the year are set but I am currently signed up for 3 marathons within a 1.5 month period in the fall, what was I thinking? I’ll likely end up running the Berlin and NYC Marathons and then hold off on Chicago, however, we’ll see how the summer goes. I am also excited for my first trail run and Spartan race in May. As registration opens for some of the late spring and summer races, I’ll likely sign up for a couple more shorter distance races and hopefully my first stroller race!
2017 is about regaining my endurance, some relative speed, and finding a routine that works well for the family. I am excited to “just” run and even try some new events.
January 22, 2017 – Fred Lebow Manhattan Half Marathon
February 5, 2017 – Gridiron 4-Miler
February 26, 2017 – Central Park Half Marathon
March 19, 2017 – Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon
April 29, 2017 – Bridgehampton Half Marathon
May 7, 2017 – Rock the River: Palisades Trail 6K
May 13, 2017 – Citi Field Spartan Sprint
September 24, 2017 – BMW Berlin Marathon
October 8, 2017 – Bank of America Chicago Marathon
November 5, 2017 – TCS NYC Marathon
What race(s) are you most excited for this year?