Half Marathon #11 — Tuesdays on the Run

Today I’m joining Erika @ MCM Mama Runs, April @ Run the great wide somewhere and Patty @ My no-guilt life! for Tuesdays on the Run, and we’re talking Fall racing schedule.

Mine is kind of empty at the moment.

I enjoy racing, but I don’t do it all that often. I think I’ve done 5 races so far this year: on 3 1/2 miler, one 5 miler, one 4 miler, and two halfs.

There were supposed to be more, but I was pretty sick a couple of times this fall/winter and then there’s this blasted knee. I’ve still been pretty lucky not to DNS anything.Or DNF, for that matter.

I’m working my way towards HM #11, state #9 in October (Green Mountain Half on South Hero Island, VT).

VT’s big marathon is VCM (Vermont City Marathon). While the race doesn’t have a half, you can do a 2 person relay so it’s possible to do a half. Of course you have to get in via lottery these days.

I had thought I’d do it, because everyone raves about this race.

30 years ago, when I was a newlywed, we lived in VT, just outside of Burlington. Quite frankly I hated living in VT – too cold for too long, too small town feel — and was very happy to leave it for TX (a total unknown at the time) in 1992. It’s a great place to visit, though, and I haven’t been back in a couple of decades.

So when I thought about doing a half in VT, I decided that since I only plan to run one there, it should be in the fall. Because VT in the fall is beautiful. Not to mention our anniversary is in October.

I have absolutely no other races on my fall schedule right now. There are a few I’d like to do, but a) I don’t what the knee will do and b) I’m not yet sure what our travel plans are.

I had planned on a 10k this weekend, but having done it last year, I know it’s very hilly. Not a good idea at the moment. Luckily I hadn’t signed up yet, but I did have a reservation at a pet friendly hotel I had to cancel.

I’m sad because:

  1. I was looking forward to a short weekend away
  2. Some people from one of my FB groups will be meeting up there
  3. I really like the 10k distance & there aren’t a lot of 10ks
  4. There was free food – like an actual meal free food

My running group is supposed to have a pool party the same day as the 10k; otherwise I would be tempted to go up and spectate it and meet the people from my group. Don’t you just love meeting new running friends?
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Is your Fall racing schedule jam packed? Short or long distances or both?

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26 thoughts on “Half Marathon #11 — Tuesdays on the Run

  1. That’s gotta be tough dealing with a knee injury…I’ve had runner’s knee issues, which is not fun! Vermont sounds awesome for a fall run. I honestly haven’t signed up yet for any of the races I want to do this fall, so I’m going to have some high fees! Hoping to finish the year off strong though!

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  2. Oh my goodness, a race in Vermont during the fall sounds HEAVENLY. I was in Burlington a few years ago during the peak of foliage season, and it was GORGEOUS. You must be so excited for that race!!! What an amazing way to celebrate your anniversary, too!!!

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  3. I actually didn’t realize how packed my schedule was until I wrote it out in my post-lol! I have it written down right by my office too.

    I am so sorry you won’t be able to run this weekend.

    Isn’t it funny how areas are bad for living but great for visiting…that is how I feel about Brooklyn.

    Good luck!

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