Up until yesterday, the rest of my 2013 racing season was pretty much set. It looked like this:
- This weekend: Big Ten 10K
- August 10: Gopher to Badger Half
- August 16-17: Ragnar
- September 28: Building Strength 5K (will be walking this)
- October 6: Twin Cities Marathon
Well yesterday I officially switched my registration from the half marathon to the 5K distance for the upcoming Gopher to Badger race I was planning to run. I had been contemplating making this switch for awhile now — I was getting worried about the course (hilly), the fact that I had Ragnar the following weekend, and my foot issues. And I have an appointment with an orthopedic doc on Monday because I figured it was time to get it taken care of. I would’ve waiting to switch race distances until after the appointment, but couldn’t because of the deadline to do so.
Anyways, I leave for Chicago TOMORROW! And as far as the race goes, I’ve decided not to try for any PR’s but not necessarily just run it for fun, either. I think “racing” the 6.2 miles will be good for my marathon training.
Besides racing, we plan to do some shopping, lots of eating and some sight-seeing. We’re really excited about doing the Chicago Architecture Boat Tour.
Speaking of boats…my hometown recently made the NBC Nightly News! Check it out.
Finally, if you want to enter for a chance to win a FREE race entry to a Reebok Spartan Race, my giveaway closes later today!
Have you ever switched race distances after already being registered?