The Next Big Thing – Happy Christmas PBRs!

It seems like everywhere I look, people are talking about their 2010 race schedules.

There are marathons, half marathons, triathlons & half-irons being registered for. I’ll admit, I fall victim to this myself, asking every runner I’ve run with in the past couple of weeks, “what’s your next race?”

The next race that I currently have on my schedule (in case you were curious), is the Shamrock run (I’m doing the 15K distance) on March 14.

That is not, however, the next big thing.

This is:

I am officially registered for this race. This is going to be a very different experience from marathon #1, in no small part because half of the runners I know in Portland are running it, too! And there are even some people doing the half!

So, since we’ll all be training about the same time, and doing approximately similar mileages, I’m guessing there will be some post-run brunches in our future.

To that end, I picked up a copy of this to share with my hungry PBRs:

I am pretty excited to dig in (both to the book AND into breakfast). I am also terrified excited about having just signed up for my SECOND marathon (in 4 months, 1 week & 3 days; EEK!).

Other races that I am thinking about doing probably going to do in 2010:

The 2010 (potential) Race Schedule

  • 3/14/10 – Shamrock 15K
  • 4/11/10 – Race for the Roses Half Marathon
  • 4/18/10 – Bridge to Brews 10K
  • 5/2/10 – Eugene Marathon
  • 6/13/10 – Blue Lake Sprint Triathlon
  • 8/1/10 – Midsummer Olympic Triathlon (at Blue Lake)
  • 8/14/10 – XTerra Portland Triathlon (at Hagg Lake)
  • 9/5/10 – Eugene Women’s Half
  • 10/24/10 – Run Like Hell 5K
  • 11/14/10 – Outer Banks Half Marathon

As you can see, I’m planning three half marathons, only (ha!) one full marathon, and three triathlons. With the three shorter distance races, I’m at 10 races for 2010, which seems like a great number! I haven’t locked in everything yet, although I feel pretty confident that the first four will happen, and I know I want to do at least two triathlons this year.

So, internets…what races are YOU doing in 2010?

Recent Comments

  • Elisabeth
    December 22, 2009 - 2:56 pm ·

    I’ve got my major races mapped out, just haven’t decided on some of the smaller ones. I think it’s good to be prepared–keeps us training! =)

    • gazelle
      December 23, 2009 - 11:38 am ·

      brunch is a time-honored way to motivate oneself for long runs. I used brunch as a major motivator when training for my last marathon!

  • kristen
    December 22, 2009 - 7:23 pm ·

    Looks like an awesome 2010 year. SuPeR jelous of the Outter Banks half. Ever been there? LOVE it!!!! You’ll have a great time. I used to live there…well, not there but about 1.5 hours north in VB. We loved doing day trips there. I always regretted not doing it.

    • gazelle
      December 23, 2009 - 11:40 am ·

      My father-in-law lives in the outer banks, so I’ve been there a few times! I’m excited to have a place to stay (for FREE), and briefly thought about doing the full marathon, but after looking at the course & realizing that there’s no way that my architect & his dad would be able to see me anywhere but the start & finish, I knew that I couldn’t do the whole thing – there’s a lot of places on the full where there wouldn’t even be any spectators at all, and that sounds lonely! 🙂

  • Alisa
    December 24, 2009 - 4:31 pm ·

    Awesome about Eugene. I decided not to run any distance and be just a spectator this time. Can’t wait! I’ve already been thinking up fun signs.