I know we’re still in 2013, but given that I have only a handful of races left for the year, I’ve been actively planning what races I’m going to do next year.
The remainder of this year I will start my marathon and ultra training for next April and May, respectively. I want to get in there early and mix in some leg strengthening, primarily glutes and calf muscle, exercises through weighted squat and lunge repetitions as well as the usual speed work and long runs.
So what’s on my race calendar for next year then?
February (A race)- back to my home town to take part in the Brighton Half marathon again. I love this race and my favourite part is running along the seafront.
March (A race) – I’m looking for a good flat 10k to do to test out the results of the #sub50project – any suggestions (preferably London or South East)? I’ve also entered my first stair climb – Vertical Rush where I’ll be running up 42 floors to the top of Tower 42 in London.
April (A race) – I’m running in the Brighton Marathon for a second time, this time the objective is to finish around 4h15mins rather than just get around the course.
May – I’ve had a hankering to do a proper destination race so I’ve entered the Edinburgh Half Marathon. I’m really excited about this one as I’ve never been to Edinburgh and I hear the course is mostly down hill. 🙂
June – I’m running in my very first ultra – the Northants Ultra, 35 miles in total. I’m excited and a little nervous about this I have to say, but it’s something I’ve wanted to have a go at for a while and I’m feeling pretty fit at the moment so no reason why I can’t eh?
July – I’m hoping to take part in the Adidas Thunder Run – a team relay event where team members run a 10k course over 24 hours. It looks like a lot of fun and is more of a running festival than an event.
August – Perhaps a rest? 🙂
September – After hearing all the good things said about this year’s London Duathlon, I’ve entered next year’s event.
October – I ran in the Blenheim palace 10k and loved the undulating course so I thought I’d enter the half marathon next year instead.
November – It’s on the maybe list, but I would love to combine a trip to Crete with a stop over in Athens to do the marathon. Now that would be a proper destination race!
What’s on your race list for next year?