Saturday 15 September - Titirangi 5km (in conjunction with the Lydiard Legend marathon event)
I thought I'd like to be involved in this iconic event even if I was only doing the 5km, but the other day when we were out west I reviewed the course - and it is uphill for about the first 2km! I think I will leave this one until next year as I haven't been running any hills yet, and I don't want to stress my muscles and risk injury - is that a good enough excuse?!
There is no course profile for the 5 km, but here is the one for the third quarter of the Lydiard Legend Marathon - not your average walk in the park!
Sunday 23 September - Just Workout Devonport Classic 5km
With a little rearrangement to my schedule, I think I can fit this race in. It looks fun, friendly and my husband ensures me that Fort Takapuna is not a hill.....mmm.....
Oh well, I've entered now!
Saturday 13 October - Xterra Trail Challenge Waihi short course (7.8km)
This is a definite and I'm excited to do this - a trail run through the Waitawheta Gorge near Karangahake. We explored this area at Christmas time, and it will be amazing to run all those tunnels, winding trails, and swing bridges - can't wait! There will be some climbs too, but for some reason I am prepared to handle hills on a trail, yet not on a suburban street. I just love trail runs, and my
So it's official - I have something to train for! I've rejigged my schedule for a 5km in three weeks time, and a 8km in six weeks time - hopefully I don't hurt something between then and now!
Do you have any exciting races coming up? The Lydiard Legend Marathon anyone?