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Are You Running in a Race This Year?

Marathon season is officially under way, woo-hoo! I have to admit I love hearing that so many of you are in training or have completed a race. It motivates me to lace up and hit the pavement even more. Heck, even some of my own friends  have finished running in their first long-distance races this year. Kudos!

Since so many of you wrote that running in longer races was one of your fitness goals in our Get Fit For 2010 community group and contest, I'm wondering how many of you signed up to compete. I'm hoping that you're all taking the leap and that your training is going well. I especially hope that you're staying injury-free. If this is your first race and your nerves are starting to set in, don't worry — you will be able to tackle your first marathon with ease, I know it. If you're still looking for a race, head on over to; they have a complete listing of all kinds of events.

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stellaRuby stellaRuby 7 years
I am running the Detroit Marathon (half-marathon) in October. Over a bridge, under a tunnel and two countries.
sassymolassy sassymolassy 7 years
Yes, yes and yes! I'm signed up for 2 half marathons in the next few months and then a full marathon ( in October. This will be my 5th full marathon. Just hoping to train well and not get injured. My key to success will be running hard 4 days a week and then balancing it with cross training and serious stretching on the non running days.
Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 7 years
Signed up for two half marathons - first in Mpls and the second is the Chicago Rock and Roll half. Then after that I'd like to do a duathlon and another half in October. Then my half marathon days may be over and I will concentrate on improving my speed for shorter distances.
Frank-Eubanks Frank-Eubanks 7 years
I made an omission error the "Check Spelling" could not detect. The date of the Capital City Half Marathon in Columbus, Ohio is Saturday, May 1, 2010.
Frank-Eubanks Frank-Eubanks 7 years
I currently am not entered in any road race, but plan to mail in, this weekend, an entry form with a $15.00 pre-registration fee, for the Kevin Mullin 5K, which is at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, April 18, 2010, at Bishop Hartley High School in Columbus, Ohio; this race has only clock timing, so the time it took you to get over the starting line is included in your official time. Also I plan to enter the Capital City Half Marathon, which is at 8:00 a.m., in Columbus, Ohio, the starting line located in front of 405 Neil Ave., and the entry for me will be free, because I will be volunteering at a Packet Pickup site on April 21, 2010, and as of about 15 minutes before I started typing this, there were 58 pre-race dates Packet Pickup volunteer positions whereby the volunteers can get a free race entry for volunteering; the Capital City Half Marathon has computer chip timing that takes your time at both the starting line and the finish line, so that you get your actual time recorded, instead of just having a clock time which includes the amount of time that it took for you to get over the starting line. And finally, I plan to enter the Columbus 10K, which will be at 9 a.m., Sunday, June 6, 2010, at Genoa Park in Downtown Columbus, Ohio; I have not found an entry form for this race yet, and I read that there will be computer chip timing for this race, but I do not know whether the chip is for also taking your time when you go over the starting line, which would result in getting an actual race time, or whether the chip is just for official "clock" finish times only, which includes the time it took you to get over the starting line. I glad this comment box has "Check Spelling", because I made spelling errors while typing the above, and "Check Spelling" caught the errors.
anakiya anakiya 7 years
I just started running recently and don't think I'll be ready to run a long race. I'm thinking next year will be my year. I also just quit smoking (yeah for me, 16 days). So I'm going to let my lungs get used to not smoking and running.
eca eca 7 years
I'm getting ready for my first half-marathon--the Madison Half-Marathon! And the Crazy Legs run in April will help me get ready.
mtn-girl mtn-girl 7 years
Doing the Teva Mtn Game Mud Run
brownsuga928 brownsuga928 7 years
I am training to run my first Half-marathon in May at Shiprock Marathon in Shiprock,NM. Beautiful run in the southwest and along the shiprock its self. Did the relay last year and thought why not try the Half.
AZDaisy AZDaisy 7 years
Oh yeah! I forgot about the Warrior Dash in April!
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 7 years
Congrats runningesq! That's a fantastic reason to give up races for a bit! I'm sticking with 5ks while I get back in running form post-baby. So far I have 4 on the calendar. I'd also like to run a 10k at some point this year.
I'm stepping up from the 5k to the 10k. I'm so nervous because I don't have the best endurance, but I'm optimistic because I completed 5 5ks last year, which I didn't think I could do.
CCSR CCSR 7 years
It doesn't let me choose all... I'm running a marathon, signed up for 3 half-marathons, two 10 milers, a couple of 10k's and a few 5k's
lydialee_home lydialee_home 7 years
runningesq - Congratulations! So happy for you. AZDaisy - I did not know about the California series. Now that you mentioned it, I start to look for the info. It sounds interesting - I want a medal and jacket too. :)
Thermy Thermy 7 years
I just finished my first 5k last weekend! I was so excited! I've got quite a few 10ks this year, but the one I'm really looking forward to is the Gold Coast Marathon 10k, in July. (I'm in Brisbane Australia, so it's not much of a distance to travel) My running blog:
AZDaisy AZDaisy 7 years
Congrats runningesq! I ran the Surf City Half last month, I've signed up for the SF Half in July, and I'll be doing the Long Beach Half (maybe full??) in October! I'm actually really bummed, I want to run the Nike Women's Half, but it's on the same day as Long Beach, and I have to run in Long Beach if I want the California Series Jacket and Medal! (Which was my motivation for running all these halves in the first place!)
runningesq runningesq 7 years
First time in almost 6 years I won't be running a marathon or doing a triathlon (or an Ironman)... babyrunningesq making his or her appearence in October !
Food Food 7 years
tlsgirl, I am with you! I want to do the SFM half. Leilanic, where is that?! It sounds amazing.
Zulkey Zulkey 7 years
Soldier Field 10-miler. If there were a button for "other" I would have clicked it
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 7 years
i am doing the see jane run champagne and chocolate 1/2 marathon in june! i started training two weeks ago. :)
courtney3 courtney3 7 years
laellavita: so glad you're considering team in training for nyc! did that for rock n roll mardi gras & it was the greatest experience of my life :]
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