If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you will already know that for the last month or so I have been training for a half marathon (approximately 13.1 miles). In fact, this last Saturday, after working a little, I ran 8 miles in 1:34:08...which is exactly 25 seconds faster than my 8 mile run the Saturday before. YAY for improvement! This coming weekend I will run 9 miles for the first time...we'll see just if I can move on Sunday.
I am planning to run the Shamrock'n Half Marathon on March 13th. My goal at this point is really just to finish it without stopping. I ran the Run to Feed the Hungry on Thanksgiving Day, which was a 10k...my first race.
So as I am getting more and more in to my newly found love of running, I have been researching other organized races to participate in. There are A LOT of them! Here are the upcoming races in the greater Sacramento area through the end of April that look like fun;
Davis Stampede - February 6th, 2011; 5k, 10k, and Half Marathon in Davis, CA
Super Bowl Sunday Run II - February 6th, 2011; 10k, which can also be run as a 2-person relay in Sacramento
8th Annual Valentine Run - February 12th, 2011; 1.8mi or 4mi walk/run in the Arden area of Sacramento
Lucky 7 Run - March 5th, 2011; 7mi or 7k in Davis
Shamrock'n Half Marathon - March 13th, 2011; Half Marathon that starts and ends at Raley Field in West Sacramento
Nutrition Fuels Fitness - March 27th, 2011; 5k and 10k in Elk Grove
River City Marathon - March 27th, 2011; Marathon and Half Marathon along the American River Parkway
8th Annual Run Rocklin - April 3rd, 2011; 5k and 12k run in Rocklin
SacTown 10 Miler - April 3rd, 2011; 10mi that starts and ends at the California State Capitol
Sacramento Zoo Zoom - April 10th, 2011; 5k and 10k runs in Land Park around the Sacramento Zoo
Capitol City Classic - April 17th, 2011; 5k and 10k runs in Downtown Sacramento
American River Parkway Run - April 30th, 2011; Half Marathon and 5k along the American River Parkway