Over the course of the last month, I have tried to put together a race schedule calendar for races in Maine this year. While the calendar is not completely finished and I know that it doesn’t have all the races, it has enough of them that I feel that I can reasonably see what ones I would like to do.
My criteria were:
Local – Keep it local races within 20 miles got preference if they fell on the same day.
Cost – I can’t afford to race all that often, I stayed more with the 5K distances which are cheaper
I can’t believe the weather, mid 40’s bright sunshine and it is the middle of February, today felt more like mid to late March, but I will take it. Hell I even ran in short and a couple of layers on top. Had my gloves and ball cap on though. Always wear gloves when it is under 50º.
I had a really tough time finding my stride and maintaining it today. I would get it for a minute or so and then lose it again. There was no consistency to the run at all. Continue reading →